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Regents unanimously approve contract for Sanchez as UNLV football coach

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Tony Sanchez is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach and presented a hat and ball by athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

Regents unanimously approve contract for Sanchez as UNLV football coach
UNLV football:
Published Tue, Dec 16, 2014 (2:59 p.m.), Updated Tue, Dec 16, 2014 (4:20 p.m.)
After a short discussion about his credentials, the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved a four-year, $2 million contract for Tony Sanchez to ...

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Tony Sanchez fist bumps with UNLV Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy after he is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom.
Sanchez committed to building support system for UNLV football
Rebels Football:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
UNLV wanted to try something different with its football program, and with 46 seasons of mostly awful results, that’s understandable. Enter a successful, fiery high school coach ...

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Bishop Gorman coach Tony Sanchez yells at his players during their game against Arbor View Friday, October 21, 2011. Gorman won their homecoming game 56-7.
Why Tony Sanchez will transform UNLV football into winning program
Ray Brewer:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tony Sanchez’s last college football game for New Mexico State was at Sam Boyd Stadium against UNLV in the mid-1990s. When he returned to Sam Boyd nearly 15 years later ...

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Bishop Gorman head coach Tony Sanchez yells instructions to a player as his team warms up before a game Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, against St. John Bosco.
Tony Sanchez announced as next UNLV coach; to receive 4-year contract worth $500,000 annually
Rebels Quick Hits:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Five days after winning his sixth straight state championship at Bishop Gorman High, Tony Sanchez will officially trade in his blue and orange for scarlet and gray ...

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Bishop Gorman High School head football coach Tony Sanchez holds up the trophy  after Bishop Gorman beat Reed High School in the Division I state high school football championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Sanchez, UNLV say nothing official on football job
UNLV Football: Source confirms SI report to the Sun; UNLV AD Kunzer-Murphy, though, says nothing new to report
Monday, December 8, 2014
Sports Illustrated and local media are reporting tonight that Tony Sanchez is finalizing negotiations to become the next UNLV football coach. But Sanchez, the Bishop Gorman coach ...

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UNLV running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence (33) drops a pass during an NCAA football game against New Mexico Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. New Mexico won 31-28. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Can UNLV football be fixed?
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Hiring Bishop Gorman High School football coach Tony Sanchez to succeed Bobby Hauck would be just the first step in turning around a culture of losing that has festered for decades at UNLV. We walk through other steps the school needs to take to break into the top tier of the Mountain West Conference ...

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Bishop Gorman head coach Tony Sanchez is pumped up after his team edges out St. John Bosco 34-31 on Friday, September 26, 2014.
Gorman’s Sanchez says nothing has been decided on UNLV job
UNLV Football: Coach calls report he's the next coach premature; sole focus is on Saturday's state championship game
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Bishop Gorman High football coach Tony Sanchez says a report Wednesday indicating he’ll be the next UNLV football coach is premature.

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UNLV wide receiver Devonte Boyd (83) fights off a tackle attempt by Nevada defensive back Evan Favors (19) after a catch and run at Sam Boyd Stadium on Friday, November 29, 2014.
Mountain West names UNLV’s Boyd the league’s top freshman
Rebels Quick Hits:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
After leading the nation’s freshmen in receiving yards, Devonte Boyd is the Mountain West Freshman of the Year, the league announced this morning. Boyd is also a second-team all-league pick, joining senior offensive lineman Brett Boyko with that honor.

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck talks with Nevada head coach Brian Polian before the game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.
Conference reprimands UNR’s Polian for ref remarks
Monday, December 1, 2014
The Mountain West Conference has reprimanded Nevada football coach Brian Polian for his public criticism of the referees after the Wolf Pack's 49-27 victory at UNLV. Polian complained about a disparity in penalties whistled during ...

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck waves goodbye to the crowd as he walks off the field for the last time at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.
Hauck after loss to end UNLV tenure: ‘I love my guys. I’m going to miss them’
Rebels Football:
Sunday, November 30, 2014
The final quarter of the Bobby Hauck coaching era at UNLV was played in front of a mostly empty stadium with the outcome already decided. In other words, the last one was just like the majority of the rest during his five seasons with the Rebels, a tenure that officially ends Monday following Saturday’s 49-27 loss to UNR.

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UNLV's Devante Davis makes a touchdown catch over UNR's Evan Favors during the first half at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.
Instant Analysis: Hauck wasn’t a bad coach but a victim of circumstances at UNLV
Ray Brewer: Hauck's 5-year coaching tenure ends with a loss to UNR in Fremont Cannon game
Saturday, November 29, 2014
The coaches passing through the revolving door here — see Sanford, Robinson, Horton, Strong — were doomed from the start because of the program’s lack of resources. That's everything from ...

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UNLV's Devante Davis makes a touchdown catch over UNR's Evan Favors during the first half at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.
Blog: Hauck’s tenure ends with Fremont Cannon going back to Reno
Rebels Athletics:
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Bobby Hauck's time at UNLV ends with a loss, his 49th in five seasons, as UNR turned a competitive game into a 49-27 blowout with a strong second half built on more than 400 rushing yards.

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UNLV head football coach Bobby Hauck talks about new recruits during a news conference at UNLV Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Revisit some of the pivotal moments in the Hauck era at UNLV
Rebels Football:
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Nothing was surprising except maybe the timing. About 30 hours before the UNLV football team would kick off against UNR in the Fremont Cannon game, the university announced that coach Bobby Hauck was resigning effective Monday.

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UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck reacts as the Rebels stop San Diego State on third down during their Mountain West Conference game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV won 45-19.
UNLV AD Kunzer-Murphy on Hauck resignation: ‘It’s not the coach. It’s us.’
UNLV Football:
Friday, November 28, 2014
Bobby Hauck has resigned as the UNLV head football coach, saying his staff didn’t win enough games. But Tina Kunzer-Murphy, the Rebels’ athletic director, says Hauck isn’t the sole person to blame. “It’s not the coach. It’s us,” she said. “We have to change the culture.”

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Coach Bobby Hauck talks to his team during UNLV's practice on the campus of Southern Methodist University for the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Dallas.
Bobby Hauck steps down as UNLV football coach
Rebels Football:
Friday, November 28, 2014
UNLV’s head football coach will resign effective Monday, but he will lead Saturday’s Fremont Cannon game against visiting UNR. Bobby Hauck lasted five years at UNLV. He led the program last season to a 7-6 record and its first bowl berth in more than a decade but couldn’t consistently produce a winner. He received a contract extension after last season’s bowl appearance and had two years left on his deal. He will receive a one-time payment of $400,000, according to UNLV’s statement.

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