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.