The former UNLV defensive lineman will play in the game at the Rose Bowl Satdium at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
UNLV hired Al Simmons as its new safeties coach. The lone spot to be filled is the newly created 10th assistant.
UNLV’s football program has hired former Florida assistant coach Tim Skipper as its defensive coordinator. The Rebels have two other openings on their staff.
When the Oakland Raiders selected a general contractor to build the planned 65,000-seat Las Vegas stadium, team executives said they wanted the best. And when Minneapolis-based M.A. Mortenson Construction began building sports facilities, company executives said they, too, wanted to be the best.
Board members cruised through a lengthy agenda, but had little to show for it in the end, except that everything still appears to be on track for completion of a final stadium development agreement in February.
No deal-killing issues emerged Thursday when the Nevada Board of Regents picked through UNLV’s Joint-Use Agreement with the Oakland Raiders for use of the planned 65,000-seat domed Las Vegas football stadium.
UNLV will have access to Las Vegas Raiders stadium parking lots, on and offsite, and collect parking fee revenue from themduring UNLV events.
Groundbreaking for the Fertitta Football Complex at UNLV’s Rebel Park is scheduled for Jan. 23. Coach Tony Sanchez has often touted the importance of having such a facility when trying to attract top recruits.
UNLV addressed areas throughout its football team in announcing 13 players who signed Wednesday. Coach Tony Sanchez still has 12 spots to fill, and the traditional signing period begins Feb. 7.
The Nevada Board of Regents in early January will get its first look at a proposed UNLV Joint-Use Agreement for the 65,000-seat domed football stadium being built by the Oakland Raiders after the university and the team resolved every major issue in negotiations that wrapped up last week.