This year's coaching cycle saw few high-profile jobs open, while Mike Leach and Lane Kiffin move to the state of Mississippi.
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In this second installment, we're focusing on the most exciting upsets and near upsets of the year, from Georgia State's shocking win over Tennessee to Notre Dame's escape against Virginia Tech.
- Fresno State hires Indiana OC DeBoer as coach
- Fresno St.'s Tedford steps down after 4-8 season
- Fresno State adds ex-Washington QB Haener
- Picking winners for every bowl game matchup
Now that the coaching cycle is over, we look at which coaches set themselves up for promotions in 2020.
Kalen DeBoer will take over at Fresno State, succeeding Jeff Tedford. DeBoer was Indiana's offensive coordinator in 2019.
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Fresno State is expected to hire Kalen DeBoer as its next head coach, sources have confirmed to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. The news was first reported by Football Scoop. The school could announce DeBoer's hiring as early as Tuesday, sources tell ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. DeBoer spent this season as the offensive coordinator at Indiana, which boasted the No. 2 offense in the Big Ten, averaging 443.6 yards per game.
Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford, who spent the past three seasons at his alma mater, stepped down on Friday.
DeJon Packer had 128 total yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run with 2:11 left, and San Jose State rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Fresno State 17-16 on Saturday night and snap a three-game skid.
Toa Taua ran for 135 yards and scored on a 3-yard TD run with 12 seconds left to help Nevada beat Fresno State 35-28 on Saturday night.
Ryan Agnew completed 33 of 47 passes for 323 yards, a touchdown and an interception, and San Diego State beat Fresno State 17-7 on Friday night.
Jordan Love passed for 388 yards and two touchdowns and Dominik Eberle kicked a 30-yard field goal as time expired to give Utah State a 37-35 win over Fresno State on Saturday night.
Ronnie Rivers scored two third-quarter touchdowns as Fresno State scored 24 consecutive points, Cesar Silva made a 37-yard field as time expired, and the Bulldogs beat Hawaii 41-38 on Saturday night.
Josh Hokit had two of his three touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to help Fresno State pull away from UNLV for a 56-27 win on Friday night.
Donald Hammond III ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, Kyle Johnson returned an interception for a score and Air Force pulled away in the second half to beat Fresno State 43-24 Saturday night.
Jalen Cropper ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, Wylan Free caught two interceptions and Fresno State beat New Mexico State 30-17 on Saturday night.
Josh Hokit scored three times, including a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown runs, and Fresno State pulled away in the closing minutes to beat Sacramento State 34-20 on Saturday night.
Antoine Winfield Jr. intercepted a pass in the end zone in the second overtime to seal Minnesota's 38-35 come-from-behind victory over Fresno State on Saturday night.