UNLV Made The Right Hire With Barry Odom

UNLV Made The Right Hire With Barry Odom

UNLV is 8-2 after Friday night’s win over Wyoming

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Odom is having a successful first season in Las Vegas

Following Friday night’s 34-14 win over Wyoming, UNLV is 8-2 under head coach Barry Odom.

Based on the results, it is clear that Odom has been successful turning around UNLV in a short period of time. The last time UNLV won more than seven games in a single season was 1984. This will be UNLV’s first winning season since 2013.

In the win over Wyoming, UNLV’s defense shutdown Wyoming in the second half and the offense helped put the game away. The team rode a 21-point first quarter and managed to cruise to a 20-point win over a 6-4 Wyoming team.

Last year, the Odom hire caught some people by surprise. It turned out to be the right move for both sides. Odom needed an FBS program to give him another chance at being a head coach. UNLV needed a change of direction.

The Rebels have won seven of its last eight games. With two regular season games left, UNLV has an opportunity to enter a bowl game with 10 wins. UNLV will take on Air Force and San Jose State in the next two weeks.

Odom provided a culture change that UNLV desperately needed.

Story originally appeared on Mountain West Wire