Saturday Scrimmage Highights #CampRebel|
Aug. 13, 2016
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The second Saturday of #CampRebel meant it was time for a full-pads scrimmage on campus and nearly 200 fans and family members came out to see the goings-on during the first session open to the public.
After 20 minutes of drills at Rebel Park, the squad went through 82 snaps with a short break in the middle.
Head Coach Tony Sanchez met with the media after the final whistle blew and offered his thoughts:
"(UNLV ran) 82 snaps, so it was nearly a full game. Sometimes on the field you have immediate impressions but then you watch the film and then your impressions change but it felt like (returning QB) Kurt (Palandech) came out and played real well early and then slowed down a little bit and (JC transfer) Johnny (Stanton) started slowly and then played well later and then they both did some good things at the end. Our quarterbacks are doing a good job of making some good throws but they need to be better at making the easy throw. When you look at some of the incompletions today, some were on simple, routine throws. Those need to be automatic. We have to be better at making those easy throws.
"The O-line I thought looked pretty darn good. The 1-D came out slowly but then had a bunch of series in a row forcing three-and-out so that's good to see.
"We ran the ball well last year and we are going to be even better at it this year. We're a much better and more physical team. (Sophomore running back) Lexington (Thomas) was Lexington. (Xzaviar) Campbell did some great things. You saw (true freshman Charles) Williams -- that kid can flat-out go -- he's a difference maker. One day he'll be the best back in this conference. I'm excited about that group.
"One thing defensively, hopefully you noticed all the bodies rolling in an out. It's different when you see the depth in the linebacking corps and defensive line.
"Overall, I thought it was a good day but we'll watch the film and know the truth ... We're progressing. I'm pleased but not satisfied. There is a lot of things that we have to get better at."
The team will hold its third two-a-day of camp on Sunday before getting Monday off.
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