Nate Allen is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His column is published Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
A McDonnell hour left Dykes submerged
Jimmy Dykes speaks after being introduced as the eighth women's head basketball coach Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Dykes left his job as an analyst for ESPN for the position. Dykes coached at Arkansas, Sacramento State, Appalachian State, Kentucky and Arkansas-Little Rock, and Oklahoma State.
Years ago, when Jimmy Dykes was the athletic director at Shiloh Christian High School, he came to the same Walton Arena office he now calls his own to seek advice from the greatest coach of them all.
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