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7-6, 3rd in American Athletic - West

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SMU coach Sonny Dykes confirmed to me that he's hiring Northern Illinois defensive coordinator Kevin Kane to the same position with the Mustangs. Football Scoop first reported the move. Kane did an excellent job with the NIU defense in 2017 after moving into the coordinator role the year before. Dykes' new staff with SMU is nearly complete.

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SMU hires UConn offensive coordinator Lashlee

SMU has hired Connecticut offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee for the same position with the Mustangs. Lashlee joins new coach Sonny Dykes' staff after one year with the Huskies.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCES: SMU is hiring Rhett Lashlee as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. Lashlee spent the 2017 season as coordinator at Connecticut after previously holding the role at Auburn with Gus Malzahn. 247 Sports first reported the move. Lashlee also has been an offensive coordinator at Arkansas State and Samford.

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LA Tech cruises to DXL Frisco Bowl victory over SMU (1:08)
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Louisiana Tech routs SMU to win Frisco Bowl (1:26)

Mike Couzens ESPN College Football 

The DXL Frisco Bowl is tomorrow on ESPN. Louisiana Tech HC Skip Holtz and new SMU HC Sonny Dykes start the day by announcing a series starting in 2021 between the two schools. Both talking about balancing early signing day and bowl prep.

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Dykes agrees to be new head coach at SMU

Sonny Dykes has agreed to take the SMU coaching job. Dykes has served as head coach at California and Louisiana Tech and is 41-45 in seven seasons as an FBS head coach.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: SMU is hiring former Cal and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes as its next coach, replacing Chad Morris. Dykes spent this season as an offensive analyst at TCU.

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Sources: Dykes leading candidate for SMU job

Sonny Dykes has emerged as the leading candidate for SMU's coaching vacancy, sources told ESPN on Sunday night. Dykes has served as head coach at California and Louisiana Tech.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Cal and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes has emerged as the leading candidate for SMU's coaching vacancy, according to sources. A deal hasn't been finalized, but Dykes could be hired as early as Monday. Dykes, who is 41-44 as an FBS head coach, spent this past season as an offensive analyst at TCU. Jeff Traylor, SMU's associate head coach named interim coach after Chad Morris' departure to Arkansas, also was considered.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SMU offensive coordinator Joe Craddock will move with Chad Morris to Arkansas. Morris turned over offensive play-calling duties to Craddock after their first season at SMU. Craddock had been a graduate assistant for Morris at Clemson. Very promising young coach.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The SMU job is attracting strong outside candidates, but Jeff Traylor, named interim head coach Wednesday, has internal support and is popular among the players. Traylor served as associate head coach and running backs coach this season after coming over from Texas. Like Chad Morris, he is a successful former Texas high school coach. Todd Turner of Collegiate Sports Associates is assisting SMU in its search.