TCU coaching rumors: Horned Frogs reportedly 'zeroing in' on new head coach
There are several Power 5 programs currently looking for new head coaches, but 1 of those openings may soon be getting filled.
According to Chris Hummer of 247Sports.com, TCU is currently “zeroing in” on Sonny Dykes to become its next head coach. Hummer reported that Dykes currently has offers from both TCU and SMU — which is his current school — each of which is valued at more than $4 million per year.
The Horned Frogs are hoping to name a head coach on Sunday, then hold an introductory press conference the following day, per Hummer.
Dykes has been SMU’s head coach since December 2017. He owns a 30-17 career record with the Mustangs, who are currently 8-3 heading into their regular-season finale against Tulsa on Saturday.
Before his tenure at SMU, Dykes previously had stints as the head coach at Louisiana Tech (2010-12) and California (2013-16). He led Louisiana Tech to the WAC championship in 2011, when he was also named the WAC Coach of the Year.
Between his time at California and SMU, Dykes spent 1 season as an offensive analyst at TCU in 2017, serving under former Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson, who parted ways with the program at the end of October.
TCU is 5-6 this season and is 2-1 since Patterson’s departure. The Horned Frogs end the regular season with a road matchup against Iowa State on Friday.