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Report: Dykes to interview with NC State Wednesday

Posted November 27, 2012
Updated November 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.

Tom O'Brien NC State trustees to meet, Dykes on short list

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.

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  • bichonman Nov 29, 9:54 a.m.

    She likes him for his name.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Nov 29, 7:10 a.m.

    I'm surprised the headline didn't read "Yow Interviewing Dykes for Football Job"... View More

    — Posted by dmccall

    Ha ha ha - that would have been funny.

    — Posted by GunnyGoesArrrgh

    ...funny to those with no sense of humors

    — Posted by cmmsbft

    You're the one with no sense of humor...or sense for that matter.

  • rherring23 Nov 28, 10:50 p.m.

    Yo! Tarhole. Why you so obsessed with us?

    — Posted by wolfbearrtp2

    Just obsessed with smacking Red Ragers around. Wipe that e-blood off your e-lip.

    — Posted by Dr. Feelgood

    I suppose it's better than obsessing about Cr4pel H3ll's basketball beat down last night. Wow.
    View More

    — Posted by TVs_Deceit

    You and yours should know about getting beat down. It's been happening to you and yours for so... View More

    — Posted by PacknoPride

    A HeL* of a lot better than yours did. Pure embarrassing.

  • rherring23 Nov 28, 10:42 p.m.

    Come on guys-she's trying to do what she thinks is right.
    WE're not a top tear school in... View More

    — Posted by baldchip

    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.

  • rherring23 Nov 28, 10:22 p.m.

    I'm sorry but all this whoop-la and going to hire Dykes???? I thought that maybe this time... View More

    — Posted by dare107

    State does not have the money to hire a big name coach. In fact, Clemson's offensive... View More

    — Posted by Deacons

    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.

  • rherring23 Nov 28, 10:06 p.m.

    Need some ointment there Thorpedolover? Sounds like IluvaThorpedo is having feelings of... View More

    — Posted by Dr. Feelgood

    Bubba hasn't found cr*p yet. Fedora won with players he didn't recruit. He won with a team returnimg a great rb, a very good qb and other good players that he didn't have anything to do with. He won with a team that was expected to win and even your Bubba Gump replacement coach last year could have won with this year. A great player like Gio can make any coach look good just like TOB at BC. Without Gio, UNC would have been 500 at best. He won at S Miss with players mainly recruited by the former coach and look at S miss this year, the coach may not be good, but Fedora did not recruit and leave any good players at S Miss when he left. He may turn out to be a good coach but so far he hasn't proven anything except he can win with a lot of talented players that other coaches have recruited and a great rb that could win 2-3 games a year for any coach. UNC settled for Fedora just like State will probably settle for a mid-major coach or a cordinator because thats the best either one of them could have got. We will see in 2-3 years.

  • cmmsbft Nov 28, 9:17 p.m.

    I'm surprised the headline didn't read "Yow Interviewing Dykes for Football Job"... View More

    — Posted by dmccall

    LOL

    — Posted by vile garbage

    ...You are both ignrnt (filter) rdncks (filter again)

  • cmmsbft Nov 28, 9:14 p.m.

    I'm still waiting for someone to tell me her name?

    — Posted by RPHEELS23

    ...you r a an ignrnt (had to get around the filter) rdnck (again, the filter)...I think you get the point

  • cmmsbft Nov 28, 9:12 p.m.

    I'm still waiting for someone to tell me her name?

    — Posted by RPHEELS23

    ...you r a an ignorant

  • cmmsbft Nov 28, 9:09 p.m.

    Eveidently most people on here have not been paying attention. Dykes was talked about for the... View More

    — Posted by evenpar29

    ...That's why another 30-25 regular record is in the making for the next 5 year plan...O'Brien, Amato, O'Cain,Sheridan, etc....Need I expound further? Next!

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