While it appears South Carolina may be closing in on its next coach, another name has been thrown into the mix late.
Cal coach Sonny Dykes has been in contact with South Carolina about its coaching vacancy, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau.
Dykes, who reportedly interviewed for the Missouri job on Tuesday, has made strides at Cal in each of his three seasons with the team. After going 1-11 in his first year, Cal went 5-7 in 2014 and 7-5 this past season to earn its first trip to a bowl game since 2011. Dykes previously spent three seasons coaching Louisiana Tech.
Earlier Thursday, reports indicated Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley were set to interview for the South Carolina job.
In addition to Muschamp, Riley and now Dykes, reported candidates for the job included Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez, former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, UGA defensive defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen are other reported candidates.
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