Cal head coach Sonny Dykes was interviewed on Tuesday by the University of Missouri for a head coaching position. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Cal pressured by Missouri’s interest in Dykes

If coach Sonny Dykes and Cal really do want each other, as they say, they sure have a funny way of showing it.

While Dykes and the school continue to discuss a contract extension beyond the 2017 season, University of Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades interviewed Dykes for the school’s head football coaching position Tuesday in Denver.

Leverage, they call it in the negotiating business.

In the third year of a five-year, $9.7 million deal, Dykes was offered a contract extension recently but has yet to sign it. The Golden Bears have a 7-5 record and are bowl eligible for the first time in four years.

Dykes has a $2 million buyout option if he leaves the school before Dec. 31. The figure decreases to $1 million next year and $750,000 in 2017. Rhoades is said to have interviewed Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, Utah State coach Matt Wells and Colorado State coach Mike Bobo.

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