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1-11, 6th in MW - West
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58dAdam Rittenberg

Entrance exam: Grading the college football coaching hires

Time -- and wins and losses -- will ultimately tell if the hires during this coaching cycle made the dean's list, but it's not too early to review how the new 21 head coaches are doing so far.

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Cal hiring DeRuyter as defensive coordinator

Former Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter has been hired as Cal's defensive coordinator, the school officially announced on Monday.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms former Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter will be Cal's new defensive coordinator. Fox Sports first reported the hire.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Fresno State is hiring Eastern Michigan offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer to the same position, a source said. DeBoer spent three seasons as the Eagles' OC. EMU offensive line coach Ryan Grubb also is joining the Fresno State staff, as first reported by FootballScoop.com.

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While Washington State did announce three midterm junior-college signings Wednesday, including No. 11 offensive tackle Robert Valencia of City College of San Francisco, not all of the news was positive. The Cougars lost a commitment from George Moore, the No. 39 player in the ESPN JC 50 and their third highest ranked recruit in the 2017 class. Moore, a three-star offensive tackle out of College of San Mateo, has become a hot target with recruiters lately and now has offers from Arizona State, Oregon State, Fresno State, Missouri, Purdue, San Diego State, Syracuse and Utah State.

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Derek Carr was confident far before his NFL success (3:17)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Tedford was always the favorite to land the Fresno State job, but the school also interviewed Oakland Raiders defensive line coach Jethro Franklin for the job, a source said. Franklin played at Fresno State and spent eight seasons as the Bulldogs' defensive line coach at the start of his career.

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Champ. Drive: Can Tedford Turn Fresno Around?

Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg and Doug Kezirian discuss the reports that Jeff Tedford will be the next head coach at Fresno State and wonder if he's the right man for the job.

Ted Miller ESPN Senior Writer 

Fresno State tapped Jeff Tedford to replace Tim DeRuyter -- as 1st reported by the Fresno Bee -- knowing he's emotionally connected to the school as a former Bulldogs QB and that he knows how to rebuild a program quickly. Tedford, 55, took over a California team that went 1-10 in 2001 and went 7-5 the following season. Almost immediately thereafter, Cal became a Pac-10 and national contender. Things faded over his final four seasons, including a dreary 3-9 mark in 2012, but Tedford's work since then in the NFL, CFL and as an offensive analyst under Washington coach Chris Petersen means he's probably added some new tools to his kit.

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Colorado State blanks Fresno State 37-0

Nick Stevens passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns, Izzy Mathews rushed for two scores, and Colorado State recorded its first shutout since 1997 on Saturday with a 37-0 win over Fresno State.

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143dAdam Rittenberg

Is this the year Lane Kiffin gets a head coaching job?

Deemed too toxic in last year's coaching cycle, Lane Kiffin seems to have enhanced his image as hiring season looms. What are the job prospects for Alabama's offensive coordiantor this year?

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