UNLV Camp Report: Day Two
Aug. 4, 2007
LAS VEGAS - UNLV football mixed in the rookies with the veterans on day two of fall camp as the team broke down into Scarlet and Gray teams, with each squad working through 22 five-minute periods on Saturday.
The Scarlet team worked out in the morning while the Gray squad capped the second day of preseason camp with an evening session. Since student-athletes are only allowed to practice once a day during the initial acclimation period, UNLV head coach Mike Sanford has divided the team into two squads so that everyone could get more repetitions during each drill.
"We had an excellent practice this morning, which had a lot more of our experienced players. The afternoon also went really well, but we did a lot more teaching since there were a lot of newcomers," Sanford said. "The splitting of the team is really good because it gives our guys more reps and they learn by doing rather than watching."
The Rebels will be split once again for Monday's practice with the Scarlet working out in the morning followed by the Gray in the evening.
Sunday's practice will be the first time that the 2007 edition of the Rebels will work together as a complete team, after splitting during the first two days of the acclimation period. The single practice starts at 6:00 p.m. and will run to about 8:00 p.m. Practices this week are open to the public.
REBEL CAMP NOTES:
-A BIG ADDITION... The UNLV offensive line got a big addition in the form of Siosifa Moala (6-4, 330), who was officially cleared to participate in practice Friday night. Moala is a junior transfer from El Camino Community College and he helped the Warriors win the California Community College State Championship in 2006. Moala prepped at Morningside High School in Englewood, Calif.
-THIRST QEUNCHER... With the temperature hovering around 106 as the Rebels hit the field for Saturday's evening practice, keeping the Rebels hydrated not only during practice, but throughout the day, is a critical task. The team goes through roughly 20-30 cases of Gatorade each practice day and has gallons of water also available during each session. While players are going to meetings, watching film or getting treatment outside of practice, they have been issued a personal water bottle that they can fill up at any time in the training room with Gatorade or water.