Posts Tagged ‘Eric Johnson’

UNLV 2011 Outlook

Posted by    |    May 16th, 2011 at 10:48 am

UNLV is a year into the head coach Bobby Hauck rebuilding project; the show began with a rash of injuries in spring—as many as 17 out of one practice at a time.  That did not happen this year—perhaps the first sign of progress.  Hauck credited the players’ work in the weightroom for their improved health.  ”Now we’re probably lucky to a degree, but we’re also in better shape,” Hauck said.  Similarly, after a long scrimmage: “You’d love to go out and all spring have hundreds and hundreds of plays, but you can’t hold up physically. We held up physically, which is probably a byproduct of the weight room, being 15 months into the plan here.”
Improved conditioning in his Rebels has Bobby Hauck smiling. (more…)

Recruiting snippits: TCU and its foes

Posted by    |    February 8th, 2011 at 11:35 am

Kibbles and bits about the freshly inked classes of recruits of TCU and its opponents:

Air Force is an out-of-state school that flexes the Texas connection better than most of the others.  Its 13 Texan signees (caveat: because AFA signees must jump through more than the usual number of hoops actually to enroll at the Academy, its incoming freshman class is not known until fall) are tied with OU for the second biggest class of Texans enrolling elsewhere.  Oklahoma State inked 24 Texans.  The Falcons also signed six quarterbacks (quite to Gary Patterson’s tastes).  Tim Jefferson and Connor Dietz are a senior and a junior, respectively, so expect at least a couple of these freshmen to remain quarterbacks in college.  Many of the Falcons’ commits would have attracted a lot more offers if they had a couple more inches on them.  The classic case: QB Dano Graves is a MaxPreps national player of the year, accounting for 85 touchdowns last seasons (good grief!).  And he’s 5’9″ and got one 1A offer.  He took it. (more…)