Report La. Tech's Dykes hired as Cal's new head football coach

The Sports Xchange
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The University of California has reportedly hired Louisiana Tech's Sonny Dykes to be the Bears' next head football coach, according to multiple reports.
FootballScoop.com reportedly broke the story Wednesday, while the Bay Area News Group reported that sources told it that Louisiana Tech players met Wednesday evening, possibly to discuss Dykes' potential departure.
Dykes' Tech team led the nation in scoring this season with an average of 51.5 points per game, and was second nationally with 577.9 total yards gained per game.
Although they are 9-3, the Bulldogs will not play in a bowl game this year after hesitating to commit to an invitation to play in the Independence Bowl.
When asked early Wednesday night, school officials would not confirm Dykes' hiring. However, earlier in the day, Cal athletics director Sandy Barbour told the BANG that "We're getting close. Real close."
Dykes, 43, is 22-15 at La. Tech.
Cal fired former coach Jeff Tedford on Nov. 20 after an 11-year tenure.