Cal fires head coach Sonny Dykes

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Cal is making a major change in the leadership of its football program, as head coach Sonny Dykes has been fired, a source told Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.

After losing star quarterback Jared Goff to the NFL following the 2015 season, Dykes was unable to keep the Golden Bears competitive in 2016, finishing the season at 5-7.

In his four seasons with the program, Dykes has a disappointing 19-30 record, with a 10-26 mark in Pac-12 play. The Bears qualified for just one bowl appearance in his time with the school.

It's no secret that Dykes, who is making almost $3 million per season, has interviewed for various head coaching jobs over the past few seasons while under contract with Cal, including Houston, Missouri, and Baylor, which reportedly didn't sit well with the players or the administration at the school.

A search is expected to begin immediately to find Dykes' replacement, but with the move coming over a month into the offseason, it's likely the school already has someone in mind for the position.

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