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UNLV football set to hire Tim Skipper as defensive coordinator

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UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez watches his team take on San Diego State at Sam Boyd Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

UNLV football set to hire Tim Skipper as defensive coordinator
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 (2:06 p.m.)
Former Florida assistant coach Tim Skipper is set to be hired as UNLV’s defensive coordinator, according to a source. The 39-year-old Skipper was Florida’s linebackers coach during the 2017-18 season; he spent the two years prior to that as the Gators’ running backs coach ...

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An artist's illustration of the Raiders stadium is displayed during a groundbreaking ceremony for the $1.9 billion Raiders stadium near the Las Vegas Strip Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.
UNLV, thanks to its $189K legal team, pleased with 'where we ended up' in talks with Raiders
Thursday, January 4, 2018
It’s an axiom of business: You have to spend money to make money. UNLV hopes it did that in spending big on outside lawyers to negotiate its stadium use deal with the Raiders ...

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A look at the planned $1.8 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football in Las Vegas.
UNLV scores big win with draft stadium agreement
Thursday, December 28, 2017
UNLV’s most important football victory of 2017 took place well after its season ended. The university will retain significant control of major revenues on the days its ...

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UNLV Rebels head coach Tony Sanchez debates another call by the officials as the BYU Cougars pull away during their football game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.
UNLV football announces early signing class
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
UNLV came so close to making a bowl game this season that it’s easy to see one more strong recruiting class pushing the football program across the finish line in 2018 and in future years. On Wednesday, the team announced its early 2018 class, and coach Tony Sanchez expressed optimism ...

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UNLV football recruit Chris Manoa, a defensive lineman, is one of three verbal commitments from Arizona power Chandler High for the class of 2018.
Early signing day: Arizona teammates make pact to play for UNLV, will upgrade defense
rebels football:
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Defensive tackle Chris Manoa and cornerback Bryce Jackson watched as two Chandler teammates signed together with Arizona State. That’s when it hit them — they’d also find ...

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UNLV gains commitment from JC quarterback who started career at Cal
Saddleback's Gilliam was a four-star prospect from the class of 2016
Sunday, December 10, 2017
The Rebels today received a verbal commitment from junior college quarterback Max Gilliam of Saddleback, landing an established passer with ...

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UNLV Head Football Coach Tony Sanchez, right, listens to defensive coordinator Kent Baer during media day at Sam Boyd Stadium Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.
UNLV football fires defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator
Saturday, December 9, 2017
UNLV announced on Saturday that defensive coordinator Kent Baer and special teams coordinator Andy LaRussa will not return to the coaching staff next year. Head coach Tony Sanchez said Baer and LaRussa improved the Rebels during their time, but that a change was ...

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In this Dec. 17, 1980, file photo, Ron Meyer, head football coach at Southern Methodist University, shouts instructions to his team as they practice for their confrontation with Brigham Young University in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
Former SMU, UNLV and NFL coach Ron Meyer dies at 76
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Ron Meyer, the football coach behind SMU's powerhouse "Pony Express" teams and whose call for a snowplow to clear a spot so the New England Patriots could kick the game-winning field goal against Miami in one of the NFL's most memorable moments, has died at the age of 76. Meyer died Tuesday in ...
Liberty's QB Kenyon Oblad (7) fights to break a tackle by Green Valley's Jay Kakiva (55) during their high school football game on Thursday, September 28, 2017.   .
The pioneer: Kenyon Oblad could start trend of locals playing for UNLV football
ray brewer:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The days of recruits looking down on playing for the University of Nevada Leave Vegas are starting to fade because the modern-day Rebels have significantly more to offer ...

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UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers runs against UNR in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.
Armani Rogers named Mountain West's Freshman of the Year
RB Lexington Thomas, DL Mike Hughes Jr. also honored
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Quarterback Armani Rogers was named the league’s Freshman of the Year, capping a rookie campaign where he established a UNLV quarterback record with ...

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UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers runs against UNR in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.
Rebels 'not where they want to be' after season-ending loss to UNR
UNLV football:
Saturday, November 25, 2017
The Rebels settled for three field goals instead of touchdowns at UNR in the Fremont Cannon rivalry game, surrendering a second-half lead in a 23-16 defeat to finish the season with a 5-7 record and one victory shy of becoming bowl eligible. Just like in ...

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UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers runs against UNR in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.
Live Blog: UNLV football season over after another defeat to UNR
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Saturday, November 25, 2017
The Rebels finish the season with a 5-7 record, which is a one-game improvement in coach Tony Sanchez’s second season. However, they won’t ball in a bowl game for the fourth straight season ...

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UNR offensive linemen Nathan Goltry, left, and Jacob Henry drag the Fremont Cannon back to their locker room after their 45-10 win against UNLV Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
For UNLV football, this Fremont Cannon game with UNR takes on new meaning
Friday, November 24, 2017
Saturday’s game at noon in Reno has more meaning. It’s the most important game in Tony Sanchez’s three-year tenure because a Rebel victory would give them six wins and ...

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Arbor View High lineman Keenen King is one of Southern Nevada's top college recruits for the class of 2016.
Back home: Local kid Keenen King will join UNLV football after leaving Washington State
Thursday, November 23, 2017
King, a three-star recruit with many Pac-12 Conference scholarship offers, ultimately picked Washington State. But in the back of his mind, UNLV ...

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UNLV wide receiver Kendal Keys, right, celebrates with a teammate after scoring the go-ahead touchdown against New Mexico during the final minute of their game in Albuquerque, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. UNLV won 38-35.
Armani Rogers saves Rebels' season with miracle drive
Friday, November 17, 2017
It took Armani Rogers three passes to save UNLV’s season. Well, it actually took a lot more than that. Rogers also had to rush for 193 yards (including an electrifying 83-yard touchdown run) and produce 404 yards of total offense, but with less than a minute on ...

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