UNLV junior cornerback Torry McTyer has made several big plays during the spring football session at Rebel Park. He was one of previous coach Bobby Hauck’s most touted recruits.
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Former UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck was named the special teams coordinator at San Diego State. He coached the Rebels the past five seasons, going 15-49.
Nathan Jacobson, a guard at Snohomish (Wash.) High School, committed to play football at UNLV.
Former UNLV star wide receiver Devante Davis injured a hamstring and will not play in the Senior Bowl.
Silverado High School offensive lineman Justin Polu committed to UNLV, choosing the Rebels over Colorado State. He was part of a weekend recruiting haul for the Rebels.
Eight football recruits will visit UNLV this weekend, including four who have committed to or signed with the Rebels. Three players are locals.
UNLV wide receiver Devonte Boyd was named to the Freshman All-America Team by the Football Writers Association of America.
They have cast their disfigured net at the College Football Hall of Fame even wider, expanded their reasoning for induction even broader, devised cursory explanations for some who are now welcome to even greater lengths. Which makes the continuing exclusion of Randall Cunningham even more absurd.
Changing the UNLV football program will take time, and new head coach Tony Sanchez is quite aware of what he faces. So are his new coordinators — Barney Cotton on offense and Kent Baer on defense.
Houston-area running back Xzaviar Campbell committed to UNLV’s football team. The Rebels also signed junior college center Will Kreitler early, allowing him to go through spring practices.
Canyon Springs senior defensive lineman Melvin Johnson made an oral commitment to UNLV on Tuesday.
Silverado High announced Monday that it had hired Randall Cunningham as its head football coach. Cunningham, a former star at UNLV and in the NFL, takes over for Andy Ostolaza, who posted a 40-39 record in eight years with the Skyhawks.
Kurt Paladech, the quarterback at Laney College in Oakland, Calif., signed with UNLV. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Colorado defensive coordinator Kent Baer took the same job at UNLV under new coach Tony Sanchez. Baer also will coach linebackers. The Rebels also hired Andy LaRussa from Colorado to coach safeties and be the special teams coordinator.
Every five years when UNLV fires its football coach there is a great whoop-de-doo and la-di-da about football. It usually lasts until the UNLV basketball team plays a quality nonconference opponent. Is there a program out there UNLV ought to be imitating?
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez announced three new hires. They are Joe Seumalo from Oregon State, Jamie Christian from Houston and J.D. Williams from Georgia State.
The University of Nevada Board of Regents approved the hiring of Tony Sanchez as UNLV head football coach on Tuesday afternoon. The vote was 11-0 to approve his four-year contract with a $500,000 annual salary.
The choice has been made. The experts have spoken. Tony Sanchez has been named UNLV’s new football coach and a substantial portion of the community has weighed in on the subject.
Nebraska interim football coach Barney Cotton will be UNLV’s offensive coordinator. Cornhuskers offensive line coach John Garrison also is expected to join the staff.
The question everyone wanted answered went unanswered at UNLV’s press conference on Thursday afternoon. And that was disappointing.
Long before going over to the dark side, leaving sportswriting for the celebrity realm, I found myself on the sidelines with the most famous high school football coach in the country.
Tony Sanchez was officially introduced as UNLV’s 11th football coach at a news conference Thursday. “I know it was a bold statement when I was chosen for this position,” Sanchez said. “I couldn’t be more energetic and more driven to see UNLV football moving in a positive direction.”
By now you probably are familiar with Notre Dame having hired a wildly successful high school coach named Gerry Faust to wake up the echoes. But there’s an even bolder experiment that better correlates to UNLV that was conducted in North Texas.