Grid Notes 12/4

While most indications are that Sonny Dykes is expected to be named as the replacement for Mike Canales as Arizona Offensive Coordinator, it is not a done deal. One scenario could keep the Texas Tech assistant from joining the staff. More on that, plus some other Wildcat news.

The talk around Lubbock, TX as of two days ago was that Sonny Dykes was all but gone. Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach told several media outlets, including the Tucson Citizen that he expected Dykes to get the job offer from the Wildcats. Talk around Tech's bowl announcement press conference was that the team was prepared to play in the Insight Bowl without their co-offensive coordinator.

That was then.

Today there have been numerous media reports, including KJTV Fox 34 in Lubbock, Leach is going to interview for the vacant coaching position at Miami. There have been rumbling that with Rutgers' Greg Schiano taking his name out of the running, that Leach may be Miami's top target.

If Leach takes the Miami job, there is a lot of speculation that Dykes would pursue the Texas Tech job. Dykes is the son of former Tech head coach Spike Dykes.

There is no word on whether or not Dykes would be in the running for the job, but it would seemingly put a wrench in the plans to name a new offensive coordinator at Arizona. The Wildcats could publicly name a new coach as early as Wednesday and Mike Stoops has a media gathering scheduled for Friday.

It must be noted that there are media reports that Texas Tech AD Gerald Myers has stated that neither Miami nor Leach have contacted him about an interview.

Staff Changes
If Dykes does indeed take the job, it is not known what other, if any, changes would be made to the Wildcat coaching staff. Dykes' background is with wide receivers and currently there is no quarterbacks coach on the roster after Canales stepped down.

It is not know if Dykes would want to bring any assistants with him from Tech or if head coach Mike Stoops wants to make any more changes.

Health Update
The family of Willie Tuitama are insisting that the sophomore quarterback did not suffer concussions against Oregon and ASU as was speculated. Tuitama did suffer concussions against LSU and UCLA, so extra precautions were taken the final two games of the season. He is expected to have few, if any, lasting effects from the injuries.

Recruiting News
Braylon Broughton has indicated that his academic issues have been taken care of and he expects to enroll this January.

The Wildcats hosted in-state players PK Alex Zendejas and DL Cameron Jordan.

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