Arizona Offensive Coordinator Sonny Dykes To Louisiana Tech

Tom PhillipsCorrespondent IJanuary 20, 2010

Sonny Dykes has accepted the Louisiana Tech head coaching position, according to a Shreveporttimes.com report.

Dykes is set to take over for Derek Dooley who became Tennessee's head coach last week. Last season Louisiana Tech went 4-8 but is considered to be in good position as all but one loss were to bowl teams.

The former Arizona offensive coordinator helped Arizona set passing records and become the most efficient offense in school history. He took an offense that averaged 16 points per game before he arrived to 30 points per game this past season.

Dykes helped take a team that was struggling to move the ball and find an identity and turned them into one of the most prolific offenses in the Pac-10.

The move is an interesting one for Dykes who had earlier been reported to be a candidate for the Texas Tech job before Tommy Tuberville was hired.

This is a chance for Dykes to prove he can lead a team and is more than just an offensive whiz.

After the Texas Tech job was filled many Wildcat fans were relieved as they thought Dykes would be in Arizona through at least next season.

Arizona will likely look to fill the position familiar with the offensive style and the program but no names have surfaced as of yet.

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