Well, this report has been expected all week and it has finally come to fruition; ESPN’s Ian Fitzsimmons announced via Twitter that Sonny Dykes will be the next head coach at TCU. Fitzsimmons reported that SMU offered a deal to keep Dykes that was worth up to $4 Million, but TCU’s offer was “significantly more.”
TCU and Dykes look like a match made in heaven, and he doesn’t have far to go, just about 41 miles separate the campuses of SMU and TCU, and Dykes will now be on the other sideline during the “Battle for the Iron Skillet”.
It sounds like Dykes will have an experienced quarterback to work with, as Max Duggan is expected to stay at TCU despite the coaching change. If Dykes can convince Zach Evans to stay in Fort Worth during the offseason, he will inherit a talented offensive roster in his first year.
Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported earlier this week that Dykes was expected to be the next head coach in Fort Worth, and SMU was already looking for his replacement, likely SMU offensive coordinator and current Miami offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee.
Fitzsimmons report was released in the middle of TCU’s game with Iowa State and before SMU’s game on Saturday against Tulsa tomorrow. Expect Dykes to be on the sidelines for that game, given that TCU’s season would be done with a loss to Iowa State on Friday night.