In his first two seasons as the coach at Fresno State
, Tim DeRuyter has a record of 20-6 . (Gregory Bull/AP)
Fresh off his second straight Mountain West title, Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter has signed a five-year extension with the Bulldogs, CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman reports. DeRuyter's new deal runs through the 2018 season.
DeRuyter has led a remarkable turnaround at Fresno State in his two seasons on the West Coast. The Bulldogs were coming off a 4-9 season when DeRuyter took over the program before the 2012 campaign. Since then, Fresno State has gone 20-6, including a 14-2 mark in the Mountain West.
The Bulldogs fell short of a 12-win season in 2013 with a 45-20 loss to USC in the Las Vegas Bowl.
The question now is how long DeRuyter will stick around at Fresno State if bigger jobs come calling. He was a highly respected defensive coordinator at Texas
A&M before taking over the Bulldogs. The turnaround at Fresno State will only keep his name in the running for more prestigious coaching gigs in the future.