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Sonny Dykes, California
Date, Time & Subject TBA
As head coach of California, Sonny Dykes led the Bears to a four-win improvement in 2014 - the best turnaround for the program since 2002. Prior to California, Dykes was named 2011 WAC Coach of the Year for leading Louisiana Tech to the 2011 WAC title and an appearance in the 2011 Poinsettia Bowl. Dykes joined Louisiana Tech after three seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arizona, leading the Wildcats to an 8-5 record and an appearance in the Holiday Bowl. That Holiday Bowl appearance marked Dykes' 10th bowl appearance as a coach with all 10 appearances coming within an 11 year span. As an assistant coach, Dykes learned the air raid offense under mentors Hal Mumme and Mike Leach. He won the 2006 Mike Campbell Top Assistant Award, presented by the All-American Football Foundation, and was a nominee for the 2009 Broyles Award, which goes to the nation's top assistant coach.
Head Coach, California
Head Coach, Louisiana Tech
Offensive Coordinator, Arizona
Wide Receivers Coach, Texas Tech
Inside Receivers Coach & Special Teams Coach, Kentucky
Assistant Coach, ULM
Assistant Coach & Tight Ends Coach, Kentucky
Gary Patterson, TCU
Date, Time TBA
Lecture Topic: "TCU Defense"
Patterson, TCU’s all-time winningest coach with 132 victories, has led the TCU Horned Frogs to six conference championships—the Conference USA title in 2002, four Mountain West Conference titles, and Big 12 Conference co-championship in 2014—and eight bowl game wins. Patterson was named the 2009 AP Coach of the Year, becoming the first head coach of a non-BCS conference team to win the award. Patterson received 10 National Coach of the Year honors in 2014, including the Eddie Robinson Award, Paul "Bear" Bryant Award and Woody Hayes Award. Patterson has won a total of 20 National Coach of the Year honors in his 14-year head coaching tenure at TCU. Patterson's .746 winning percentage (132-45) ranks fourth among active coaches nationally (minimum 10 years). He is also one of just five active coaches with at least 100 victories at their current school.
Head Coach, TCU
Defensive Coordinator & Safety Coach, TCU
Defensive Coordinator & Safety Coach, New Mexico
Secondary Coach, Navy
Secondary Coach, Utah Sate
Defensive Coordinator, Sonoma State
Linebacker Coach, Pittsburgh State
Defensive Coordinator, Cal Lutheran
Linebacker Coach, Cal-Davis
Linebacker Coach, Tennessee Tech
Gary Pinkel, Missouri
Date, Time TBA
Lecture Topic: "Defending the Passing Game"
Prior to becoming a head coach, Pinkel learned the trade from one of the all-time great coaches, the legendary Don James. For 12 years as an assistant under James at Washington, Pinkel helped guide the Huskies to a combined record of 104-37-2 (73.4%) and three Pac-10 Conference titles. He served as UW’s offensive coordinator for seven seasons and helped mold one of the nation’s most potent offensive attacks. Pinkel came to Missouri after spending 10 very successful years as head coach at Toledo, where he amassed an impressive 73-37-3 record (65.9%) and left as UT’s all-time winningest coach.
Head Coach, Missouri
Head Coach, Toledo
Offensive Coordinator, Washington
Receivers Coach, Washington
Receivers Coach, Bowling Green
Tight Ends Coach, Washington
Bryan Harsin, Boise State
Date, Time TBA
Lecture Topic: "3rd Down Game Planning & Concepts"
In his debut season as Boise State’s head coach, Harsin - a former Bronco quarterback and assistant coach - led his alma mater in a 12-2 season, winning its first Mountain West Championship, and capping the campaign with a victory in the 2014 VIZIO Fiesta Bowl. The victory in the Fiesta Bowl was the third such win for the Broncos in the last nine seasons. Harsin, serving as offensive coordinator in the first two Fiesta Bowl victories, has been a part of each of the school’s three appearances in the game. The team’s victory in the 2014 Sports Authority Mountain West Football Championship marked the team’s first outright league title since joining the league in 2011, and the first overall since 2009. The only alumnus to lead the Broncos as head coach in the history of Boise State, Harsin has now won a conference championship as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach.
Head Coach, Boise State
Head Coach, Arkansas State
Co-Offensive Coordinator & Quarterback Coach, Texas
Offensive Coordinator & Quarterback Coach, Boise State
Tight Ends Coach, Boise State
Graduate Assistant, Boise State
Running Back & Wide Receiver Coach, Eastern Oregon
Gary Andersen, Oregon State
Date, Time TBA
Lecture Topic: "TBA"
Gary Andersen is completing his first year as head coach of Oregon State. Previously, Andersen led Wisconsin to the 2014 Big Ten Conference’s West Division title and a berth in the conference’s championship game. Coach Andersen had an 11-win season at Utah State in 2012 and a 10-win season at Wisconsin in 2014, where he was named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. He brought to Corvallis a 49-38 overall in seven years as a head coach and posted four consecutive winning seasons. He owns an 8-2 bowl-game record as an assistant or head coach, and was 2-0 in BCS bowls as an assistant.
Head Coach, Oregon State
Head Coach, Wisconsin
Head Coach, Utah State
Defensive Coordinator/Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach, Utah
Defensive Line Coach, Utah
Head Coach, Southern Utah
Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Tackles/Special Teams, Coach Utah
Defensive Tackles/Strong Side Ends Coach, Utah
Assist. Head Coach/Defensive Line/Special Teams Coach, Northern Arizona
Head Coach, Park City (UT)
Defensive Line Coach, Idaho State
Offensive Line Coach, Ricks College
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