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UNLV AD Erick Harper faces tall task of turning around football program

Erick Harper this week officially became the new AD at UNLV, and though his three decades of experience in athletics is "well documented," now comes the "hard part," according to Ed Graney of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. To say Harper is prepared is "an understatement." However, with football, UNLV is not "good at the signature sport of most any Division I program that plays it" and has not "been for what seems like forever." Football coach Marcus Arroyo is 2-16 over his first two seasons. Graney: "You can’t continue to hype facilities like the Fertitta Football Complex and Allegiant Stadium as game-changers and not turn them into some level of respectable success." The Rebels "need to be so much better," and it is "on Arroyo -- with Harper keeping a close eye on the pursuit of any progression -- to do so." Harper’s is "not an easy job." Being a Group 5 AD in '22 "demands you both focus on the big picture of an ever-changing college landscape," while also "doing everything possible to strengthen your own program." Harper's primary goal should be "pushing the envelope for a serious run at Mountain West contention in football and men’s basketball" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 1/4).

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