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Nevada Set to Hire Texas’ Jeff Choate as Head Coach: Report

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Nevada is set to hire Texas co-defensive coordinator Jeff Choate as its next head coach, according to a report from 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz.

Choate was reportedly the “top target” for the Nevada Wolf Pack according to a recent report from The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman, and now it seems he will land the job.

Choate has spent the past three seasons in Austin as a member of Steve Sarkisian’s coaching staff, following his first head coaching job at Montana State from 2016 to 2020. In four years with the Bobcats, Choate recorded an overall record of 28-22, which was capped off by an 11-4 season in his last year with the program.

 

While Choate was let go from the Montana State sidelines, his time with Texas has been outstanding. Chaote’s unit has been the best group in the Big 12 Conference and one of the best defenses in the country in 2023 holding teams to just 17.5 points per game on average

The group allowed the least amount of total yards, yards per game, rushing yards per game, total points, and points per game in 2023 and continues to make statements. Choate and the Longhorns have at least one game remaining as the group gets set to take on No. 2 Washington on January 1st in the Sugar Bowl.

While Big 12 fans have already seen several coaches accept jobs including Oklahoma’s Jeff Lebby, Kansas’ Andy Kotelnicki, and more, Jeff Choate will reportedly be someone to keep an eye on over the final weeks of the college football season.

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