The California Golden Bears have parted ways with Coach Sonny Dykes. You may have heard.
Stunningly, it seems the news broke before our players could even hear it firsthand.
Lmao why we gotta find out over twitter tho..— Darius Allensworth (@_MoneyDA) January 8, 2017
Good morning anything happen while I was asleep!— Ray Hudson (@rayhudson11) January 8, 2017
*Casually scrolling down twitter*— TRAVEON BECK✨ (@HeyImTray) January 8, 2017
Happen to see that my head coach gets fired
Thought it was a joke
Once they got over the shock, Malik Psalms immediately started recruiting our next coach. Recent Cal grad Cedric Dozier echoed the sentiment.
hey bighead, how do you like california? @CoachLesMiles— malik psalms (@YouLoveMalik) January 8, 2017
Enwere is potentially questioning his future with the Golden Bears, which is a perfectly reasonable response given so much uncertainty.
At this point I gotta make the decision that's best for me life is crazy. Smh— Black Roses™ (@A1_Pericoo) January 8, 2017
While we search for our next coach, former–offensive coordinator Jake Spavital will serve as interim head coach. Psalms and Traveon Beck fully endorsed Spav in this role while Bug Rivera and Malik McMorris jokingly pushed Spavital for a scholarship.
And despite his involvement in scandal earlier this season, the players continued to support strength and conditioning coach Damon Harrington.
Praying that they didn't touch Damon's office.— Black Roses™ (@A1_Pericoo) January 8, 2017
Surprised I haven't seen anything about @coachDamon51 taking the HC job!— Ray Hudson (@rayhudson11) January 8, 2017
Despite being a youngin’ Cameron Saffle posted a mature, reassuring message to the Cal family.
It's a reinventing year for the us. We love the process so don't worry. Go Bears— Cameron Saffle (@cameronsaffle) January 8, 2017
Zeandae Johnson and Derron Brown have the same confidence--something they must have learned together on the defense.
We gone be alright— Z. Johnson (@Zeandaej) January 8, 2017
Oh well, vision still the same... https://t.co/Ku4O8BUERL— Derron Brown (@RockoCuatro) January 8, 2017
UPDATE: Here is the response from Sonny Dykes.