Las Vegas, NV, United States (4E Sports) – UNLV interim Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy described as “no laughing matter” the glaring mistake in a local billboard showing football coach Bobby Hauck alongside basketball coach Lon Kruger with the slogan “Come To Our House”.
Kunzer-Murphy has all the reason to be mad because Kruger left UNLV after the 2010-2011 season and has been the coach at Oklahoma for two years now.
“To us, it’s not a laughing matter,” Kunzer-Murphy said. “Our marketing people never saw it. But it’s being taken down, and we hope to have a replacement with Dave and Bobby up.”
The local billboard was put up to generate excitement in UNLV athletics and sell season tickets.
Dave Rice, who replaced Kruger as the Rebels’ coach, was amused by the mistake.
“I thought it was humorous,” Rice said. “It’s one of those things that happens. But I’m the last person who would take himself too seriously. … Hey, if Coach Kruger can help us sell tickets, great.”