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After One Week, Beard Leaves UNLV

The Chris Beard era at UNLV is over -- seven days after it began.

In a statement today, UNLV said Beard was joining Texas Tech as its head coach.

This comes after Beard signed a deal with UNLV last week to be the Runnin' Rebels' coach.

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UNLV will receive $1 million payout from Texas Tech for buying out Beard's contract.

Athletics Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy called the move "unprecedented" and "extremely disappointing."

Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)