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SMU's New Head Coach: "Ultimate Goal" Is To Join Big 12

A pylon with the Big 12 logo.

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 25: The Big XII logo on a pylon at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Mustangs' new head coach wants to join the Big 12.

It's time for some more Big 12 expansion talk. A program's new head coach has admitted that he'd love for his program to join the league.

Sonny Dykes has been at Southern Methodist University for just a couple of months, but he's already thinking big picture for the Mustangs. He wants to see his school end up moving into a Power 5 league.

That league, of course, is the Big 12. It makes sense.

The prospect of SMU getting added to the league has been mentioned before. Dykes said today that his "ultimate goal" is for the Mustangs to end up in the Big 12.

Dykes, the former head coach at Cal, also said he believes SMU is more of a Power 5 job. The Mustangs just aren't in a Power 5 league - yet.

Eventually, he wants SMU to get added to the Big 12. The league currently sits at 10 teams.

Schools like SMU, Memphis, UCF and others have been mentioned. The Mustangs might be the best fit.

Dykes is 41-46 as a head coach. He had an 8-win season at Cal in 2015.

SMU went 7-6 in 2017. The Mustangs' former head coach, Chad Morris, left for Arkansas.