Sonny Dykes to be next Cal football head coach


On Wednesday, Cal officially hired Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes, known for his high-octane spread offenses, to lead the football team. As the 33rd coach in Cal program history, Dykes will take over for Jeff Tedford, who was fired Nov. 20 after a 3-9 campaign this season. Read more
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Players welcome new coach Dykes with open arms

Safety Avery Sebastian sure seemed happy to see the two-week coaching search finally come to a close following Sonny Dykes’ introductory press conference on Thursday afternoon. “It was a long 16 days,” Sebastian said. “It was a very antsy wait. All the players would huddle around looking around.” Sebastian,
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A change of pace Cal direly needed

In the Big Game on Oct. 20, Stanford’s defense smothered the Bears’ offense to death at Memorial this year. Jeff Tedford’s offensive scheme lacked excitement and unpredictability, and the Cardinal’s suffocating run defense held Cal to negative total rushing yards. After the Big Game, it became woefully apparent that the
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