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BREAKING: Ex-Fresno State HC Tim DeRuyter to Become Cal DC

Breaking news from Bruce Feldman.

NCAA Football: Colorado State at Fresno State Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

More information to follow.

Tim DeRuyter coached the Fresno State Bulldogs for 5 years, leading them to a 30-30 record with being 0-3 in bowl games. He also was interim coach for the Texas A&M Aggies in 2011.

Our own Avi discussed Tim DeRuyter was a prospective hire earlier this winter, before the firing of Sonny Dykes:

Conclusions: DeRuyter would be a very average hire. It might work, but it’s hard to see him really making things much better running a 3-4 without the personnel. On the other hand, DeRuyter switched Air Force and Texas A&M from a 4-3 to a 3-4 and saw immediate improvements. Perhaps he can improve the speed of our younger ends and get them to play more hybridized roles as outside linebackers and defensive ends who can rush and drop into coverage. The other significant issue is his lack of recruiting skill, and Cal needs recruits in the worst way.