Originally written on College Football Universe  |  Last updated 4/23/14
Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter finished 11-2 in his second season as the Bulldogs head coach, but was defeated by the USC Trojans in the Las Vegas Bowl. The two programs will lock heads once again on August 30th when Fresno State travels to Los Angeles for the opener. DeRuyter has 8 starters back on defense, but lost a prime time player at the quarterback position. Derek Carr was simply off the charts in 2013 by throwing for 5,083 yards and 50 touchdown passes. He is expected to be anywhere from a first-to-second round draft pick and leaves a huge void on the Fresno State offense. Senior Brian Burrell impressed during spring practice; however, Myles Carr and Zach Greenlee may see some action in the early part of the season. Regardless of who fills the slot, they won’t necessarily need to put up Carr-like numbers. "The quarterback in this offense doesn't need to make the plays, but he does have to get the ball to our playmakers," DeRuyter said. "Brian's...
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