The Rebels' offensive line returns experienced core for 2013 season.
Former NFL player and coach joins Rebel coaching staff.
Also, we check in with the Rebel offensive line.
UNLV opens March 12 and ends with Spring Showcase April 20 on campus.
Rebels will have new coordinators on both sides of the ball in 2012.
Chad Germer (pronounced "JUR-mur") was hired as UNLV's offensive line coach in 2010 after serving in that same capacity at Montana.
In Las Vegas, Germer has coached three-time honorable mention all-league center and Rimington Trophy Watch List member Robert Waterman. Also, in 2013 Second Team All-MW honoree left tackle Brett Boyko became the first Rebel blocker honored by the league since 2004. Germer's lines helped produce the school's all-time leading rusher as Tim Cornett finished with 3,733 yards, which is also the second-most in conference history.
At Montana, his lines opened up holes for standout running back Chase Reynolds as the 2009 second team All-American rushed for 22 touchdowns and 1,502 yards. The Grizzlies ranked 18th in the FCS in fewest QB sacks allowed as well.
Germer is also a veteran of the Mountain West, having spent six seasons coaching the offensive line at the University of Wyoming from 2003-08. While with the Cowboys he tutored several All-MW performers.
A 1991 All-America center at Montana, he began his coaching career at his alma mater in 1998 and went on to coach four All-Americans during his first stint at UM, which lasted five years.
Germer earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from UM in 1993.
He and his wife, Amy, have two sons, Nicholas and Alex.
GERMER's COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010-SA UNLV - offensive line 2009 Montana - offensive line 2003-08 Wyoming - offensive line 2003-05 Montana - offensive line 1998-2002 Montana - offensive line