UNLV Football announced Tony Sanchez is fired as head coach, meaning it is now searching for the next UNLV head coach. So who are the top candidates to replace Tony Sanchez as the Rebels head coach? We’ve got the top UNLV targets and some realistic options.
There are some more notable names UNLV could hire, like Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich, former UCLA head coach Jim Mora and former Arizona State head coach Todd Graham, but is the UNLV job good enough to merit that type of name? Would the top coach candidates want the UNLV rebuilding job, even if they might be on the upswing with their new facility and stadium?
Proven coaches should be high on UNLV’s head coach candidate list and there are several who make sense. They are at FCS schools, but Sacramento State’s Troy Taylor and Weber State’s Jay Hill would be quality hires for a smaller FBS program like UNLV.
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UNLV Football could go with a coordinator hire, and there are several potential targets. Oregon OC Marcus Arroyo and Utah DC Morgan Scalley are well-regarded around college football. If it’s not a play-caller, watch out for Oklahoma’s Shane Beamer.
There are also a few current NFL assistants who might be fits: Jedd Fisch, now with the Rams, and former UNLV QB Scott Turner, now with the Panthers.
Here’s the full Top 10 Candidates List:
#10 Nick Rolovich, Hawaii HC
#9 Jim Mora, former UCLA HC
#8 Todd Graham, Former ASU HC
#7 Marcus Arroyo, Oregon OC
#6 Jedd Fisch, Rams Assistant
#5 Shane Beamer, OU Assistant
#4 Troy Taylor, Sacramento State Head Coach
#3 Jay Hill, Weber State HC
#2 Scott Turner, Panthers QB Coach
#1 Morgan Scalley, Utah DC