You may wonder why the head coach at Cal might be dissing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, but here we are. Dykes, who has been Cal Golden Bears head coach since 2013, was describing his quarterback, Jared Goff, to Sports Illustrated. Goff, who’s thrown for over 3,000 yards in his freshman and sophomore seasons, including 898 so far this season. He will be eligible for the 2016 or 2017 NFL Draft, depending on when he declares. Dykes was asked about his quarterback’s draft stock, and he ended up taking a swipe at Winston, the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
“There’s not one negative thing you can say about the guy. He’s humble, he’s hard-working and loves football. There’s not one single skeleton in his closet. He’s all the stuff that you want. He’s never stolen crab legs, any kind of that stuff. You don’t have to worry about all that with him.”
The crab legs was alluding to Winston’s incident with stealing crab legs from a Publix Supermarket in the spring of 2014. Winston was never charged for the incident, and said on ESPN’s Draft Academy that he got the crab legs as a “hook up.”