UNLV fires offensive and defensive coordinators
Hauck relieves play callers of duties after third straight two-win season
Bobby Hauck will be coming back for another season as UNLV football head coach, but who will be calling plays for the offense and defense in 2013 under him?
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, sources close to the situation say that the Rebels have fired offensive coordinator Brent Myers and defensive coordinator J.D. Williams.
Both Myers and Williams were promoted to their respective positions this past season after the previous coordinators – Rob Phenicie and Kraig Paulson – were demoted.
UNLV’s offense got off to a strong start in 2012, averaging close to 28 points per game half way through the season, but the production took a dive from that point on, scoring 14 points per game in the final six games.
Meanwhile, the defense struggled for yet another season, allowing almost 33 points per game this year, ranking 97th in the country, and allowing 445 yards per game.
Myers came to UNLV from Louisville in 2010 as the Cardinals’ offensive line coach for the last three years. He was the tight ends coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator last year.
A Division II All-American honorable mention in 1981 at Eastern Washington, Myers has been a coach since 1982 at EWU, and has also been an offensive line coach at Southern Illinois, Northern Arizona, Boise State, Washington, Utah and Arizona State.
Williams also joined UNLV in 2010 as the assistant head coach and the defensive backs coach. He was picked 16th overall in the 1990 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, playing in the Bills’ four straight Super Bowl appearances from 1990-93.
Coming from Fresno State, Williams has made coaching stops at Cal Poly, San Jose State, California, Washington and Utah before arriving at UNLV.