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Report: Ed Orgeron Denies Any Interest In UNLV Job

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A post involving former LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron has made the college football world do a double take this Monday afternoon. 

Earlier today, a report claimed that Orgeron was among the finalists for the open head coaching position at UNLV. 

Just hours later, however, that rumor has seemingly been debunked. 

College football insider Bruce Feldman spoke to Orgeron this afternoon and noted that "Coach O" told him that "he's not involved" in the UNLV search and that he "has no interest" in the position.  

In typical Vegas fashion, it seems as if UNLV has been called on their bluff. 

While one noteworthy coach dissing your program is certainly rough, Orgeron wasn't even the first former skipper to deny rumors about interest in the UNLV head coaching search on Monday. 

An article posted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal Sunday appeared to link former Washington and Boise State head coach Chris Petersen to the UNLV coaching search, only for those claims to be shut down this afternoon. 

Bruce Feldman, as he did with the Orgeron news, posted a statement to Twitter saying, "there is no truth to the report that former Washington and Boise State head coach Chris Petersen is involved in the UNLV coaching search or is a real candidate for that vacancy, per source."

While it's unclear how the rumors linking Orgeron and Petersen to UNLV started, today's shocking revelations surely can't help the Rebels' ongoing search for a new head coach. 

UNLV ended their 2022 season with a 5-7 record, marking a ninth straight year finishing under .500.