Every season brings about changes for college football teams. And this year is certainly no exception for the Nevada Wolf Pack.
The Wolf Pack, coming off its second consecutive disappointing 7-6 season, experienced expected changes with the loss of valuable seniors such as Chris Barker, Duke Williams, Khalid Wooten, Zach Sudfeld, Albert Rosette and Jeff Nady.
But the Pack was also caught by surprise by the loss of standout running back Stefphon Jefferson, who left after his junior season for the NFL, and head coach Chris Ault who, it seems now, left for no apparent reason.
It has been one of the strangest off-seasons in Wolf Pack history just from the perspective of the coaching staff alone.
One coach (Nick Rolovich) left for another program for a few weeks and came back, one coach (Jeff Genyk) stayed for two months and left, one coach (Ken Wilson) moved to another role that he never intended to fill and then ultimately left, one coach (James Spady) interviewed for at least one other job elsewhere and then stayed and the one coach (Mike Bradeson) who was on the hot seat most all of last season somehow survived the housecleaning and is still on the staff.
If this much change can go on when there aren't even any games to play, well, what's going to happen when the bullets start flying in the fall?
Stay tuned. Spring football practices begin March 27.
One this is certain, new head coach Brian Polian has a lot of holes -- and big shoes -- to fill in 2013.
The biggest holes Polian must fill this fall are . . .