Nov 20, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs head coach Sonny Dykes during the first half against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

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TCU officially names Sonny Dykes next coach

TCU officially named Sonny Dykes its next coach Tuesday, one day after flying him in on a helicopter and landing at midfield of Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Dykes, 52, landed a six-year deal worth nearly $30 million, the Star-Telegram reported. Dykes was being introduced at a Tuesday press conference.

But he already met with the players Monday after he touched down at midfield, where he shook hands with administrators and addressed the crowd.

Dykes went 30-18 record with SMU, including 8-4 this season. He is 71-63 overall as a head coach.

Dykes served as the head coach at Louisiana Tech (2010-2012) and California (2013-16) before the Golden Bears’ fired him after the 2016 season. Dykes spent a year as an offensive analyst for TCU before accepting the head job with SMU in December 2017.

He replaces Gary Patterson, who parted ways with TCU on Oct. 31. Patterson left as the all-time winningest coach in TCU history.

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