University of San Diego coach Ron Caragher told the San Diego Union-Tribune that he interviewed with San Jose State on Thursday for its head-coach opening.

"They had questions, and I had questions," Caragher, 45, told the newspaper. "Right now it's really at the exploratory point. But it was something I felt I had to check out. They said they plan on interviewing other people, so I won't know anything more until early next week."

According to the report, Caragher, a Bellarmine College Prep alum from Morgan Hill, blended a recruiting trip with a stop in San Jose for the interview.

Caragher is 44-22 in six seasons at San Diego with a share of three Pioneer Football League titles.

Cal: New coach Sonny Dykes hired Mark Tommerdahl as special-teams coordinator and Pierre Ingram as running-backs coach.

All four assistants Dykes has hired worked most recently at Louisiana Tech, where he spent the past three seasons. Dykes has yet to fill any spots on his defensive staff.

Tommerdahl has served on the staff of 13 bowl teams and six league championship squads.

"His track record in developing top specialists and producing some of the strongest special-teams play in the nation is impeccable," Dykes said in a prepared statement.

Ingram was named the 2012 WAC Recruiter of the Year by ESPN.com.

"Pierre Ingram is one of the best young coaches in the nation," Dykes said. "He is a talented person with a terrific future."

Louisiana Tech: Skip Holtz has been hired as Bulldogs coach, replacing Dykes.

Holtz is the son of Hall of Fame coach Lou Holtz, who is known most for his long and successful stint at Notre Dame.

The younger Holtz most recently coached at South Florida, which fired him this month after a 3-9 season.

North Carolina: Sophomore tailback Gio Bernard announced he will enter the NFL draft after a big year in which he ranked among the nation's top rushers with 1,228 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground.

Alabama: The Southeastern Conference won't suspend Crimson Tide defensive end Quinton Dial for a hit on Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray.

The league said in a prepared statement that it had reviewed video of that play and others in the SEC championship game and that the two schools would handle any punishments internally.

Dial leveled Murray during a second-quarter interception return. He was not penalized.

Temple: The Owls have made an offer to New York Giants assistant Matt Rhule to become their head coach, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

Bowl season begins: The postseason kicks off Saturday with Arizona facing Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl and Toledo playing Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

The New Mexico Bowl features two of the nation's best running backs in Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey (1,757 yards rushing, 20 touchdowns) and Nevada's Stefphon Jefferson (1,703 yards rushing, 22 touchdowns).

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is a matchup of two under-the-radar teams.

Utah State quietly has earned a No. 18 ranking, using a stingy defense and an opportunistic offense to post a 10-2 season and win the Western Athletic Conference.

Toledo was supposed to be in rebuilding mode after losing a number of talented seniors, but it won eight in a row during one stretch.

Staff writer Jeff Faraudo and wire services contributed to this report.