Camp Notes: Moving Day For Football
Aug. 11, 2013
ELY (UNLVRebels.com) - It was travel day for UNLV football on Saturday as the squad, coaches and staff all packed up and headed up to Ely for the eighth consecutive year for two-a-days.
The Rebels got right to business after getting off the bus, going through their first practice wearing full pads. Enjoying gorgeous weather that saw temperatures in the mid-70s by the final whistle, UNLV practiced for two hours at Broadbent Park in the middle of this mining town. The players then headed to White Pine High School to feast on spaghetti, lasagna and baked chicken before beginning their nightly position meetings.
"It's great to be up here again," said head coach Bobby Hauck. "We value our time in Ely and it always feels like a real team camp. The people here are great."
HERRING A TRUE VETERAN Senior quarterback Caleb Herring (Moreno Valley, CA) is not only one of just a few former players that were here before the Hauck Era began in 2010, he has the distinction of making his fifth trip to Ely as a Rebel.
"It's our football home away from home," Herring said. "We got to get some work done tonight and now we are going to get in the groove of Ely. The people here remember my name when I get on the bus or sit down for dinner. It's been a good place for me over the years."
Herring, who split time between quarterback and wide receiver in 2012, is back to being a full-time signal caller for his final campaign. He also is learning under a new position coach as first-year offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach now oversees the QBs.
"It's been a really smooth adjustment," Herring said. "It's always exciting to learn a new point of view on things."
UNLV will hold just one afternoon practice Sunday before staging its first double-day on Monday. The team will practice in Ely until Aug. 21 and the Rebels open the 2013 season at Minnesota on Aug. 29.