UNLV redshirt freshman offensive left tackle Ashton Morgan figures to be in the rotation this season. His dad, Sean, is the mayor of Chico, California.
Mike Bradeson was the last UNLV defensive coordinator to oversee consistently good defenses. New coordinator Tim Skipper is trying to revive the Rebels’ defense.
UNLV’s football team will be on AT&T SportsNet three times this season. The Rebels also will stream its Sept. 15 game against Prairie View A&M on their website through the Mountain West Network.
UNLV could play 17 teams that made the postseason last season, including three who reached the NCAA Tournament in Boise State, Duke and Gonzaga.
UNLV has 13 players who began their college careers at other four-year institutions. Some are playing major roles for the Rebels.
UNLV’s football training camp has not produced much news, which is what a fourth-year coach would want. Coach Tony Sanchez and his staff turn their attention to USC beginning next week.
JD Alexander is pushing for a backup linebacker spot at UNLV. He transferred from Arizona State largely because of his dad, Del, a former Rebels assistant football coach who also knew UNLV coach Tony Sanchez.
UNLV’s football team will have its first major scrimmage Saturday in a closed-door session at Sam Boyd Stadium. The Rebels have several questions that need answers.