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               === Fresno's DeRuyter lands $7.5 million deal ===
 Fresno,  CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Fresno State and football coach Tim DeRuyter
 have  agreed on  a five-year contract extension worth $7.5 million, the school
 announced Monday.
 The  deal  averages $1.5  million per year  plus performance-based bonuses the
 school anticipates will be between $500,000 and $700,000 each season.
 DeRuyter,  51, has a 20-6 record in two seasons coaching the Bulldogs, leading
 them to bowl games both seasons.
 They  were 11-2 this past season and beat Utah State in the inaugural Mountain
 West Championship game.
 Fresno  State athletic  director  Thomas Boeh  said DeRuyter's  "extraordinary
 success"  warranted the  contract extension,  which will  be finalized  in the
 coming months.
 DeRuyter,  who was hired in December of 2011, said it's gratifying to know the
 school  "is pleased with the direction that the football program is headed and
 wants to show its commitment to our future."
 01/20 23:12:26 ET

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