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2017 Schedule
5-7, 3rd in MW - West
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119dAdam Rittenberg

Entrance exam: Grading the college football coaching hires

Time -- and wins and losses -- will ultimately tell if the hires during this coaching cycle made the dean's list, but it's not too early to review how the new 21 head coaches are doing so far.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona announced that former Nevada defensive coordinator Scott Boone has been hired as the Wildcats' linebackers coach.

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162dAdam Rittenberg

The coaching carousel's winners and losers

Now that the carousel has stopped spinning, we know Tom Herman and the state of Florida won big, and LSU might be saying "Oeaux no." We break down all the moves from this year's coaching cycle.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Nevada is hiring Arizona State wide receivers coach Jay Norvell as its coach, sources tell ESPN. Norvell interviewed earlier Wednesday. FootballScoop.com first reported the hiring. Norvell has been an offensive coordinator at Nebraska, UCLA, Oklahoma and Texas, but this is his first head-coaching job.

Wolf Pack getting close to a hire?

Adam Rittenberg sees three candidates for succeeding Brian Polian. No matter the choice, Rittenberg adds that a familiar name from Nevada's past is heavily involved. Coaching carousel (Insider)

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169dAdam Rittenberg

Why did Matt Rhule take the Baylor job?

Matt Rhule faced the question every successful Group of 5 coach has to answer: If a Power 5 opportunity occurs, should you always jump at it? That debate, plus coaching carousel news and notes.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Hearing Nevada wants to have its coach in place by next Friday. Two top candidates, according to sources, are Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin and Vanderbilt offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig. Others are still in the running.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin is a candidate for Nevada's coaching vacancy, according to sources. Baldwin is 83-31 at FCS Eastern Washington with a national title in 2010.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State RB coach Jim Mastro, viewed by many as a candidate for the open head coaching job at Nevada, told the Spokesman-Review's Jacob Thorpe he will remain in Pullman. "(I) haven't talked to Nevada, (I'm) not going back to Nevada," he told Thorpe.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Some names Nevada should consider for its coaching job: Washington co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake (would be a home run hire, Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin, BYU special teams coordinator Ed Lamb, Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos and Air Force offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen.

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