First-year UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez released his post-spring depth chart Monday. He expects it to change considerably by the time the Rebels kick off the season Sept. 5 at Northern Illinois.
Subscribe to Football RSS feed
UNLV concluded spring football drills Saturday under first-year coach Tony Sanchez with a showcase scrimmage at the school’s soccer complex.
Blake Decker all but locked up UNLV’s starting quarterback job in Saturday’s spring game, completing 5 of 5 passes for 166 yards and three touchdowns. Devonte Boyd caught four passes for 132 yards and three touchdowns.
UNLV finishes spring football practices with the spring game at noon Saturday at Johann Memorial Field. Returning starting quarterback Blake Decker, who is competing with two other players at the position, will take most of the first-team snaps.
Becoming mediocre would do more than represent improvement for the UNLV defense. It would be nearly miraculous for a side of the football that has been a liability for many years. The Rebels have allowed more than 30 points and 400 yards per game every season since 2008.
UNLV sophomore wide receiver Devonte Boyd is prepared to be the leader at his position and one of the team leaders as well. He was the Mountain West Freshman of the Year and a freshman All-American last season, when he caught 65 passes for 980 yards.
Keith Belton has followed a “whisper” from an internship at Wake Forest through stops at Baylor, Washington and Southern California to UNLV. His success working with players in the training room will go a long way to determining the success of the Rebels program.
UNLV junior cornerback Torry McTyer has made several big plays during the spring football session at Rebel Park. He was one of previous coach Bobby Hauck’s most touted recruits.
The Rebels are experienced at linebacker, where the starters and reserves return. They will be counted on to help improve a defense that allowed 38.5 points and 513.5 yards per game last season.
Just when some UNLV football fans are beginning to think they’ve begun to put those losing years behind them, the athletic department has to go and test their loyalty by announcing that some season-ticket holders will have to begin paying a premium for the privilege of watching the new Rebels in action.
Wide receivers coach Cedric Cormier is the only holder from previous UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck’s staff. Under Cormier, the receivers have been a reliable unit, led by players such as Devante Davis and Devonte Boyd. Cormier recruits the Houston area.
It’s a little Nicki Minaj one minute and some Brooks & Dunn the next. It’s Elvis, followed by Big & Rich. Quarterbacks make drops to Avicii singing about waking me up when it’s all over. UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez has a little something for everyone.
David Peeples, 29, also known as “D-Peeps,” overdosed in February on on hydrocodone, the Clark County coroner said Thursday.
UNLV senior quarterback Blake Decker showed flashes of promise last season, but those moments were overshadowed by the 18 interceptions he threw. Now in his fifth offensive system in five years, Decker is out to show he’s the quarterback to lead the Rebels to success.
UNLV football head coach Tony Sanchez ran drills with his team during the first day of spring practice at Rebel Park at UNLV on Monday, March 16, 2015 in Las Vegas.
Coach Tony Sanchez will oversee his first UNLV spring football practice Monday. He got to this point by listening to the advice of others, but also by following his own path.
Wide receiver Devante Davis and offensive lineman Brett Boyko worked out at UNLV’s pro day on Thursday before scouts from nine NFL teams and two in the Canadian Football League.
UNLV will not play UNR at the end of the football season. The Mountain West released the schedule on Monday.
Offensive linemen Jaron Caldwell and Julio Garcia committed to play football for UNLV.
UNLV will open its 2019 football season at Southern California. The Rebels will receive $1.15 million for the trip.
UNLV coach Tony Sanchez announced his first recruiting class Wednesday, but he knows he must change a culture and win games. The best haul Sanchez landed during this recruiting season was the group of veteran assistant coaches standing at the back of the room.
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez announced his first recruiting class on Wednesday. He expects the newcomers to compete for playing time right away.
UNLV football announced its 2015 recruiting class on Twitter Wednesday morning. Check out the newest Rebels.
- Page 1