Fresno State is in the market for a head football coach. Who will replace Tim DeRuyter, who was fired after the Bulldogs fell to 1-7 with four games left on the schedule?
Fresno State officials said they will search nationwide for candidates (offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau, meanwhile, is the interim head coach). Marek Warszawski offered some names that could or should make the list. Other football swamis weighed in with their choices.
Here are possible candidates who have been bandied about – so far.
Consultant for Washington football in Seattle. Former Cal head coach. Played quarterback at Former Fresno State and served as offensive coordinator.
Offensive coordinator at Alabama. Former Tennessee and Southern Cal head coach. Former Fresno State quarterback.
Offensive analyst at Alabama. Former head coach at Washington and Southern Cal.
Defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills. Football star at Fresno’s Edison High. Former San Francisco 49ers player.
Interim head coach at LSU. Former assistant coach and interim head coach at Southern Cal.
Special teams coordinator at Southern Cal. A longtime assistant coach under Pat Hill at Fresno State.
Offensive coordinator at Michigan. Former Southern Cal assistant coach.
Head coach at Utah State.
Defensive coordinator at Wisconsin. Former USC defensive coordinator. Played at Oregon, where Fresno State Athletic Director Jim Bartko served as assistant AD.
Offensive coordinator at Florida. Former Fresno State offensive coordinator.
Defensive coordinator at Washington.
Defensive backs coach for Jacksonville Jaguars. Former UCLA defensive coordinator.
Running backs coach for Florida. Former Fresno State assistant coach and player.
Running backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Former Fresno State assistant and player.
Former Fresno State offensive coordinator and head coach of Super Bowl-winning St. Louis Rams.
NFL analyst for ESPN. Super Bowl champion. Former Fresno State quarterback.
Offensive coordinator at Cal. Former Texas A&M offensive coordinator.
Offensive coordinator at Texas A&M.
Offensive coordinator at Houston.