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Report: Sonny Dykes The Favorite For The SMU Job

A general view of TCU's football stadium ahead of a Baylor game.

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 24: A view as the TCU Horned Frogs take on the Baylor Bears at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The TCU assistant coach is the favorite for the job.

A favorite has reportedly emerged in SMU's search for a new head coach.

ESPN reports that former Cal and Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes is the leading candidate for the job, which is now vacant after Chad Morris left for Arkansas.

A deal could be finalized sometime today.

From ESPN:

A deal isn't finalized, but Dykes could be hired as early as Monday. He would replace Chad Morris, who left SMU last week to become head coach at Arkansas. Dykes spent this past season as an offensive analyst at TCU after Cal fired him in January following four seasons at the school.

The 48-year-old Dykes is 41-45 in seven seasons as an FBS head coach. Jeff Traylor, SMU's associate head coach and current interim coach, also had been considered for the permanent position.

Stay tuned.