Aloha will mean hello when former UNLV walk-on quarterback Jarin Morikawa returns to Las Vegas as a backup quarterback for Jackson State, which will take on the Rebels in the season opener for both schools at Sam Boyd Stadium.
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UNLV second-year coach Tony Sanchez already has brought in two talented recruiting classes, including arguably the best one in school history in February that featured a Rebels-record 10 three-star recruits.
The Rebels (3-9) won only three games in Year 1 of the Tony Sanchez era — which was still an improvement considering they’d won only two games in eight of the previous 11 years — but they hung around in most of their other ones.
Here’s a position-by-position outlook for the UNLV Rebels this season.
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The receiving corps that calls itself “The Flight Crew,” the group still should be among the best in the conference if projected starters Darren Woods Jr., a redshirt freshman, and Brandon Presley, a sophomore returnee, live up to lofty expectations.
For the first time since Johnny Stanton enrolled at UNLV in January, he enjoyed a relatively stress-free practice Monday, secure in the knowledge that he’d earned the starting job after an almost six-month battle with junior returnee Kurt Palandech.
UNLV football kicks off its 2016 season Thursday as it hosts the Jackson State Tigers. Who are the Tigers and what should you expect from them? Here’s everything you need to know about the Rebels’ next opponent.
Former Nebraska quarterback Johnny Stanton will start UNLV’s season opener Thursday night against Jackson State at Sam Boyd Stadium, Rebels coach Tony Sanchez confirmed Sunday in a text message to the Review-Journal.
The UNLV Alumni Association will host the Rich Abajian Football Kickoff Luncheon featuring Rebels coach Tony Sanchez from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the UNLV Student Union Ballroom.
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