Team preview: Weber State

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Four years ago, Weber State won 26 games and coach Joe Craven's name was being bandied about for higher-profile jobs. Last season Weber State slipped to last place in the Big Sky Conference and Cravens was shown the door.

How the mighty have fallen.

When Weber State officials decided to make a change, they didn't go far to find their new coach.

Randy Rahe was an assistant in successful neighboring programs Utah -- under coach Ray Giacoletti -- and Utah State -- under Stew Morrill. Both schools have had nice runs of success the last few years, so it was natural Weber State would want to tap into that success by hiring Rahe, who had been at least partially responsible in the winning ways of each program but had never before run his own program.