Cal Fired Sonny Dykes, Start The Chip Kelly Speculation

  • Cal Fired Sonny Dykes, Start The Chip Kelly Speculation

Cal Fired Sonny Dykes, Start The Chip Kelly Speculation

Dykes has spent the last four seasons as Cal's head coach, posting a 19-30 record.

According to Fox Sports, Cal fired Dykes following a 5-7 season in which the Bears struggled after having to replace Jared Goff, who went first to the LA Rams in last year's National Football League draft. That's not exactly the progress Cal expected moving on from Jeff Tedford. His best year at Cal was in 2015, when Dykes led the Golden Bears to an 8-5 record and Armed Forces Bowl victory.

After the 49ers abruptly fired coach Chip Kelly, he made it clear wouldn't rule out a return to college football. It was Cal's first eight-win season since 2009 and its first bowl win since 2008.

"Coach Dykes clearly built up our program - both on the field and in the classroom - and he leaves Cal in a stronger position than when he arrived. But after looking at a number of factors after the end of this season, I felt that we needed a change of direction for the good of our student-athletes and our program". The former OR head coach has stated he would not be opposed to returning to the collegiate level if the job was right, and the Cal job may be the right opportunity for him.

The only bowl game the Golden Bears reached during Dykes' tenure came in 2015.

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"We want to win championships", Williams said.