Sunday, February 14, 2016

Rolovich backs out of Owls offensive coordinator gig

Two weeks after accepting Temple's offensive coordinator position, Nick Rolovich has decided Wednesday to remain at Nevada.

Rolovich backs out of Owls offensive coordinator gig

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Sources confirmed Sunday that Nick Rolovich agreed Saturday to become the Owls´ next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. (Eugene Tanner/AP file photo)
Sources confirmed Sunday that Nick Rolovich agreed Saturday to become the Owls' next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. (Eugene Tanner/AP file photo)

Two weeks after accepting Temple's offensive coordinator position, Nick Rolovich has decided Wednesday to remain at Nevada.

A Wolf Pack source said Nevada doubled his salary to around $240,000 to remain offensive coordinator of the Mountain West Conference school. The 33-year-old and his wife are expecting twins. They have two other children. As a result, Rolovich felt like he couldn't turn down the bump in pay, according to another source.

In addition to being the Owls' next offensive coordinator, Rolovich was going to coach the quarterbacks. He spent this past season at Nevada after four years at Hawaii, including two as the Warriors' offensive coordinator.

The Wolf Pack averaged 37.8 points and 514.8 yards of offense last season. Nevada sophomore quarterback Cody Fajardo had a standout season under Rolovich's guidance. Fajardo completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,786 yards and 20 touchdowns with nine interceptions last season in Nevada's trademark "pistol" offense. He was also second on the team with 1,121 rushing yards and 12 TDs.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

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