Report: UA’s Dykes to beome Louisiana Tech head coachby Anthony Gimino on Jan. 20, 2010, under Sports
Pete Carroll‘s decision to leave USC for the Seattle Seahawks could adversely affect Arizona.
The Trojans went out and hired Lane Kiffin from Tennessee, which brought in Derek Dooley from Louisiana Tech, which will announce the hiring of Wildcats’ offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes this afternoon, according to NewOrleans.com.
Louisiana Tech has called a news conference for 4 p.m. Tucson time this afternoon.
One of Dykes’ first coaching jobs, in 1998, was as a receivers coach at Northeast Louisiana (now Louisiana-Monroe), which is about 40 minutes away from Louisiana Tech’s campus in Ruston.
If Dykes leaves, that would put Arizona in the unusual position of having to replace both coordinators in the same season. Defensive coordinator Mark Stoops left for the same position to Florida State. Head coach Mike Stoops moved quickly and painlessly to hire Greg Brown from Colorado to be co-coordinator with well-respected linebackers coach Tim Kish.