Sources: Dykes gets raise for leading TCU to CFP

TCU has agreed to a brand new contract with coach Sonny Dykes, sources informed ESPN, rewarding him for the jolt of adrenaline he delivered to this system that has culminated with this system’s first Faculty Soccer Playoff look.

Dykes’ contract has been prolonged a yr by 2028, based on sources, who indicated that his pay will probably be boosted to be close to the highest ranges of the Huge 12. For comparability, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy made $7.5 million in 2022.

The Horned Frogs are 12-1 in Dykes’ first season, resuscitating a program that went 5-7 in 2021 and noticed legendary coach Gary Patterson get pushed out throughout the season.

Dykes’ staff grew to become recognized round faculty soccer for its dramatic finishes, authoring a spree of comeback wins, notching a last-second run-off subject purpose and staying undefeated till an additional time loss to Kansas State within the Huge 12 title recreation.

Picked to complete seventh within the Huge 12, TCU as a substitute grew to become simply the second staff within the historical past of the CFP to start the season unranked and find yourself within the playoff, becoming a member of Michigan in 2021.

No. 3 TCU will face No. 2 Michigan within the CFP semifinal on the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31.

Dykes got here to TCU after going 30-18 at SMU the earlier 5 years. He employed a powerful employees, as offensive coordinator Garrett Riley gained the Broyles Award because the nation’s high assistant coach and defensive coordinator Joe Gillespie’s group has given up 25 factors per recreation, almost 12 lower than TCU did in 2021.

TCU quarterback Max Duggan, who did not start the yr as a starter, is a Heisman Trophy finalist after throwing for 3,321 yards and 30 touchdowns and speeding for six scores.