OGDEN -- Weber State offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach, who was hired in November, has accepted the same position at UNLV.
Rebels coach Bobby Hauck made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.
Rosenbach, who is leaving without having ever called a play for the Wildcats, was hired at Weber State on Nov. 21, the same day his former high school and college teammate, Jody Sears, was given a three-year contract extension as WSU's head football coach by athletics director Jerry Bovee.
Rosenbach, a former NFL quarterback and Heisman contender, made his brief stop at Weber State after one season as the offensive coordinator at Montana and coaching stints at New Mexico State, his alma mater Washington State, Eastern Washington and St. Ambrose.
"We're excited to have Timm join our staff," Hauck said in a statement released by UNLV. "I've known him for many years and coached against him on numerous occasions. Having tried to stop his offense as a defensive coach, I know he has good instincts and a really good feel on game day."
Rosenbach said in the statement from the school that he is looking forward to joining Hauck, the former Montana head coach.
"I'm thrilled about the opportunity to not only work for Coach Hauck but also to be part of a program at UNLV that I believe is headed in the right direction," he said. "I'm looking forward to coaching an offense that is exciting for fans and puts points on the scoreboard."
UNLV’s hiring of Rosenbach came the same day that former Weber State coach John L. Smith, who never coached the Wildcats in a game, was hired at Division II Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
Rosenbach's departure leaves Weber State without a coordinator on offense or defense currently. Sears served as defensive coordinator last season while acting as the interim head coach.
Bovee said Sears, who was out recruiting on Wednesday, has already begun the search for a new offensive coordinator to fill the vacancy left by Rosenbach.
“We’re going to go out and find the best fit for our program and I’m confident (Sears) will find the right fit for what we need now,” Bovee said.
In other news, former WSU coach Jake Cookus will coach the safeties at Montana, announced Grizzlies coach Mick Delaney on Wednesday.
Cookus had coached at Weber State the past seven seasons. While there he served as the special teams coordinator from 2005-2011, was the co-defensive coordinator from 2009-11, and also worked with the safeties and cornerbacks.