The competition for the UNLV quarterback job began Monday between Nick Sherry and Blake Decker as spring football practices opened.
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Nick Sherry and Blake Decker begin their competition to become UNLV’s starting quarterback. But positions will be up for grabs throughout the lineup.
UNLV’s former football coach, like most coaches, said he didn’t read the newspaper. But a story about former Rebels quarterbacks staking their claim as NFL assistant coaches brought back a favorite Mike Sanford memory.
Scott Turner and Shane Steichen have remained close friends since they were quarterbacks at UNLV, and they still have 702 area codes for their cellphone numbers, taking a little piece of Las Vegas wherever they go. And that includes to the NFL as assistant coaches.
UNLV coach Bobby Hauck got his wish with the Rebels scheduled to face UNR on Nov. 29 at Sam Boyd Stadium to end the regular season.
UNLV lost on the field when it played North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The Rebels, though, won’t take as big a loss financially, or perhaps no loss at all.
Randall Cunningham is humbled. When he thinks back, he sees only a big deficit on the scoreboard, 80,000 lunatics screaming at him and Bruce Smith on a mission to rip his head off.
UNLV’s Bobby Hauck favors proposed rule changes designed to slow offenses. In fact, said the proposed change of forcing offenses to wait at least 10 seconds before snapping the ball to allow the defense to substitute doesn’t go far enough.
Tim Cornett, UNLV’s career leading rusher, has received an invitation to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.
UNLV opens the football season Aug. 30 at Arizona, and it was expected cornerback Chazz Eldridge would be on the field. But the Rebels won’t have to be concerned about facing him.