UNLV has put together a series of promotions to commemorate its final football season in Sam Boyd Stadium. The Rebels will move to Las Vegas Stadium in 2020.
Utah forward Donnie Tillman, formerly of Findlay Prep, will transfer to UNLV, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.
This is a make-or-break season for UNLV coach Tony Sanchez, who has several issues to address as training camp opens Friday at Rebel Park.
The 2019 Mountain West Media Days have officially wrapped up and one of the biggest news items to come out of the event was the preseason predicted order of finish.
The 225-pounder had a breakout season last year, completing 64 percent of his passes for 3,567 yards and 32 touchdowns with six interceptions for a team that went 11-2.
The conference is considering moving the game to a neutral site, and the stadiums being built in Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area would be the most likely locations.
The conference’s commissioner said he expects an announcement on a new contract this fall to replace the current deals that expire July 1, 2020.
The Rebels will have to prove history and the Mountain West preseason media poll wrong, a forecast that has UNLV finishing fifth in the six-team West Division.
The junior has missed 10 starts in the past two seasons because of injures, and the Rebels went 1-6 in the games he missed last season with a toe injury.
It will receive $2 million in product in each year of the three-year deal, with the ability to purchase an additional $1 million annually.