Lashlee returns as head coach after two seasons in Miami.
Dykes will become TCU’s next head coach, per multiple reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.