Cal commits excited with Dykes hiring 

December, 6, 2012
Many fans will remember Sonny Dykes’ offense putting up big numbers from 2007 to '09 and his work with Mike Leach at Texas Tech in 2005 and '06. But for many high school recruits in the West, Dykes was an unknown commodity, and there was plenty of uncertainty among Cal recruits with news coming out that Dykes will be the new head coach of the Golden Bears.

Once commits found out about Dykes, who spent the last three years as the head coach at Louisiana Tech, the uncertainty gave way to excitement.

Offensive tackle Cameron Hunt (Corona, Calif./Centennial) and teammate Garrett Hughes are still competing in the state playoffs, so the two big men were at practice when the news came out. They said they had to scroll through plenty of calls and texts about the new coach, and a familiar refrain began.