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By Paul Myerberg // Apr 24, 2012
U.N.L.V. hasn’t had a winning season since 2000, back-to-back winning seasons since 1983-84 and three straight winning seasons since 1978-80. Since 2004, the program’s final season under John Robinson, the Rebels are 22-73. Over this eight-year span, U.N.L.V. has been outscored by an even 1,300 points — by 555 points over the last two seasons. It’s not a stretch to call U.N.L.V. the most disappointing program in college football since 2004. See, Las Vegas was born from dirt, sand, tumbleweeds and the wholly American idea that if you build it, people will come. U.N.L.V. football has roots in the same idea: Las Vegas, America’s boomtown, surely has the backing, wherewithal and wall-to-wall moxie to house a thriving football program — and for the program’s first generation, this was undoubtedly the case. Given the last eight years, however, the idea that U.N.L.V. should win has been replaced by a question: Does U.N.L.V. have what it takes to ever win again?