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Take 5: Sanchez reflects on Year One and what UNLV needs moving forward

L.E. Baskow

UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez and his players wait in the tunnel to meet San Jose State on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Take 5: Sanchez reflects on Year One and what UNLV needs moving forward
Rebels football: Hint: The answer is more toughness, better talent/depth and a new building to house it all in
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 (2 a.m.)
Tony Sanchez returned home with the rest of his team from the season-ending loss at Wyoming, but unlike the majority of the traveling party his work was just getting started.

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UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez and his players wait in the tunnel to meet San Jose State on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
UNLV starts strong but can’t hold on in 35-28 loss at Wyoming
Rebels Football:
Saturday, November 28, 2015
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez's first season came to an end this afternoon, and the campaign’s final game went similarly to the season as a whole. The Rebels started hot ...

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UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez has kind words for senior QB Blake Decker (5)and others on "senior night" as they face San Diego State in their game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Friday, November 21, 2015.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Football and Basketball Picks
Analysis:
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Air Force, the team picked to finish fourth in its division, is likely to host the 2015 Mountain West title game, and the Falcons can all but lock that up with ...

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San Diego State's Alex Barrett (58) covers the face mask of UNLV's Lexington Thomas (3) just prior to his fumble during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Rebels need to get ‘more physical in a hurry’ after loss to San Diego State
Sunday, November 22, 2015
In each of the UNLV football team’s previous defeats this season, you didn’t have to search hard to find positives. In some games, the Rebels had a lead and couldn’t finish. In others, they played better than expected against a quality opponent. But Saturday night’s ...

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San Diego State's Alex Barrett (58) covers the face mask of UNLV's Lexington Thomas (3) just prior to his fumble during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Overmatched UNLV drops home finale to San Diego State, 52-14
Rebels Football: Rebels close the season next week at one-win Wyoming
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The UNLV football team never had a chance. The Rebels surrendered 31 unanswered points to open the game today against San Diego State, dropping their home finale ...

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Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette, right, celebrates with teammate wide receiver Alex Ludowig (15) after scoring a touchdown against UNLV during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West Football Picks Week 12
Analysis:
Friday, November 20, 2015
New Mexico is the feel-good story of the season in the Mountain West, but it’s another outlier that has everyone’s attention this weekend.

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UNLV defensive lineman Asten Koki (98) hangs with head coach Bobby Hauck as seniors are welcomed to the field at Sam Boyd Stadium on Friday, November 29, 2014.
Take 5: Former coach Hauck returns to UNLV with favored San Diego State
Rebels football:
Friday, November 20, 2015
Only two games remain for UNLV, and the last one at Sam Boyd Stadium is Saturday evening as San Diego State comes in looking to remain undefeated in Mountain West play. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and air on CBS Sports Network.

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UNLV quarterback Kurt Palandech (14) dives into the end zone for a touchdown.
Defense can’t corral Colorado State, dropping UNLV to 3-7 overall
Rebels Football: Rebels quarterback Blake Decker was injured again, but it didn't matter with the Rams piling up points all night in a 49-35 UNLV loss
Saturday, November 14, 2015
A late touchdown, a successful onside kick and another near touchdown back up that the Rebels don’t quit, but they never had a chance to win this game. Not really. UNLV fielded the opening kickoff and didn’t score for only the fourth time …

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UNLV quarterback Kurt Palandech (14) dives into the end zone for a touchdown.
Blog: UNLV’s defense can’t keep up in 49-35 loss at CSU
Rebels Football:
Saturday, November 14, 2015
From the start, UNLV's defense wasn't up to the task today. No matter what the offense was able to accomplish it wasn't going to matter with the Rams easily moving up and down the field all evening in a 49-35 victory at Hughes Stadium.

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UNLV's Lexington Thomas (3) is hoisted up in celebration after a touchdown run over Hawaii during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Take 5: Rebels back on the road with key game at Colorado State
UNLV football:
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The Rebels’ only shot at a bowl game is to win out, and the next step on that possible path will take them back on the road Saturday for a trip to Colorado State.

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UNLV's Lexington Thomas (3) leaps over a Hawaii defender into the end zone securing the win at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Rebels snap 3-game skid, recent trend with Homecoming win against Hawaii
UNLV football:
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Eight of the past 11 Rebels teams, and many more before that, never got to this point. Three victories isn’t a sign of greatness, but at UNLV it does show improvement. After a couple of chances to reach that mark slipped …

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UNLV's Lexington Thomas (3) leaps over a Hawaii defender into the end zone securing the win at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Blog: Rebels manage to pull away from Hawaii, win 41-21
Rebels football:
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Keith Whitely and Lexington Thomas each eclipsed 100 rushing yards, receiver Devonte Boyd went for 120 yards and a touchdown and the defense came up with a couple of fourth-down stops that helped UNLV pull out a 41-21 victory against Hawaii.

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Hawaii wide receiver Chris Gant heads to the end zone to give the Rainbow Warriors the lead over UNLV late in the second half of their game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV won 39-37 on a last second field goal.
Take 5: Rainbow Warriors come to Las Vegas in middle of regime change
UNLV football: Hawaii is a 9.5-point underdog as it breaks in an interim coach on Saturday, but the Rebels not in position to take them lightly
Friday, November 6, 2015
It’s homecoming weekend for UNLV and the odds boards predict it’s going to be a good one as the Rebels are favored by more than they have been against Division I-A competition since 2010.

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UNR’s Coach Brian Polian discusses a call with the officials during the Mountain West game between the UNLV Rebels and the UNR Wolfpack at Mackay Stadium in Reno, Nevada.
Bern’s-Eye View: Mountain West football picks Week 10
Analysis:
Thursday, November 5, 2015
West Division leader San Diego State and Mountain Division co-leader Boise State are both off this week, and fellow Mountain co-leader Air Force is playing a nonconference game so there’s not going to be any shakeup at the top this weekend.

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UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez runs onto the field with his players as they take on Boise State on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Rebels’ fight falls apart at end of 55-27 home loss to Boise State
UNLV Football:
Saturday, October 31, 2015
The inevitable started with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, and the fact that it didn’t feel entirely certain at that stage says more about UNLV’s loss Saturday than the final score does. It got ugly and lopsided, and if all you care about is the final score, that …

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