SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 26: California Golden Bears head coach Sonny Dykes stands on the sidelines during the first half of a game against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Cal fires head football coach Sonny Dykes, and the players had to find out about it through Twitter

The California athletics department made a surprising move on Sunday when it announced that head football coach Sonny Dykes would be fired.

You might be able to argue that there are some strategic issues with this firing, but one major issue that can’t be argued is this: the members of the team learned about the news on Twitter.

Once the news of Dykes’ dismissal broke Sunday, it was quickly learned that someone at the school forgot to tell the players. And thus, they found out like the rest of us.

Come on, California athletics department. This is bad for just so many reasons. I get you can’t control when exactly the news comes out, but you should be giving your players some sort of heads up.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time this has happened. Like with most things in college athletics, the players are thought about after just about everyone else in the athletics department. If I am a member of the Bears, I’m getting the hell out of dodge. This seems like a bad situation with a poorly-run athletics department.


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