Oregon has hired their new Defensive Coordinator, in Tim Deruyter. He was Head Coach Mario Cristobal’s first choice according to FootballScoop. He coaced with Ken Wilson and Jim Mastro at Nevada in 05 and 06.
He started coaching in 1989 as an assistant at Air Force. He was DC at Air Force, Ohio, Navy, Nevada, Texas A&M, and California. He was a Head Coach at Fresno St from 2012-2016. As Head Coach he finished 1st in his division 3 years in a row, before only winning 4 games in his last two seasons.
As a Defensive Coordinator, he improved every defense when he arrived. At Ohio he moved them from 99th nationally to 22nd. He improved Nevada from 78th to 48th. He took Air Force from 78th to 11th in total and 2nd in passing defense. When he took over A&M’s defense, they were ranked 104th and he moved them to 21 the first year. He was also the interim HC for the Aggies during their bowl game against Northwestern in 2011 before Sumlin took over and he went to Fresno St. His first year as Dc at Cal, he turned the 127th Defense around all the way up to 22nd. Cal held 18 of 20 opponents to less than 25 points through the 2019 season.
He won FootballScoop Linebackers Coach of the Year in 2019. He was also a semifinalist for the Broyles Award that honors the nation’s top assistant coach in 2010 and 2018.
Overall, I think he is a great hire and we all should have known to be patient and trust MC!