UNLV Camp Report: Day 16
Aug. 20, 2007
UNLV football held the final two-a-day practice of its preseason camp, holding a 24-period session in the morning and then a 20-period workout in the evening on Monday.
Overall head coach Mike Sanford though the Rebels could have been a little more crisp following Sunday's off day which came after a scrimmage on Saturday.
"The defense responded better it the second practice but overall we need to keep getting better every day," Sanford said. "Right now the offense is struggling a little bit after playing very well early on."
At the end of the morning practice the Rebels conducted an overtime scrimmage, with the number one offense and defense going against the second-string. Following a scoreless first overtime the second-string got a field goal from Kyle Watson (Rancho Cucamonga, CA/Alta Loma HS) for the first score. Senior kicker Sergio Aguayo (San Jacinto, CA/San Jacinto HS) attempted a 49-yard field goal to tie, but it hit the left upright and bounced into the end zone.
Overall the Rebel defense held the edge of the two-a-day practice, both in the morning and evening.
"The offense was ahead of the defense early on in camp, but now the defense has been coming on strong," Sanford said. "The offense made too many mistakes today."
REBEL CAMP NOTES:
DID YOU CATCH THE NUMBER OF THAT TANK?... UNLV junior Frank Summers (Oakland, CA/Skyline HS) will be sporting a different look on the field as `The Tank' is switching numbers heading into the 2007 season. Summers started wearing No. 34 during spring practice and carried the number over to fall camp but is now switching to No. 4.
PLANTE INJURES KNEE... Junior defensive lineman Luke Plante (Lake Arrowhead, CA/Rim of the World HS) injured his knee during Monday's morning practice and had to be helped off the field. It has been initially diagnosed as a sprain but it will be examined by doctors. This is a the second setback for Plante, who transferred to UNLV from Chaffey College, as he missed the first part of fall camp after a blister on his foot become badly infected. "He sprained his knee and we are hoping it is not worse than that," Sanford said. "He is going to have an MRI on his knee and have it examined."