Brian Polian is out as head coach of Nevada football after four seasons with the Wolf Pack.
It is firing season in college football, and a second Group of Five head coach is out today. Earlier, FAU fired Charlie Patridge. Now, Nevada has announced that it has agreed to "mutually part ways" with Brian Polian.
From Nevada's announcement:
University of Nevada athletics director Doug Knuth announced today that the University and football coach Brian Polian have mutually decided to part ways, and that Polian will not be retained as the Wolf Pack’s head coach. A national search to identify the next head coach for the program will begin immediately.
“Thank you to all of the people in the University and Reno communities that welcomed our family and treated us kindly. Thank you to all of the support staff in the athletics department that we had the pleasure to work with. Finally, a heartfelt thank you to the coaches and players who devoted themselves with passion and energy to the Wolf Pack Family – I appreciate each and every one of you.”
Polian had the tough job of replacing Chris Ault, longtime Wolf Pack head coach and former athletic director, who had three different stints helming the program.
Polian was 23-27 in four years at Nevada, with a 14-18 Mountain West record. The Wolf Pack went 5-7 this season.