The starters will receive some playing time, but many will spend most of the night watching when the Rebels scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Will Kreitler is one of four graduate assistants at UNLV, and they work long hours as they try to establish their coaching careers.
The senior linebacker has been constantly around the ball in training camp, and also is making an effort to be more of a vocal leader.
UNLV has created the Rebel Rewards Program for season-ticker holders. Rewards are based on how many times tickets are scanned at each sport’s events.
The offensive lineman was forced to look elsewhere when Humboldt State dropped football last year. He landed at UNLV and is the second-team left tackle.
The Rebels senior wide receiver makes sure he is actively involved in the community. He has had a strong interest in serving others since he was 6.
The sophomore wide receiver, who caught 31 passes for 422 yards and six TDs last season, practiced Tuesday for the first time in pads since sustaining a concussion July 2.
UNLV’s season opener against Southern Utah on Aug. 31 will be streamed on unlvrebels.com, and the Sept. 7 game against Arkansas State on Facebook.
UNLV defensive end Nate Neal received athletic genes from both sides of his family. His mother, Yvette McLeod, was an 11-time All-America track athlete at USC and nearly made the 1988 Olympics.
The Rebels coach wasn’t pleased with Saturday’s scrimmage at Sam Boyd Stadium, three weeks before the season opener Aug. 31 against Southern Utah.
UNLV’s athletic department will celebrate each decade at the stadium in the first five home games, beginning with a look back at the 1970s for the Aug. 31 opener.
The Rebels will go through two 30-minute halves with a running clock Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium in their most consequential scrimmage of the preseason.
UNLV coach Tony Sanchez chuckled at negative comments from Reno-based Nevada Sports Net regarding the helmet the Rebels will wear in the Aug. 31 season opener.