Nevada, Polian agree to part ways after 4 seasons, 23 wins
RENO, Nevada (AP) Nevada and coach Brian Polian have agreed to part ways after the Wolf Pack after four seasons of never breaking .500 in Mountain West Conference games.
Polian, the son of former NFL executive Bill Polian, was 23-27 since replacing Hall of Fame coach Chris Ault. Ault retired after the 2012 season.
A former assistant at Notre Dame, Stanford and Texas A&M, Polian wasn't able to recreate the success the Wolf Pack had under Ault. Polian guided Nevada to bowl games and 7-6 seasons in years two and three.
But the Wolf Pack slipped to 5-7 this season, and 3-5 in the Mountain West. Polian was 13-18 in conference games and never better than 4-4.
He had one year left on his original five-year contract.