According to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, Sonny Dykes is “expected to leave for TCU” and SMU is now on the search for his replacement. Here is what Thamel said on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon:
If the Mustangs are already looking for a replacement then it is just a matter of time before this thing goes official and the TCU job is off the table. TCU administration will be happy that they’ve got their guy and he won’t have to go far; about 41 miles to be exact.
There has been smoke about Dykes leaving for a little over a week now, and it has turned into a signal fire at this point. During his weekly press conference this morning, Dykes declined to comment on the report that TCU had narrowed in on him as their next head coach. However, he did confirm that he addressed the rumors with his players, saying there was too much “noise” around him to not address it. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has a story on that conversation and what the players had to say about it.
The only thing missing from this story is the announcement, and Horned Frog Blitz’s Jeremy Clark is reporting an official announcement could come as early as next week. It will be quite the process to replace coaching legend Gary Patterson, but all things are pointing to Sonny Dykes being the next head coach for the Horned Frogs.
Interim coach Jerry Kill is reportedly a target to be the next coach at New Mexico State, but for now, he will take the Frogs to Ames to battle the Cyclones for a bowl berth to end the 2021 season.