When you’ve only had one winning season in close to two decades, wins are at a premium. UNLV has had four coaches during that time including current coach Bobby Hauck. The 48-year-old Hauck has spent three seasons trying to build the Rebels into a winning program with little success. During that time, he’s accumulated a dismal 6-32 overall record with five of those wins coming against Mountain West opponents. That’s why Bobby Hauck is a coach on the hot seat in 2013.
The Buzz: It’s been a tough transition for Hauck, who left the comforts of a top-tier Football Championship Subdivision program at Montana to take the head coaching job at UNLV in 2010. In seven seasons with the Grizzlies, he led the program to an 80-17 record and three appearances in the national championship. Since joining the Rebels, it’s been a different story. The program has suffered through three straight 2-win seasons with the program being outscored by its opponents nearly two-to-on (1,421 to 742). Part of that falls on the development of talent. The program has also only had one player drafted in the NFL Draft – OL Joe Hawley in 2010 – during that same period. Now as Hauck is set to begin his fourth season, it appears to be a do-or-die situation. However it doesn’t look good with a schedule that features tough non-conference games against Minnesota and Arizona with road games against Fresno State, Nevada and Air Force.
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