It will almost assuredly be a long season in Reno with Nevada attempting to overhaul the program. Brian Polian got the Wolf Pack to the postseason twice but after last year's 5-7 mark
the university decided to go in a different direction. Oddly, they brought in 54-year-old longtime assistant Jay Norvell. Hal Mumme’s son, Matt, was named offensive coordinator. He was the head coach (12-20) at a DIII school and is expected to install some sort of pass happy offense. Adding to the likelihood of struggles is the departure of running back James Butler (1,336 yards; transferred to Iowa) and the
...in a pass-first offense. No surprise to see Nevada catching +24 at Northwestern in Week 1.
“The biggest thing that training camp has shown us is that I think we have two really good quarterbacks in David and Ty Gangi,” Norvell said after Saturday's scrimmage. “I think our team has confidence in both of them. Then I really like the young kids who are coming on in (Kaymen Cureton) and Griffin Dahn and Cristian (Solano). We’re really pleased with that position. We have a lot of competition. I really think we’re going to end up having multiple guys play this year.”