Nov 28, 2012
The News-Star, out of Monroe, Louisiana, is reporting that Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes will interview for the North Carolina State head football coaching job Wednesday morning.
A member on the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees said Tuesday that an emergency meeting called for Wednesday will be to discuss a “contract for future employment” and is linked to the university’s search for a football coach.
A public notice for the closed-session meeting stated that trustees would discuss, on a 4:30 p.m. conference call, "the amount of compensation and other material terms of an employment agreement.” No formal agenda for the meeting was given, but NC State Director of Athletics Debbie Yow said Sunday that she’d work quickly to replace Tom O’Brien, who was fired after six seasons and a 40-35 record.
Multiple sources indicated early Tuesday that Dykes is a primary target in the coaching search.
Dykes was hired by Louisiana Tech in 2010 and in three years, the Bulldogs have posted a 22-15 record. They won the WAC in 2011, and Dykes won the conference coach of the year award in the same season. This year, the Louisiana Tech offense averaged 51.5 points per game, the most in the nation.
Prior to Louisiana Tech, the 43-year-old Dykes was offensive coordinator at Arizona and Texas Tech where he worked with receivers and quarterbacks in spread passing systems.
In her press conference on Sunday, Yow said that she is looking for more enthusiasm and energy in a head coach and she believes the program can be a perennial Top-25 and should focus on in-state recruiting.
While O’Brien took the Wolfpack to four bowls in the last five seasons, he only managed to finish in the Top 25 once – No. 25 in 2010.
If Wednesday’s meeting is in fact to discuss a new football coach, it may follow a similar timetable to that of the recent coaching search at the University of North Carolina.
Last year, WRAL News reported that Larry Fedora agreed to a deal on Dec. 6. On Dec. 7, UNC called an emergency Board of Trustees meeting followed by a Board of Governors meeting on Dec. 8. The following day, on Dec. 9, Fedora was formally introduced.
The Board of Governors’ approval is generally required when there are contractual caveats that stray from the standard contract.
On Wednesday, only the University Affairs Committee is being called to meet. Six members of the board of trustees are on that committee and all board members have been invited to call in or attend the meeting.
- Posted by cmmsbft...funny to those with no sense of humors- Posted by jgunnI'm surprised the headline didn't read "Yow Interviewing Dykes for Football Job"- Posted by dmccall
Ha ha ha - that would have been funny.
A HeL* of a lot better than yours did. Pure embarrassing.- Posted by PacknoPrideYou and yours should know about getting beat down. It's been happening to you and yours for so many years. BTW, How did your 1st place ACC team do last night?- Posted by TVs_Deceit- Posted by Dr. FeelgoodJust obsessed with smacking Red Ragers around. Wipe that e-blood off your e-lip.- Posted by wolfbearrtp2
Yo! Tarhole. Why you so obsessed with us?
I suppose it's better than obsessing about Cr4pel H3ll's basketball beat down last night. Wow.
Exactly, while I had rather see State get a different coach, we will probably not get a well established coach. State will probably have to do the same thing UNC did and that is settle for the best that they can get. 99% of the people had never heard of Dykes before the stories broke and 99% of the people had never heard of Fedora before UNC hired him. They both coach for high powered offenses but neither one will ever be that successful because neither one knows how to coach defense or hire good defensive cordinators. If either one ever figures out that defenses wins championships, then they might build a successful program.Come on guys-she's trying to do what she thinks is right.- Posted by baldchip
WE're not a top tear school in football! Please don't expect
her to hire a top 10 coarch when Auburn, UT Knoxville, and other TOP TEAR
schools are looking!
State is talking 2-3 million and you need to check your facts. There are a lot of coaches at big time schools that are not making over 3 million a year and Clemson's OC makes less than 2 million, a few hundred thousand dollars less.- Posted by DeaconsI'm sorry but all this whoop-la and going to hire Dykes???? I thought that maybe this time State would actually go after a big name coach! I think this is less than a mediocure hire at best!- Posted by dare107
State does not have the money to hire a big name coach. In fact, Clemson's offensive coordinator makes $2 million/year, granted, he is the highest paid OC in the country. Big name coaches make $4-$5 million or more a year and State is talking $2 million/year.