Aug. 21, 2008
LAS VEGAS - Two-a-days are a thing of the past for UNLV football, at least for this year as the Rebels conducted a pair of practices at Rebel Park on Thursday.
The morning session was devoted primarily to special teams while the evening was a brisk 16-period affair that focused more on preparing for the home opener against Utah State on Aug. 30.
"We had two very good practices today, and tonight's practice had a lot of intensity," UNLV head coach Mike Sanford said.
UNLV will now hold single practices as the team settles into their regular routine, and with just seven practices left, the Rebels are well into installing their game plan for the Aggies.
"Each day we are putting in more and more of the Utah State game plan," Sanford said. "Yesterday and today we really started focusing on that and getting ready for the home opener."
THE NEW MEN IN BLACK
Junior defensive back Daryl Forte (Culver City, CA/Culver City HS) and junior wide receiver Jerriman Robinson (Rialto, CA/Rialto HS/Texas Southern) were wearing the Black Jersey on Thursday night. It marked the first time this camp that either of them had earned the garb.
BLACK JERSEY WINNERS
Aug. 10: DB Geoffery Howard & WR Ryan Wolfe Aug. 11: DL Malo Taumua & OL Matt Murphy Aug. 12: DL Malo Taumua & RB Frank Summers Aug. 13: DL Jacob Hales & WR Ryan Wolfe Aug. 14: LB Starr Fuimaono & QB Omar Clayton Aug. 15: LB Jason Beauchamp & WR Casey Flair Aug. 17: LB Jason Beauchamp & OL Matt Murphy Aug. 18: DL Thor Pili & QB Omar Clayton Aug. 19: DB Geoffery Howard and WR Rodelin Anthony Aug. 20: DL Jacob Hales & QB Omar Clayton Aug. 21: DB Daryl Forte & WR Jerriman Robinson
CHAT WITH COACH SANFORD
Fans can chat live with head coach Mike Sanford this Friday, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at www.unlvrebels.com. Those who want to post questions before the chat begins can still submit them by going to the website posting them.
UNLV will hold a single practice on Friday at Rebel Park. The practices are closed to the public. Kickoff vs. Utah State is now just over a week away (Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium).