A 4-8 season Brian Polian’s first year as head coach for the Nevada Wolf Pack might have had fans out west saying, “Here We Go Again.”
The only time the Wolf Pack were successful without head coach Chris Ault was the one season Jeff Hortan was there in the past 37 years in 1993, before the infamous “Red Defection.” But the Wolf Pack were awful after Ault left the second time, and the 2013 season turned into a disaster as well.
So what’s the saving grace?
A lot, actually. The Wolf Pack have lots of returning talent on both sides of the ball, the schedule doesn’t include Florida State and UCLA, and Polian’s players should now have more familiarity with his players and his staff.
Last year’s season could have easily been 7-5 as well, but the Wolf Pack suffered three close losses.
They’re on the cusp of more success this year, as long as the players continue to develop.