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Sonoran Hot Reads: Cal fires Sonny Dykes

Also, what’s up with Cal’s financial situation?

NCAA Football: California at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

In a kind of late and surprising manner, former Arizona Wildcats assistant Sonny Dykes was fired as the head coach of the California Golden Bears on Sunday. The move wasn’t made by Cal admin for football reasons per se, but more because of Dykes’ continued flirtation with other jobs despite receiving a contract extension last year. The move is also curious because of Cal’s current financial status. It appears they are going in a very strange direction to try and get more monetary production out of its football program

- Don’t trust Trevin Wade with picking movies for you to watch, because he likes John Wick. Wade had two tackles in the Giants’ blowout loss to the Packers

- JuJu Smith-Schuster decided to enter the NFL Draft over the weekend

- I also wrote for the site Stadium Journey, but have decided to leave them. If you’re interested in replacing me and like visiting all kinds of stadiums, email Paul Swaney at paul@stadiumjourney.com and tell him that I sent you

Basketball

- Arizona swept Colorado and Utah to open the home schedule. Here are three things we learned from the week, including Kadeem Allen becoming a danger from the perimeter

- Tad Boyle had an interesting take on why Arizona gets so many free throws at home

- Remember that Allonzo Trier guy? Apparently Sean Miller told Jill Savage that he thinks Trier will play sometime this season

- Former ASU player Sam Cunliffe decided to restart his college career at Kansas

- You’re going to want to watch Dillon Brooks kick Josh Hawkinson where the sun don’t shine. He won’t be suspended for their game on Saturday against Oregon State though

Baseball

- J.J. Matijevic is 53rd on Baseball America’s list of the Top 100 Draft prospects in college

Other sports

- Women’s basketball picked up their first conference win with an 81-70 victory over Utah

- Gymnastics won their first home meet of the season

Tucson news

- Sunday was the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting involving Gabrielle Giffords. People went to Hi Corbett to form a human embrace symbol

- There’s going to be a free concert series at the new outlets each Saturday for the next four months