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Cal cuts ties with the Sonny Dykes era, reportedly will release entire coaching staff

New era. New team.

NCAA Football: Stanford at California Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

There will be no ties to the Sonny Dykes era for Justin Wilcox. All current coaches are to be relieved of duty by the dawn of spring football as the new Cal head coach builds his new staff.

For those counting, assistants who will soon be looking for jobs would be...

Two Cal assistants have already departed: Offensive coordinator Jake Spavital to West Virginia; and wide receivers coach Jacob Peeler to Ole Miss, both with the same job titles. Strength coach Damon Harrington will not be returning either.

I’d expect some delayed announcements for position coach hires as Cal works on buyouts for some of these coaches. Many of their contracts are up by the end of spring.

Quality control coaches Brian Hamilton, Carlos Alvarado, and Colin Fry remain on staff, as does the entire operations. And yes, Director of Player Development and all-around awesome guy Kevin Parker (Rope Coach) is quite safe.

So the Sonny Dykes era is officially done. Figures that on inauguration week Cal will likely completely transition from the Bear Raid to Wilcox ball. What are your thoughts on the changes?