According to people in the know, June Jones is indeed a candidate for the UNLV coaching job and a phone interview is scheduled. Bishop Gorman High coach Tony Sanchez remains as the front-runner.
Jones did not attend UNLV, but he is an alumnus of four other universities.
Those connections have led to another candidacy: Portland State has contacted Jones about its head coach’s job. (Nigel Burton was dismissed at the end of the 2014 season.)
It makes sense because:
> Jones was born and raised in Portland.
> He had success as a quarterback at Portland State in the 1970s after transferring from UH.
> He owns a house in Portland.
> He likes building programs.
Jones is not yet a candidate for the Oregon State job. But he was contacted about the opening when Dennis Erickson departed OSU in 2002.