“A lot of people in this world don’t have any fun, but I’ve had a ball.”
Those were the famous words from former Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes when he retired back in 1999. Dykes passed away today, reportedly of a heart attack.
The Red Raider legend went 82-67-1 as Tech’s head coach, leading the team to seven bowl games and six victories against rival Texas and another six against Texas A&M.
Here’s some reaction from the Twittersphere on the passing of the West Texas legend.
Sad to hear the news on Spike Dykes - great coach, mentor, and person. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family & the Tech community— Bob Stoops (@OU_CoachStoops) April 10, 2017
The Cotton Bowl lost a true friend, and college football lost a treasure. Thanks for all of the memories, Spike Dykes. pic.twitter.com/QVJ1eCVEzT— Cotton Bowl Classic (@CottonBowlGame) April 10, 2017