California, Dykes finalize $9.7M, five-year deal

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- California has announced that new coach Sonny Dykes' contract is for five years and $9.7 million over the life of the deal that lasts through the 2017 season.

The terms released by the university Friday contain several performance and academic bonuses. Dykes also received a $594,000 signing bonus, which is approximately the buyout from his contract at Louisiana Tech.

The coach's annual salary is $1.94 million.

Cal hired Dykes on Dec. 5 to replace Jeff Tedford, the school's career wins leader with an 82-57 record. Tedford was fired in November after going 3-9 last season.

The 43-year-old Dykes had a 22-15 record with the Bulldogs, improving their win total each year.