September 08, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Louisiana Tech Bulldogs head coach Sonny Dykes reacts on the sideline in the second quarter against the Houston Cougars at Robertson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

Sonny Dykes Emerging As Front-Runner For North Carolina State Head Coaching Job

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs head coach Sonny Dykes is one of the hottest head coaching candidates in college football this season. Dykes has been attached to many of the top head coaching jobs around the nation, but there is finally some legs to the idea that Dykes could be leaving Louisiana Tech for a bigger job.

Reports are indicating that Dykes will interview for the North Carolina State Wolfpack head coaching job that was left vacant after the school parted ways with Tom O’Brien, who was the head coach for six years at the university.

Dykes is expected to interview for the North Carolina State job on Wednesday morning, per the Monroe News-Star.

In three years with Louisiana Tech, Dykes racked up a 22-15 record and had the Bulldogs ranked as high as No. 19 in the college football polls.

An interesting storyline to Dykes’ possible departure to North Carolina State is that Louisiana Tech will open their 2013 season in Raleigh, North Carolina against the Wolfpack.

Whether or not a deal is reached between Dykes and North Carolina State after the interview on Wednesday, one thing is certain — Dykes will most likely move on to a bigger head coaching gig for the 2013-14 college football season.


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