The Cal Golden Bears have fired head coach Sonny Dykes, according to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports:
Dykes has spent the last four seasons as Cal's head coach, posting a 19-30 record. The Golden Bears were just 1-11 in Dykes' first season, but they were 8-5 and won the Armed Forces Bowl in 2015, his third year with the program. Cal took a step back and went just 5-7 this past season.
However, Cal's administration and players were quickly souring on Dykes because of his interest in other jobs, according to Feldman. Dykes interviewed for the Houston vacancy in 2014, several other jobs in 2015 and then expressed interest in the Baylor job this past offseason.
Cal is expected to gauge the interest of former Oregon Ducks, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly, but Feldman notes a few other names who are favorites to get the job:
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In mix to replace Sonny Dykes, #Cal OC Jake Spavital>Great recruiter & led nation's No 10 O despite having to replace Goff & top 6 receivers— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 8, 2017