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Canyon Springs’ Johnson commits to UNLV

Canyon Springs senior defensive lineman Melvin Johnson made an oral commitment to UNLV on Tuesday.

Randall Cunningham named Silverado’s football coach

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.

UNLV signs JC quarterback

Kurt Paladech, the quarterback at Laney College in Oakland, Calif., signed with UNLV. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining.

UNLV hires Colorado defensive coordinator

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.

Rebels could pick a program to follow, but which one?

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?

Sanchez adds 3 more to coaching staff

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.

Regents unanimously approve Sanchez as UNLV football coach

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.

Bringing in a local at UNLV could be winning decision

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 coach to be UNLV’s offensive coordinator

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.

UNLV hoping Sanchez hire not a Hail Mary

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.

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