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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby tristatecoog » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:29 pm

So there aren't any concrete facility upgrades that Sonny is holding out for?

Looking back, the hoops reseat occurred two years after Larry abruptly left. His heir apparent took over and did really well at the beginning. 30-5 and NCAA tournament appearance in 2016-17 when the reseat was being researched.

Fans even seemed hopeful in this post until it was actually implemented and priced many fans out of their seats:
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SMU tried to monetize the enthusiasm but the success didn't last as the team went 17-16 in 2017-18. Shake Milton (preseason POY) missed eleven games and Semi and Sterling Brown were drafted. Things are finally looking up this year.

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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby Bucking Pony » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:32 pm

The timing of this news coming out could not be worse.
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby Bucking Pony » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:38 pm

…or the timing of this rumor getting traction. :?:
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby soccermom » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:40 pm

Again, I just can’t think of a really good reason for him to leave here to go THERE! I hope he wants to stay & continue growing our program.
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby JasonB » Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:04 pm

If he left to go there, he would drive a stake in the heart of every relationship he has forged over the past 4 years.

If he does leave for TCU, it means that he believes there is no chance SMU will ever get a bid to a power conference.

That said, anyone who claims to have knowledge is kidding themselves. Even if he is willing to consider TCU as a job, those negotiations haven't even started yet.
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby PK » Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:04 pm

soccermom wrote:Again, I just can’t think of a really good reason for him to leave here to go THERE! I hope he wants to stay & continue growing our program.

Hope it's not true, but money could be why. Seems to be a hard bargaining issue to ignore.
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby SMU Pom Mom » Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:35 pm

I really don't get it. I can understand taking an offer for a name brand team, but TCU is the second worst team in the worst P5 conference and no one outside of Texas and the football world has even heard of them. Sonny could probably elevate them to the top of the Big XII but it is equally likely that the conference itself will implode. Maybe he hopes to walk the line of getting the last championship then hightailing it out of there like Cal Hockley. I don't see him as that crafty though.
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby SmooTen » Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:20 pm

Rumblings up in Waco is that he took the job. 3 coaches said no....to include Kellen Moore. Sonny was the 4th and said yes. News is supposed to break Monday or Tuesday. All hearsay.
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby TwoTimeGrad » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:34 am

This would be a huge blow to the program.

If he leaves, we'll drop the Peruna Poison curse on him like we did on Chad Morris. Look where that got him!
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby Pony64 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:49 pm

TwoTimeGrad wrote:This would be a huge blow to the program.

If he leaves, we'll drop the Peruna Poison curse on him like we did on Chad Morris. Look where that got him!


Another coach comes and goes without finishing the job. Total crap.
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby deucetz » Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:47 pm

Sonny has done some great things for the program, but he hasn’t proved much yet. Since Chad came, we have made it easy for coaches to accumulate wins by having easy non-conference schedules. Sonny has done a good job getting transfers, but the program is strong enough to do well without him.
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby Rla1022 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:37 pm

I say just leave him in Cincy.
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby WildBillPony » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:13 pm

If I was the AD at TCU, I would be having second thoughts right now
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Re: Sonny Dykes to TCU??

Postby PlanoStang » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:17 pm

This might end up like JJ with an alumni revolt :!: :!: :!:
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