Report: Oregon OC Marcus Arroyo Closing in on Deal to Become New UNLV Head Coach
Reports on Monday afternoon suggested that the Ducks may be in the market for a new offensive coordinator soon.
Mark Anderson of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that UNLV is ‘close to a deal’ with Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo for the vacant Rebels’ head coaching position. The deal is not complete yet, but a report last week prior to the Pac-12 Championship game said that Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo and Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley were two names being considered in the UNLV coaching search. However, as of today Morgan Scalley has agreed to terms on an amendment of his contract that will secure his position long-term with the Utah football program.
Story on #UNLVfb and its talks with Marcus Arroyo.https://t.co/QTNbGknEBG via @reviewjournal
— Mark Anderson (@markanderson65) December 10, 2019
UNLV fired head coach Tony Sanchez two weeks ago after a disappointing 19-40 record over five seasons. Along with bringing in a new coach, the Rebels are looking to make other major improvements to the program, with significant investments coming in the form of facility upgrades.
UNLV recently opened a $35 million football facility, with the goal of improving recruiting and player development.
Marcus Arroyo was making $825,000 at Oregon this season.
Safe to assume if he is taking the UNLV head coaching job, he’ll be making north of $1 million.
That would make him the 5th highest paid coach in the Mountain West.
— Tyler Bischoff (@Bischoff_Tyler) December 9, 2019