2 NOV 1991: TEXAS TECH HEAD COACH SPIKE DYKES STANDS ON THE SIDELINE WITH HIS TEAM DURING THE RED RAIDERS23-15 LOSS TO THE TEXAS LONGHORNS AT TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM IN AUSTIN, TEXAS. Mandatory Credit: Joe Patronite/ALLSPORT

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Texas coaches react to the passing of Spike Dykes

Posted April 10th, 2017

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Iconic Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes died on Monday at the age of 79. Dykes coached high school football at Belton, Big Spring and Alice before being an assistant at the university of Texas in the 1970s. After several more stops, Dykes found a home in Lubbock, first as the defensive coordinator in 1984 and eventually as the head coach from 1986-1999.

Some of the most prominent names in football reacted to the news:

https://twitter.com/CoachTomHerman/status/851534550610178048

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https://twitter.com/RobertShipley2/status/851477942874107904

Other coaches outside of the Longhorn family also paid respects

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