To say Tim DeRuyters’ first season as Fresno State’s head coach was successful would be a colossal understatement.
DeRuyter has taken the Bulldogs (8-3, 6-1) from the outhouse to the doorstep of the penthouse in less than 12 months.
A win Saturday over the Air Force Academy (6-5) would give DeRuyter’s ’Dogs at least a share of their first conference championship since 1999 and would make 2012 one the best years in school history.
How has DeRuyter done it? With his fast, physical, fanatical style of football on offense and defense...