Dykes left SMU unceremoniously and has been criticized by players, parents and the fan base. Hart said everyone was “well intentioned.”
Lashlee’s arrival underscores a transition from Sonny Dykes that has been all about timing.
Dykes and TCU talked with clarity about a marriage long in the making, despite a hectic last month.
Dykes likely coached his final game before heading to TCU. Fans compared him to Judas. Players were hurt. Dykes, as he has done for the last month, failed to directly say he would be headed to TCU.
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 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.