Fresno State made it official Monday – Dave Schramm won’t be back next season and the search for a new offensive coordinator will begin immediately.
Schramm’s exit was reported last week going into Saturday’s season-ending loss against Colorado State. It was also reported Nick Toth could be replaced or reassigned, though Bulldogs coach Tim DeRuyter did not comment Monday on the fate of the defensive coordinator.
“My evaluation of the remainder of the coaching staff is ongoing and any further changes will be announced when that evaluation process is complete,” DeRuyter said in a statement issued through the athletic department.
The Bulldogs finished the season 3-9 overall and 2-6 in conference play, with the offense ranking last in the 12-team conference with an average of 315.2 yards per game and 10th with 22.2 points per game.
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The Bulldogs used four quarterbacks through the season and changed the starter six times. Kilton Anderson, Zach Greenlee, Chason Virgil and Ford Childress combined to complete 50.1 percent of their passes (202 of 403) for 2,140 yards with 20 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions.
Schramm arrived at Fresno State for DeRuyter’s first season in 2012. Under Schramm, the offense in 2013, led by quarterback Derek Carr, ranked first in the nation in passing at 394.8 yards per game, third in the FBS in total offense at 547.8 and sixth in scoring at 43.4 – all school records.
In his first three years at Fresno State, Schramm had 19 players named All-Mountain West, including eight first-team selections, and three players earn All-America accolades.
DeRuyter has said Fresno State will keep the spread offense developed by Schramm and that the next offensive coordinator will fit that scheme.
“This was a very difficult decision but one that I feel is necessary moving forward. ... I personally want to thank Dave Schramm for his contributions as he played a key role on our staff in helping us win two conference championships, a division title and earn three bowl game invitations,” DeRuyter said. “Under his leadership, our offense led the nation in passing in 2013 and ranked in the top 10 in both scoring and total offense. Our results the past two years, however, have fallen short of expectations, which led to this decision.”