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Coach Dykes goes West, takes Cal job

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Sonny Dykes held a Louisiana Tech University team meeting late Wednesday night to inform players that he was accepting the head coaching job at the University of California. See more details on page 6.

Louisiana Tech University’s football team lost out on a bowl berth Sunday and now they’ve lost their head coach.

Sonny Dykes, who had a highly successful three-year stay with the Bulldogs’ program, has been chosen as the new head coach at the University of California.

The 43-year-old native of Lubbock, Texas, and son of former legendary Texas Tech University Head Coach Spike Dykes accepted the position on Wednesday and was unveiled as the Bears’ new leader by Cal Athletics Director Sandy Barbour.

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