Fresno State Football

Is the next Fresno State football coach on this list?

Some of the possible candidates for Fresno State football head coach (clockwise from top left): Lane Kiffin, Justin Wilcox, Tim Drevno, Jeff Tedford, Doug Nussmeier, Tim McDonald and Steve Sarkisian.
Some of the possible candidates for Fresno State football head coach (clockwise from top left): Lane Kiffin, Justin Wilcox, Tim Drevno, Jeff Tedford, Doug Nussmeier, Tim McDonald and Steve Sarkisian.

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.

Jeff Tedford

Consultant for Washington football in Seattle. Former Cal head coach. Played quarterback at Former Fresno State and served as offensive coordinator.

Lane Kiffin

Offensive coordinator at Alabama. Former Tennessee and Southern Cal head coach. Former Fresno State quarterback.

Steve Sarkisian

Offensive analyst at Alabama. Former head coach at Washington and Southern Cal.

Tim McDonald

Defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills. Football star at Fresno’s Edison High. Former San Francisco 49ers player.

Ed Orgeron

Interim head coach at LSU. Former assistant coach and interim head coach at Southern Cal.

John Baxter

Special teams coordinator at Southern Cal. A longtime assistant coach under Pat Hill at Fresno State.

Tim Drevno

Offensive coordinator at Michigan. Former Southern Cal assistant coach.

Matt Wells

Head coach at Utah State.

Justin Wilcox

Defensive coordinator at Wisconsin. Former USC defensive coordinator. Played at Oregon, where Fresno State Athletic Director Jim Bartko served as assistant AD.

Doug Nussmeier

Offensive coordinator at Florida. Former Fresno State offensive coordinator.

Pete Kwiatkowski

Defensive coordinator at Washington.

DeWayne Walker

Defensive backs coach for Jacksonville Jaguars. Former UCLA defensive coordinator.

Tim Skipper

Running backs coach for Florida. Former Fresno State assistant coach and player.

Kelly Skipper

Running backs coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Former Fresno State assistant and player.

Mike Martz

Former Fresno State offensive coordinator and head coach of Super Bowl-winning St. Louis Rams.

Trent Dilfer

NFL analyst for ESPN. Super Bowl champion. Former Fresno State quarterback.

Jake Spavital

Offensive coordinator at Cal. Former Texas A&M offensive coordinator.

Noel Mazzone

Offensive coordinator at Texas A&M.

Major Applewhite

Offensive coordinator at Houston.

  Comments