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Source: Cal coach Dykes nearing agreement on extension, raise

Nov 29, 2014; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears head coach Sonny Dykes leaves the field after the loss against the Brigham Young Cougars at Memorial Stadium. The Brigham Young Cougars defeated the California Golden Bears 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 29, 2014; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears head coach Sonny Dykes leaves the field after the loss against the Brigham Young Cougars at Memorial Stadium. The Brigham Young Cougars defeated the California Golden Bears 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Cal and Sonny Dykes are nearing agreement on a contract extension and raise, a source told Fox Sports Wednesday. The deal is imminent for the third-year Golden Bears head coach.

The 46-year-old Texan led the Bears to a 7-5 mark this season and their first winning season since 2011. He is 35-38 all-time in his six seasons as a head coach, after spending three years turning around the Louisiana Tech program and leading them to a 9-3 season in 2012 before coming to Berkeley.

Cal will play Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 29. A bowl victory would give Cal its first eight-win season since the 2009 team was 8-5. Cal started the 2015 season with a 5-0 record for its best start since 2007 and was ranked nationally for the first time since 2009 (AP Top 25) and 2010 (Coaches Poll).

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