VegasNupe1911
Arrigo wrote an article that touches on potential coaching candidates if UNLV fires Tony Sanchez.

He did a pretty job identifying names that are realistic and could be on a potential list. 

https://www.franchisesportsmedia.com/blog/wwjd-unapologetic-truth-3/
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BleedRebelRed
Arrigo wrote an article that touches on potential coaching candidates if UNLV fires Tony Sanchez.

He did a pretty job identifying names that are realistic and could be on a potential list. 

https://www.franchisesportsmedia.com/blog/wwjd-unapologetic-truth-3/


I read that article right after it first posted, then just now skimmed through it again.  Initially the way I interpreted the article was that Arrigo was promoting Tim Skipper to be the next UNLV coach, but the version up now just has a much milder "should strongly be considered".

"Would Skipper be interested, and would Desiree Reed-Francois consider him? Both are unknown, but considering his familiarity with the city of Las Vegas, the players, program, and school structure, coupled with his coaching pedigree and leadership, I think he should be strongly considered if the position opens up"
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mjwREBEL
There is no way Skipper should be considered, maybe retained as position coach/recruiting coordinator but not head coach.

Maybe I am interpreting the article wrong but it basically says here are some names but my sources say no reason to look into these names as they are not options. 
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RebelFanJake91
Tim Skipper would be a horrible hire he isn't what we need
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RebelMW
This article and some proceeding it seem to misrepresent a bit, the prevailing feeling among most fans. There is quite a bit of false equivalence as well. 

Yes, there are haters. There are people that are never are going to be happy, or they are delusional in what type of coach UNLV can actually attract. UNLV has budget constraints. Most fans are aware of this, and even with the new facility it's still probably not viewed as a premier job. People saying they are ready for a change aren't the problem. They aren't why UNLV is struggling. 

Previous articles suggested fans shut up about speculation. Why can't they be happy after a win. They have no idea what is going on. While true, nobody really knows, why go that route?  Why insult the few people that actually care enough about the program to be mad. At least they are mad, which means they care, vs the total apathy that most of the city has for UNLV football. 

In the midst of a second straight disappointing season, there isn't much to discuss.

Bowl hopes are gone.

The team did not meet the criteria laid out by the AD. 

That's what created all the speculation. 

Outside of a few trolls on twitter, most fans wanted to see Coach Sanchez succeed. For one, because he coached their team. Secondly because he did some fantastic work off the field and should be commended for it. Third because he has represented the city and university in a positive light.

Coaching names he mentioned, are names being discussed on message boards or on social media. They are speculative, and rarely do I see anyone say with any authority it will or won't be any particular coach. At most the sentiment is, this guy or that guy does or doesn't make sense, and then a list of reasons why.

Some of the names being thrown out there have prior connections to the AD. Guys like Mora and Kiffen. There were heavy rumors swirling about Mora this time last year. He is interested in coaching again. 

Others, are names that popped up last time prior to Sanchez being hired. That would include names like Hoke and June Jones. 

Others like Mcelwain have ties to the MWC and had success there. They may or may not be happy at their current stop. 

Other names are ones that make financial sense, like Jay Hill. UNLV would be a promotion. It was mentioned that Hill might hold out for Utah job. Possible, but that would be different than the reporting in Utah that suggests Whittingham wants to coach a few more years, and Morgan Scalley the DC is being groomed for the job. 

Others are up and coming assistants like Arroyo at Oregon or Gonzales at ASU. Again without anybody knowing what the AD is working with for budget, promoting an up and coming assistant seems logical. Doesn't mean she'll go that route. For all any of us know, a decision has been made or is already in the works. 

There was an article written about other hires Desiree was involed in. She leaned towards younger coaches. It's not gospel. It doesn't mean she would go that route for football. But it's the only blueprint fans have for the direction she might go. Speculation. Nothing more. 

The suggestion Tim Skipper should be considered doesn't make much sense in my mind. 

Outside of the Vanderbilt and SDSU games, the defense has not played particulary well. In fact, it may finish with worse numbers than last year. If that side of the ball was playing significantly better than last year, then sure maybe you could pitch that as a reason to consider him. Outside of retaining 2020 recruits, I don't think there is a ton of evidence that he would be the right choice.

Not a knock on him. Maybe with another year and more guys to fit his scheme things would improve. Sometimes, for whatever reason things don't work out. Can UNLV afford to take that risk at this point? No coaching hire guarantees success. But promoting Coach Skipper is a big gamble. Another bad season and you alienate more fans. It would be viewed as more of the same. It would be viewed as settling vs going out and trying. At least with a new hire you buy a little time and instill a little hope..

It seems like a contradiction to suggest Jay Hill wouldn't excite the fan base. Then turn around and suggest promoting Tim Skipper. I'm not sure that would do anything to excite the fans. Sure, those that think Coach Sanchez desrves another year might get behind it, but that probably makes up maybe half the fan base if that..

Promoting Coach Skipper, would, in a round about way, be an indictment of Coach Sanchez. It would suggest Coach Skipper was doing a great job, and it was Coach Sanchez' fault things weren't working.

If we are going by message boards, the largest contingent of fans are those that think UNLV needs somebody with prior HC experience. Skipper is widely regarded as a fantastic recruiter and position coach. But his overall resume doesn't suggest he would be a better option than any other coordinator out there.

I don't care who mans the sidelines for my favorite teams. I want every coach to succeed. If they happen to be likeable or engaging or handle themselves with class it's a bonus. It's unfortunate Coach Sanchez wasn't able to get over the hump. He checks a lot of those boxes..

None of us know for sure. It's all speculative, it's trying to connect dots. Nobody wants to be at this point, wondering who the next coach might be. Quite frankly it sucks to be here again.



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A lot of good points made. 
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COLORADO REBEL FAN
If she was going to make a change she would’ve named an interim by now.
I’ve been a UNLV football fan long enough I’m willing to ride this year’s storm out.
The only way to catch-up is in that new weight room and building up that two deep roster.
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RebelMW wrote:
This article and some proceeding it seem to misrepresent a bit, the prevailing feeling among most fans. There is quite a bit of false equivalence as well. 

Yes, there are haters. There are people that are never are going to be happy, or they are delusional in what type of coach UNLV can actually attract. UNLV has budget constraints. Most fans are aware of this, and even with the new facility it's still probably not viewed as a premier job. People saying they are ready for a change aren't the problem. They aren't why UNLV is struggling. 

Previous articles suggested fans shut up about speculation. Why can't they be happy after a win. They have no idea what is going on. While true, nobody really knows, why go that route?  Why insult the few people that actually care enough about the program to be mad. At least they are mad, which means they care, vs the total apathy that most of the city has for UNLV football. 

In the midst of a second straight disappointing season, there isn't much to discuss.

Bowl hopes are gone.

The team did not meet the criteria laid out by the AD. 

That's what created all the speculation. 

Outside of a few trolls on twitter, most fans wanted to see Coach Sanchez succeed. For one, because he coached their team. Secondly because he did some fantastic work off the field and should be commended for it. Third because he has represented the city and university in a positive light.

Coaching names he mentioned, are names being discussed on message boards or on social media. They are speculative, and rarely do I see anyone say with any authority it will or won't be any particular coach. At most the sentiment is, this guy or that guy does or doesn't make sense, and then a list of reasons why.

Some of the names being thrown out there have prior connections to the AD. Guys like Mora and Kiffen. There were heavy rumors swirling about Mora this time last year. He is interested in coaching again. 

Others, are names that popped up last time prior to Sanchez being hired. That would include names like Hoke and June Jones. 

Others like Mcelwain have ties to the MWC and had success there. They may or may not be happy at their current stop. 

Other names are ones that make financial sense, like Jay Hill. UNLV would be a promotion. It was mentioned that Hill might hold out for Utah job. Possible, but that would be different than the reporting in Utah that suggests Whittingham wants to coach a few more years, and Morgan Scalley the DC is being groomed for the job. 

Others are up and coming assistants like Arroyo at Oregon or Gonzales at ASU. Again without anybody knowing what the AD is working with for budget, promoting an up and coming assistant seems logical. Doesn't mean she'll go that route. For all any of us know, a decision has been made or is already in the works. 

There was an article written about other hires Desiree was involed in. She leaned towards younger coaches. It's not gospel. It doesn't mean she would go that route for football. But it's the only blueprint fans have for the direction she might go. Speculation. Nothing more. 

The suggestion Tim Skipper should be considered doesn't make much sense in my mind. 

Outside of the Vanderbilt and SDSU games, the defense has not played particulary well. In fact, it may finish with worse numbers than last year. If that side of the ball was playing significantly better than last year, then sure maybe you could pitch that as a reason to consider him. Outside of retaining 2020 recruits, I don't think there is a ton of evidence that he would be the right choice.

Not a knock on him. Maybe with another year and more guys to fit his scheme things would improve. Sometimes, for whatever reason things don't work out. Can UNLV afford to take that risk at this point? No coaching hire guarantees success. But promoting Coach Skipper is a big gamble. Another bad season and you alienate more fans. It would be viewed as more of the same. It would be viewed as settling vs going out and trying. At least with a new hire you buy a little time and instill a little hope..

It seems like a contradiction to suggest Jay Hill wouldn't excite the fan base. Then turn around and suggest promoting Tim Skipper. I'm not sure that would do anything to excite the fans. Sure, those that think Coach Sanchez desrves another year might get behind it, but that probably makes up maybe half the fan base if that..

Promoting Coach Skipper, would, in a round about way, be an indictment of Coach Sanchez. It would suggest Coach Skipper was doing a great job, and it was Coach Sanchez' fault things weren't working.

If we are going by message boards, the largest contingent of fans are those that think UNLV needs somebody with prior HC experience. Skipper is widely regarded as a fantastic recruiter and position coach. But his overall resume doesn't suggest he would be a better option than any other coordinator out there.

I don't care who mans the sidelines for my favorite teams. I want every coach to succeed. If they happen to be likeable or engaging or handle themselves with class it's a bonus. It's unfortunate Coach Sanchez wasn't able to get over the hump. He checks a lot of those boxes..

None of us know for sure. It's all speculative, it's trying to connect dots. Nobody wants to be at this point, wondering who the next coach might be. Quite frankly it sucks to be here again.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buckeyextra.com/sports/20191112/fired-rutgers-coach-chris-ash-reflects-on-struggles-at-school-after-leaving-ohio-state%3ftemplate=ampart

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BleedRebelRed
RebelMW wrote:


Coaching names he mentioned, are names being discussed on message boards or on social media. They are speculative, and rarely do I see anyone say with any authority it will or won't be any particular coach. At most the sentiment is, this guy or that guy does or doesn't make sense, and then a list of reasons why.



I realize that is the tone/message of the currently posted version of the article, and that was the tone of it when I linked to it early this afternoon after @VegasNupe1911 posted the link to it.

But the first version, which I read at about 6:30 this morning, had mostly the same content but I got a different tone/message from it.

That first version ran down a list of names and vetoed them all for various reasons (ready for P5, not interestied in UNLV, not a slam dunk) until it got the the final name, which was suggested to be the best and obvious choice to be the next UNLV head coach.

Even though the article does not read that way now, in the comments after the article it is still mentioned, just more subtly... 

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RebelFanJake91
I like tim Skipper as defensive coordinator but not as a head coach he isn't what we need I do like Jay hill from Weber state and of course Jim Mora would be a very nice piece I would also be satisfied with Morgan Scaley from Utah he is a product of both Urban Myer and Kyle Whittingham 
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RebelMW
I like tim Skipper as defensive coordinator but not as a head coach he isn't what we need I do like Jay hill from Weber state and of course Jim Mora would be a very nice piece 


I'm not sure what the disconnect has been. The defense will play 2,3,4 good series and then give up 3 straight scoring drives.

I like what Skipper is trying. Using odd fronts, getting as many athletic guys on the field as possible. Using hybrid guys like White. Gary Patterson at TCU, Rocky Long both utilize something similiar. Try to create confusion by giving different looks. Bring pressure from different angles.

The biggest issue is the Rebs just can't get consistent pressure on the QB and DBs have to cover longer than they should. 

It's not a new issue or exclusive to this staff, it's been a problem dating back to Sanford.
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RebelFanJake91
Our lack of pressure on opposing teams Qatarbacks has been our biggest issue on defense with great pressure comes great turnovers 
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BleedRebelRed
RebelMW wrote:


I'm not sure what the disconnect has been. The defense will play 2,3,4 good series and then give up 3 straight scoring drives.

I like what Skipper is trying. Using odd fronts, getting as many athletic guys on the field as possible. Using hybrid guys like White. Gary Patterson at TCU, Rocky Long both utilize something similiar. Try to create confusion by giving different looks. Bring pressure from different angles.

The biggest issue is the Rebs just can't get consistent pressure on the QB and DBs have to cover longer than they should. 

It's not a new issue or exclusive to this staff, it's been a problem dating back to Sanford.


I suspect that opponents are purposely running extra on routes and substituting WRs to wear down our defensive secondary due to lack of depth.  Before CSU Sanchez mentioned that we were only suiting up 3 scholarship CBs and 3 scholarship safeties.  Between those positions we have about 8 guys out for the season due to injury or academics.

How common is it for a coach on an unsuccessful staff selected to replace the unsuccessful head coach?  After Dave Rice was fired, there was a lot of chatter about hiring Simon, Augmon, or Miller to be the next head coach.  When an AD is under pressure to make significant changes, is promoting from within a real option?  Sure there are exceptions, like Ed Orgeron at LSU, but he was interim coach from September to the end of the season to audition, and he was replacing a coach that went to bowl games all 11 years he coached there. 
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RebelMW


I suspect that opponents are purposely running extra on routes and substituting WRs to wear down our defensive secondary due to lack of depth.  Before CSU Sanchez mentioned that we were only suiting up 3 scholarship CBs and 3 scholarship safeties.  Between those positions we have about 8 guys out for the season due to injury or academics.

How common is it for a coach on an unsuccessful staff selected to replace the unsuccessful head coach?  After Dave Rice was fired, there was a lot of chatter about hiring Simon, Augmon, or Miller to be the next head coach.  When an AD is under pressure to make significant changes, is promoting from within a real option?  Sure there are exceptions, like Ed Orgeron at LSU, but he was interim coach from September to the end of the season to audition, and he was replacing a coach that went to bowl games all 11 years he coached there. 


Had there been an in season dismissal and the team rallied with Skipper at the helm, sure, I get it..

But I can't see it as a viable alternative..

It would be a very unpopular decision with most fans. 

Honestly, how do you sell it to the exsisting fan base? 

Maybe if their had been big strides on that side of the ball, you could point to that. 

It would do absolutely nothing to lure news fans, which UNLV desperately needs.
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I suspect that opponents are purposely running extra on routes and substituting WRs to wear down our defensive secondary due to lack of depth.  Before CSU Sanchez mentioned that we were only suiting up 3 scholarship CBs and 3 scholarship safeties.  Between those positions we have about 8 guys out for the season due to injury or academics.

How common is it for a coach on an unsuccessful staff selected to replace the unsuccessful head coach?  After Dave Rice was fired, there was a lot of chatter about hiring Simon, Augmon, or Miller to be the next head coach.  When an AD is under pressure to make significant changes, is promoting from within a real option?  Sure there are exceptions, like Ed Orgeron at LSU, but he was interim coach from September to the end of the season to audition, and he was replacing a coach that went to bowl games all 11 years he coached there. 


One other note on this...

This has been brought up numerous times but its pertinent to depth issue. 

The 2016 class, and the number of guys that transferred, dropped off or have failed to develop and break the two deep is the biggest cause of any depth issues. Injuries obviously are a part of it as well. 
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