Breaking News: Sanford Out at UNLV

Chris GolightlyCorrespondent INovember 15, 2009

After five long disappointing seasons, Mike Sanford is out as UNLV head football coach, the Las Vegas Sun reports.


The far-from-surprising announcement comes 24 hours after the Rebels seventh loss, an error filled 45-17 defeat to the Air Force Falcons. 


With bowl eligibility no longer a possibility, the decision has been made to part ways with the fledgling coach and hope the next head man can reverse the program's fortunes.


Sanford will finish out the season, coaching his final game for the Rebels on November 28th at home against San Diego State.


Sanford won 15 games in five years. He will finish 0-5 against the UNLV rival, the University of Nevada Reno. 


Under his direction, the program hit rock bottom earlier this year, allowing the 63 points and over 500 yards rushing in a humiliating, blowout loss to the Wolfpack.  That debacle was part of a five game stretch in which the Rebels allowed 220 points (44 per game).


UNLV couldn't right the ship, and Saturday's loss to the Falcons sealed Sanford's fate.