The 38-year-old has been widely reported to be the frontrunner to replace Sonny Dykes if, and when, he leaves.
Players said Dykes’ rumors had started to consume the locker room. Dykes addressed that on Sunday for the first time.
Chippy, Cagey game results in SMU 75-66 win over Sam Houston.
Dykes and Samples were some of the main influences why all five players committed to SMU. Sources say the exodus signals the potential, imminent departure of both coaches.
Dykes is reported to be leaving for TCU, potentially, by the end of the week.
SMU lost to Cincinnati 48-14 on the road. It was a defeat so thorough that any other context diminishes the loss.
SMU ends its last regular away game with a crushing 48-14 loss to #3 Cincinnati.
The early-enrollee finally played the role he thought he could, even if it seemed unlikely three months ago.
Three Wins in Three for SMU at Moody Coliseum in Dallas.
Dykes seemed certain to leave SMU for Texas Tech or TCU in late October. Two losses and a fall from conference championship contention and the Associated Press rankings in the past three weeks have quieted the rumor mill.