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Is Fresno State’s Tim DeRuyter out?

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Fresno State fell to Utah State Saturday night and are now 1-7 on the year and are not making a bowl game for the second straight year.

There has been a lot of talk about dismissing head coach Tim DeRutyer who has struggled for the past two years with a 4-16 record over the past year-plus. For his career at Fresno State, DeRutyer is 31-30 overall, 21-15 in league play and 0-3 in bowl games. The downfall came when Derek Carr went off to the NFL after an 11-2 season in 2013. Since then his record is 10-24 post-Carr.

Fresno State set out a press release saying that athletics director Jim Bartko would be hosting a Sunday afternoon press conference at 12 p.m. PT to discuss "the future of the Fresno State football program."

There has been no official word, obviously, but this has to be the most logical conclusion about what Sunday’s press conference is all about

There is a report that Fresno State already has a new head coach reportedly in place, and the players are aware.

That would be very quick to make a hire even before an official announcement of DeRuyter’s outing took place. Currently, Tedford is an offensive consultant for the Washington Huskies.

Prior to being with Washington, Tedford was best known for being the Cal Bears head coach from 2002-12 and is known for coaching great college quarterbacks like current Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Cost also was an issue as to why and how DeRuyter lasted this long. Fresno State will owe him more than $3.44 million to buy him out.