Cal tabs Sonny Dykes as next head coach

Cal announced today in a press release the hiring of former Louisiana Tech head coach and Arizona offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes to be its next head football coach, replacing Jeff Tedford.

"Sonny Dykes is one of the brightest offensive minds in the country, running a high-octane style of football, one that I'm certain will allow our student-athletes to thrive and that our community will love on gameday," Cal Athletic Director Sandy Barbour said.

A press conference to introduce Dykes is scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. PT and will air live on Pac-12 Networks. The press conference also will live stream on Pac-12.com.