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UNLV won’t beat Ohio State, but is a program heading in the right direction

Our 2017 Opponent Preview Series Podcasts continue with a preview of the Rebels

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As far as Ohio State is concerned, the most important football played in Las Vegas happens to be at the high school level, rather than in college. UNLV Head Coach Tony Sanchez is looking to change that.

When Sanchez took the job in December 2014, he was leaving behind a high school football powerhouse at Bishop Gorman, and taking over a program that had been to just four bowl games in its history. While they haven’t been able to get to the postseason yet, the Rebels are on the rise heading into 2017.

On this episode of The Hangout in the Holyland, Colton Denning is joined by Ray Brewer of the Las Vegas Sun, and gets his insights on why Sanchez has the program on the upswing, and the surprising depth of good head coaches currently in the Mountain West Conference.

Ray breaks down why 2017 could be the year UNLV gets back to a bowl, and everything you need to know about the team, including:

  • The hype surrounding redshirt freshman quarterback Armani Rogers.
  • Why the Rebels will have an explosive run game again this season.
  • Getting key contributors back at wide receiver.
  • Needing new faces to step up on defense.
  • Building for 2018, sharing a stadium with the Raiders, and more!

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