UNLV looked like a spread team during training camp, and they looked like one during Thursday’s 51-23 loss at Minnesota, often going with three- and four-receiver sets.
The NFL agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related brain disorders they say were caused by the very on-field violence that fueled the game’s rise to popularity and profit.
Mark Wallington, UNLV’s sports information director for football, asked coach Bobby Hauck for the season’s initial injury report to hand out to the media on Monday. Hauck didn’t have any names to put on the sheet.
Tim Cornett, from Houston, enters his senior season 700 yards behind UNLV all-time leading rusher Mike Thomas. If Cornett stays healthy and averages the 94.8 yards he gained last season, he would overtake Thomas on Oct. 26 at UNR.
The outcome of UNLV’s football season — and of coach Bobby Hauck’s future — should quickly become crystal clear. UNLV, after opening at Minnesota at 4 p.m. PDT today and then against Arizona at Sam Boyd Stadium, faces a four-game stretch in which it might be favored each week.
The Mountain West has a new look, but the same sort of outcome is expected.
You find the evidence on Page 81 of the UNLV football media guide, where tentative nonconference schedules for the Rebels are listed through 2017. There are several TBAs. If he has enough success this season to remain UNLV’s coach, Bobby Hauck has plans for them.
There have been 26 college football seasons since I first rolled across Hoover Dam. There have been three winning ones. It could be argued the Rebels’ run of futility over the past quarter-century is unsurpassed.