After Nevada Wolf Pack head coach Chris Ault announced his retirement on Friday, December 28, 2012, the search for a replacement began immediately.
UNR Wolf Pack football, Reno, Nevada.
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By the second week of January, the decision had been made to hire Texas A&M's special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Brian Polian. His acceptance came shortly thereafter, with the hiring being confirmed by the Nevada Board of Regents. Polian's contract calls for a first-season salary of $475,000, with several perks and possible bonuses that could add considerably to that sum over the 5 year term of the agreement.
In addition to working at Texas A&M, Polian has held positions at Stanford, Notre Dame, UCF, and Buffalo. Nevada will be his first head coaching job.
Sources: Reno Gazette-Journal, Wolf Pack website.
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