March 26, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV football team kicked off the third week of its spring season this afternoon at Rebel Park, utilizing an extended team period to prepare the for upcoming scrimmage.
Senior wide receiver Eric Johnson remained in his usualy number nine, but did take snaps throughout the day as a running back, possibly looking to fill the void by Dionza Bradford, who recently left the squad.
"Dionza has left the team for personal reasons," commented third-year head coach Bobby Hauck following practice.
The defensive backfield stole the show in the late team period, totaling two interceptions and limiting the offensive passing game. Tajh Hasson intercepted a pass early in the period and quickly made a lateral pass to teammate Sidney Hodge to extend the return. Sophomore Kenny Penny also recorded an interception on the day for the red-shirted defense.
The longest offensive play from scrimmage came through the air as Nick Sherry connected with a streaking Marcus Sullivan down the middle for a 50-yard touchdown.
ONE LESS RUNNING BACK
Head coach Bobby Hauck announced after Monday's practice that running back Dionza Bradford has left the football program. Bradford, who would have been a sophomore, ran for 615 yards on 133 carries (4.6 YPC) and three touchdowns.
FRIDAY TIME CHANGE
The Rebels will hold their first scrimmage of spring ball on Friday and Coach Hauck announced Monday that the time has been moved up two hours. The team will now hit the field at 1:45 p.m. with practice ending around 4:00 in advance of the squad being released for UNLV's spring break. The practice is open to the public.
The Rebels' next practice will be Wednesday and is scheduled to run from 3:45 to 6:00 pm and is open to the public.
UNLV 2012 SPRING PRACTICE SCHEDULE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
PLEASE NOTE: ALL DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
March 28 Wednesday Practice 8 Pads 3:45-6:00 pm
March 30 Friday Practice 9 Scrimmage 1:45-4:00 pm
April 2-6 Spring Break No Practices
April 9 Monday Practice 10 Pads 3:45-6:00 pm
April 11 Wednesday Practice 11 Pads 3:45-6:00 pm
April 13 Friday Practice 12 Scrimmage/Coaching Clinic 3:45-6:00 pm
April 16 Monday Practice 13 Pads 3:45-6:00 pm
April 18 Wednesday Practice 14 Pads 3:45-6:00 pm
April 20 Friday Practice 15 SPRING SHOWCASE 5:00 pm at Rebel Park