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SMU names former OC Lashlee as coach replacing Dykes

Posted On: Jan 19, 2022   |   Posted By: NBC Sports

DALLAS - SMU hired Rhett Lashlee as its new head coach Monday, bringing back its former offensive coordinator to replace Sonny Dykes .
Lashlee had been Miami's offensive coordinator for two seasons after serving as OC for the Mustangs during Dykes' first two seasons in 2018 and 2019.
Dykes spent the past four seasons at SMU and will be introduced as TCU's new coach Tuesday, though there have been no formal announcements of him as Gary Pattersons' replacement from either school.
The 38-year-old Lashlee has been a college offensive coordinator for 11 seasons, at six different schools. He was at Samford in 2011 before serving on Gus Malzahn ‘s staffs at Arkansas State (2012) and Auburn (2013-16). Lashlee spent 2017 at UConn before going to SMU.
“As with previous transitions, our process was thorough and competitive. Ultimately, though, our conversations kept leading us back to one man - Rhett Lashlee,” SMU athletic director Rick Hart said. “Rhett's ability to connect with recruits, his passion and love for his...

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