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Source: UNLV will enter the season with a new offensive coordinator

Source tells FootballScoop that UNLV offensive line coach / run game coordinator Garin Justice will take over the play calling duties for the Runnin' Rebels this fall while offensive coordinator / tight ends coach Barney Cotton takes the year off due to health reasons.

UNLV OC/TE coach Barney Cotton will not coach this season because of health reasons. Cotton is currently in Omaha, Neb., while on the waiting list for a heart transplant. 2nd-year run game OC Garin Justice will serve as OC & call plays for Rebels this fall

— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 18, 2019

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Brent McMurphy has reported the same. McMurphy adds that Cotton is battling some health issues and is currently on the wait list for a heart transplant. Prior to coaching in Vegas, Justice worked with the offensive line at FAU for two seasons, and was the lone holdover on staff when Lane Kiffin landed the job in Boca Raton. After their breakout first-season under Kiffin in 2016, Justice briefly joined the staff in Arizona before Rich Rodriguez was let go. Before making the jump to the FBS ranks, Justice spent five seasons as head coach at Concord University (D-II - WV) where he went 40-17 overall. His playing career included All American honors as an offensive lineman at West Virginia. Please join us in keeping coach Cotton in your prayers as he continues to wait for a heart transplant. Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.