The TCU Horned Frogs are 12-1 under first-year head coach Sonny Dykes and are consequentially headed to the College Football Playoff.
Despite losing to K-State in the Big 12 Championship last weekend on a walk-off field goal in overtime, Dykes and the Horned Frogs are the first team not named Oklahoma to represent the Big 12 Conference in the CFP.
With national awards likely coming to Fort Worth, it was only a matter of time that TCU and its new head coach meet in good faith to talk about the future and that discussion has resulted in a contract extension for the Frogs’ head coach.
According to ESPN’s Pete Thamel, Dykes and TCU have agreed to a new contract extension that will keep him in Fort Worth through 2028, as well as lift his salary to near the top in the Big 12.
TCU finished 5-7 (3-6 Big 12) last season, and wasn’t expected to be a player in the Big 12 title race this season after being picked to finish seventh by Big 12 media.
Instead, Dykes’ Frogs went undefeated in the regular season and have looked like a playoff team since about the halfway point of the year.
Naturally, Dykes won Big 12 Coach of the Year honors (unanimous selection) and is a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, presented annually to the best college football coach in the country.
The future appears as bright as ever in Fort Worth, and its all thanks to a first-year head coach. Now, with his future secured, Dykes can continue to work at making TCU an annual powerhouse out of the Big 12 Conference.