According to a source, Mike Gundy may be losing two assistant coaches to coordinator opportunities.
Sources tell us that new UNLV head coach Marcus Arroyo is targeting Oklahoma State associate head coach / receivers coach Kasey Dunn to be his offensive coordinator in the desert. We are told that a deal with Dunn is near the final stages.
Dunn has been a part of Mike Gundy's staff dating back to 2011, and added the associate head coach title heading into the 2019 season. Before joining the staff, Dunn had worked with the receivers at Southern Miss, Baylor and San Diego, as well as running backs at Arizona and with the Seahawks. He also has some experience on the defensive side of the ball too, working with the corners at TCU, New Mexico and Idaho earlier in his career.
Dunn was selected by former winners as the 2017 FootballScoop Receivers Coach of the Year.
We also hear that a second Cowboy assistant is a strong candidate for the defensive coordinator role with the Rebels in defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements.
Clements has been on the Cowboys staff since 2013 and has led some very productive defensive lines during that time. Before joining Gundy's staff, Clements was the defensive run game coordinator and defensive ends coach at Kansas State. The opportunity at UNLV would be his first opportunity as the defensive play caller.
Dunn made $600k annually heading into 2018, while Clements made $420k. Both guys were on staff when Arroyo was in Stillwater (2015-16) coaching the running backs. It will be interesting to see if Gundy will seek to match either offer.
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