CULVER CITY -- Wherever he went Friday at Sony Pictures Studio, Call coach Sonny Dykes was made to feel like a star. Certainly he was a center of attention at Pac-12 football media day.

"This is different for me," said Dykes, who coached last season at Louisiana Tech. "I went to WAC media day last year and I interviewed myself. I asked some hard-hitting questions of myself.

"But it's good to be in a conference that has exposure and has resources. This is why these guys work so hard to play at a level like this and why you coach at all the places you coach to get to a school like Cal and a league like the Pac-12 and the chance to go to the Rose Bowl. That's the pinnacle of college football."

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