After initial reported interest between Sonny Dykes and the Baylor Bears, it appears for now that the Cal head coach will stick with the Golden Bears instead. Dykes and Baylor have reportedly moved on from each other. Baylor has opted to hire Temple head coach Matt Rhule. From Baylor’s official site:
Baylor University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades IV announced today the appointment of Matt Rhule as the 27th Baylor Head Football Coach. Rhule comes to Waco after four seasons as the head coach at Temple University, where he led the Owls to consecutive 10-win seasons in 2015 and 2016 and the 2016 American Athletic Conference championship.
Rhule will be introduced at a campus celebration on Wednesday at a time and site to be determined.
Dykes started his career at Cal with one of the worst seasons in Golden Bear history, going 1-11 and giving up the most points in program history in 2013. Cal turned it around with a solid 4-1 start in 2014 with a high-octane offense powered by Jared Goff, but stumbled to the finish and regressed back to 5-7. 2015 was Dykes’s most successful season, starting 5-0 and getting ranked in the top 25, but four straight losses quickly dropped them back to the middle of the pack and Cal finished 8-5. Cal lost Goff in 2016 and experienced ups and downs on their way to a 5-7 season.
Cal fans, your thoughts?