Saturday did not erase the last two weeks, which saw SMU miss out on its goal of a conference championship. But, with a 55-28 win, SMU did enough to feel good for one day.
Even as starting quarterback Tanner Mordecai is healthy and one touchdown away from breaking a school record, the true freshman looks like he will play.
SMU won 86-62 in the season-opener.
Dykes was reported to be a front runner for the Texas Tech job after it let go of Matt Wells.
Sonny Dykes said he did not believe reports of his potential departure are affecting the team.
SMU fell to Memphis 28-25.
SMU has already struggled after losses the last two years. After this year’s loss, though, the road ahead will be tougher and more significant.
Sources told The Daily Campus Dykes’ departure is not a done deal. However, the preeminent feeling is that he will.
Sonny Dykes said he wouldn’t talk about whether he has had contact with Texas Tech about its head coach opening. It was a starkly different tone from past reports that linked Dykes to a Power Five job.
SMU re-mandates masks indoors as the Delta variant drives surges of COVID-19 cases in Dallas.