Landing Tim DeRuyter as DC is a big get for Justin Wilcox. Was a stud DC before. Von Miller became a star under him. + TD has HC experience.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 23, 2017
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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.
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.