Nothing official, but signs point to Dykes

Although the Wildcats cannot announce a new offensive coordinator until next week, all indication are the team has found their man.

Texas Tech co-Offensive Coordinator Sonny Dykes spent his second straight day in Tucson speaking with Mike Stoops and other representatives of the University. Nothing official has been said, but it would be a surprise if Dykes is not named as the replacement for Mike Canales.

"I think so," Dykes said when asked by KMSB Channel 11 if things were going well. "I think we're getting everything ironed out."

Neither the school nor Dykes can officially comment on the job until it has been posted for a full week. That would be on Wednesday, but reading between the lines it sounds like the Wildcats may have their guy.

"I feel really excited about this opportunity and think it can be a really, really great place," Dykes said. "I have a lot of confidence in Coach Stoops and his staff. It would be a great honor to work with these guys."

Dykes came to Tucson on Thursday and spent the better part of two days in meetings and touring the campus and community. He specifically mentioned the weather and the facilities when asked about his trip so far.

"It's a great place to live," Dykes said.

Dykes has plenty of ties to Tucson and the staff. He currently coaches under Mike Leach who was an assistant with Stoops at Oklahoma. He coached against the Stoops defenses when the Wildcat head coach was still with the Sooners. His brother Rick was an assistant for the Wildcats under John Mackovic.

No word on what kind of offense Dykes would like to implement, but one would have to assume he would try to bring in some elements of the spread offense that Texas Tech runs.


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