Aug. 23, 2011
CAMP REBEL (UNLVRebels.com) - In one of its final days away from its Las Vegas home, the UNLV football team continued practice at Camp Rebel today with a single session that included a twist for the first time this fall camp.
For a brief two periods today, UNLV scout team members took on the look of the University of Wisconsin Badgers, beginning game day preparation for the Rebels for their season-opening game in Madison just nine days away.
"We got some plays in there for a look today," said second-year head coach Bobby Hauck. "It's not as good as it needs to be, but it will get better in the coming days as we turn our focus to Wisconsin."
Quarterback Caleb Herring continues to impress this fall camp, completing a number of sharp passes today, including a 40-yard touchdown strike to Marcus Sullivan. Sullivan, who has had one of the best camps this fall, is looking to build off a freshman campaign in which he caught just six passes for 102 yards, with two TD receptions.
Intensity was brought to a high level as the team focused on goal line play in the final period of this afternoon's practice. Following the first play from scrimmage with the offense on the one-yard line, the defense forced a safety, resulting in sprints for the entire offensive unit. The Rebel offense would go on to register two first downs following play starting at the goal line to even the score.
Coach Hauck has been impressed with how his players have worked through this camp, stating that "the guys are in great condition, they're fatigued a little, but that's natural because of how physical this camp has been."
The Rebels will be back in action tomorrow with the team's final double session while Thursday will mark the final day of practice away from Las Vegas with a second scrimmage from Camp Rebel.