Report: Cal could have interest in hiring Derek Mason as its next head coach
Cal could have interest in possibly going after Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason for its vacancy after firing Sonny Dykes this past Monday, according to a report from FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 11, 2017
Mason has strong ties to the west coast after spending four seasons as a coveted assistant coach with Stanford from 2010-13 under David Shaw. He also had a previous stop at Utah (2002) and New Mexico State (2004).
Vanderbilt just wrapped up its best season under Mason, finishing 6-7 (3-5) with its first bowl appearance since James Franklin’s final year in Nashville (2013). Altogether, the Commodores have a 13-24 record during his three-year tenure.
The Golden Bears let go of Dykes after going 5-7 in 2016, missing the postseason for the third time in four years.