ELY — UNLV redshirt freshman cornerback Will Chandler showed he has a thick skin.
He was beaten in the end zone his share of times Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, even drawing the wrath of senior defensive tackle Jacob Hales at one point.
But Chandler came back with a promising effort Monday afternoon, going high for an interception in the end zone on one play. A short time later, he broke up a pass in the end zone intended for junior wide receiver Jerriman Robinson.
He’s still a load, but senior tailback Frank Summers lost just enough weight to show he has some burst to him. Summers dropped 19 pounds from last season to get down to 231 on his 5-foot-10-inch frame. The difference was noticeable in the afternoon session.
Summers showed some quickness with a 20-yard touchdown run and a 10-yard scoring catch.
“He made some cuts and has a much better understanding of the blocking scheme,” offensive coordinator Todd Berry said.
IN THE BOOKS
The Rebels completed their first true two-a-days. They had three split-squad sessions in Las Vegas, but this was the first one in which the entire team practiced together.
“A very good first two-a-day,” coach Mike Sanford said.
UNLV practices once Tuesday before returning to two sessions Wednesday.