When Tony Sanchez was hired as UNLV’s football coach, expectations were high that the former Bishop Gorman head coach could turn around the fortunes of the Rebels. Now nearing the end of his fifth season, Sanchez is facing the prospect that he may not be brought back next year. UNLV lost to Colorado State last week, dropping their record to 2-7 and eliminating them from bowl game contention. Sanchez’s overall record is a dismal 18-39. His contract runs through 2021. UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois made it pretty clear at the end of last season when she retained Sanchez that bowl game eligibilty was expected this season. With no bowl game in sight now, Sanchez’s future is decidedly unclear. To be fair, injuries to the team, especially at the quarterback position, have hurt the Rebels since Sanchez took over. The Rebels will be playing their home games next season at the new Allegiant Stadium and it’s not at all certain that Sanchez will get to coach the team in their new digs after years at the aging Sam Boyd stadium. UNLV will be playing out the proverbial string in their last three games. The Rebels have a bye this week and then play two of their last three games at home, starting on Saturday, November 16 at 1pm against Hawaii. UNLV plays San Jose State at Sam Boyd on Nov. 23 and then travels to Reno on Nov. 30 to close the season against the Wolfpack for the Fremont Cannon, which currently is in possession of the Rebels. We’ll see what Ms. Reed-Francois decides to do at the end of the season.
Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.