Team preview: UNLV

The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews the 2007 UNLV Rebels, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 19, 2007
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(All information as of June 20, 2007)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Don't let us tell you what UNLV needs to do entering the third year of head coach Mike Sanford's tenure. The headline across the top of the team's spring football outlook, a university publication, tells the story: "Rebels Say It's Time For Results."

UNLV has won a total of six games the last three seasons and has had one just one winning season since 1994, going 8-5 in 2000. But Sanford, who is 4-19 in two years, unfortunately, doesn't receive special dispensation for previous problems.

Sanford arrived at UNLV with a reputation as an offensive guru, a byproduct of his work in turning Utah's offense from the league's worst in 2002 to one of the nation's best the following two seasons. Sanford brought the spread attack with him to Las Vegas but, because of injuries and a lack of personnel, hasn't enjoyed the same level of success.


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