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Fresno State Has Fired Head Coach Tim DeRuyter

Fresno State has fired its football coach.

Tim DeRuyter is out as Fresno State's head football coach, according to multiple reports.

Fresno State announced earlier today that they'll be holding a press conference to discuss the future of the program.

DeRuyter, 53, had been Fresno State's head coach since 2012. He's compiled a 30-30 record. The Bulldogs are 1-7 this season.

While it's unclear where Fresno State will go with its coaching search, we'll note that Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin attended the university and has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the job.

From Fox Sports:

Make no mistake, he’s going to get another head coaching job, likely after this season. Alabama keeps winning, and CBS keeps showing him on the sideline. His ability to get Jalen Hurts playing at such a high level as a true freshman becomes another line on his resume.

It’s not going to be anywhere near as glamorous as Alabama, but I can think of one possibility for sure. Fresno State, his alma mater, is 1-6 and all but certain to fire Tim DeRuyter. It would be the perfect low-profile job at a program where he can win, further restore his image and possibly springboard back to the Pac-12 in a few more years.

Fresno State is a pretty good job. Is it good enough for Kiffin, though?