Bears A.D. Sandy Barbour Takes Risk by Hiring Sonny Dykes

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Bears A.D. Sandy Barbour Takes Risk by Hiring Sonny Dykes
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

BERKELEY -- Though Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour fell in love, in the professional sense, with her new football coach last month during a three-hour interview, Sonny Dykes should know he won't have it so easy with everyone else. He isn't a marquee name from a high-profile school, so he will need to be sensational quickly to win over skeptical Cal alumni and discerning Bay Area football fans. He is a native Texan who has spent his life and entire 19-year career roaming the red states, so he will have to make profound adjustments for the peculiar culture and social rhythms of the deep blue People's Republic of Berkeley...

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