Back in November, it was reported that Fresno State was in the process of lining up a new deal for head football coach Tim DeRuyter.
Two months later, the lining up has reportedly been wrapped up.
Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com reported very early Monday morning that DeRuyter and the school have reached an agreement on a contract extension for the coach. The five-year extension would keep DeRuyter with the Bulldogs through the 2018 season.
There was no word on what type of raise will be included in the revamped contract. In 2013, according to the USA Today coaching salary database, DeRuyter’s total pay was $655,000.
The school is expected to announce the new deal at some point this week.
During his two years in Fresno, DeRuyter has led the Bulldogs to a 20-6 record. They were in line to bust the BCS before a stunning 10-point loss to San Jose State in late November dashed those dreams.
Still, the 11 wins in 2013 were the program’s most since 2001. In the three years prior to DeRuyter’s arrival, the Bulldogs were a pedestrian 20-19.
Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.
Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.
Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.
Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.
There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.
Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.
Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.
“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”
I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.
Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.
Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.