Candidate to interview for assistant job

Arizona's search for a replacement for Mike Canales already has its first name. Sonny Dykes, the co-coordinator at Texas Tech has confirmed that he is a candidate for the job.

While Arizona has not officially announced whether it intends to hire a new offensive coordinator or hire from within and add a new position coach, Dykes confirmed to KMSB Fox 11 in Tucson that he would be in town on Thursday to discuss becoming the Wildcats' new offensive coordinator.

"It feels like it is a good fit for all parties involved," Dykes said.

Dykes is co-coordinator at Texas Tech, sharing the duties with head coach Mike Leach. Leach served one-year as offensive coordinator at Oklahoma with Mike Stoops.

"I have a lot of confidence in what Mike Stoops and Mark Stoops are doing," Dykes noted.

The Red Raiders have one of the top offenses in the country, especially through the air. The team averaged 440 yards of total offense and 31.5 points a game utilizing a pass happy spread attack.

The Wildcats averaged 251 yards a game behind a young offensive line and an oft injured quarterback.

Dykes, who is also Tech's wide receivers coach, is the son of Spike Dykes, the school's winningest coach. He's the brother of Rick Dykes, a former Wildcat offensive coordinator under John Mackovic.

Dykes was adamant that he was coming to interview for the job and that no offers had been made or accepted.

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