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Over the offseason, Nevada transitioned to the Air Raid offense under new OC Matt Mumme.

Mumme, the son of Air Raid architect Hal Mumme, runs a base set that includes four wideouts. The best of them is the 6-foot-4, 200-pound senior WR Wyatt Demps, who posted a 53-686-9 line last season. He's in line for a major breakout this fall, especially because star RB James Butler's July 4 transfer to Iowa will probably encourage even more throws.
Jul 11 - 3:57 PM

The Reno Gazette-Journal's Chris Murray writes that Nevada redshirt junior WR Andrew Celis' "hands and IQ are elite."

Murray does offer the caveat that Celis is "not quite as fast as you’d like in the slot," but likes his versatility as both a receiver and a weapon in the return game. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder caught 23 passes for 318 yards last season while racking up 101 yards on nine punt returns. Athlon Sports named has named him to the preseason All-Mountain West team as a punt return ace. Now working in OC Matt Mumme's Air Raid, his receiving output has plenty of room to expand during the coming campaign.
Jul 11 - 3:29 PM

Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal wonders if Nevada redshirt junior WR Justin Brent may shift back to running back now that James Butler has transferred to Iowa.

Brent, a Notre Dame transfer, was a WR as a high school junior, a RB as a high school senior, a WR in his first year in South Bend, and then a RB again in his last two. The former four-star recruit transferred to Nevada with the intention of playing receiver for the Wolf Pack, who are installing a new Air Raid system, but he'd probably be open to shifting back to running back if asked. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder is one of the team's best athletes.
Source: rgi.com
Jul 7 - 1:21 PM

Nevada sophomore RB Jaxson Kincaide looks to be first in line to replace James Butler, who transferred to Iowa.

Kincaide (5'9/180) rushed 78 times for 334 yards and three touchdowns and caught seven passes for 88 more yards as a true freshman last season. Since he functioned as Butler's backup in 2016, the assumption is that Kincaide will ascend to RB1 now that Butler is in Iowa City. In addition, Kincaide is a strong receiver and elusive in the open field, both good attributes in Nevada's new Air Raid system. Kincaide will have to fend off Kelton Moore, Blake Wright and Isaiah Hamilton this summer to earn the starting job.
Source: www.rgj.com
Jul 6 - 12:45 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior WR Justin Brent transferred to Nevada as a graduate.

Brent joined Notre Dame as a four-star receiver in 2014 before he was moved to running back in 2015. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder operated as a special teams piece for HC Brian Kelly, but did not record a catch or a carry during his time at Notre Dame. With James Butler already entrenched at running back, Brent indicated that he will probably be working mostly as a receiver once more with the Wolf Pack. Wyatt Demps and Andrew Celis are the only receivers on the roster with more than six career catches and given that the Pack are moving over to an Air Raid under HC Jay Norvell, there should be plenty of opportunities for Brent to make his mark in August camp.
Jun 17 - 12:45 PM

Nevada signed JUCO LB Dymund Richardson.

Richardson's father and brother both played in the NFL. Paul Jr., the brother, still does. He was a 2014 second-round pick by Seattle. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Dymund Richardson also had offers from Purdue and San Jose State. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Source: rgj.com
Jun 9 - 2:55 PM

Nevada junior QB Hunter Fralick was one of 16 Wolf Pack players who announced they'll leave the program.

Nine of the 16 were on scholarship. On top of Fralick, that group includes quarterback Dante Mayes, cornerback Cameron Turner, defensive end Nakita Lealao, receiver Victor Gonzalez, receiver David Harvey, defensive end Jarid Joseph, offensive lineman Daren Echeveria and tight end Evan Faunce. Mayes, Lealao and Echeveria retired from football. Harvey, Joseph and Faunce were medically disqualified with concussions. Fralick is a local product who battled Tyler Stewart for the starting job in 2015, only to lose.
Source: rgj.com
Jun 7 - 1:55 PM

Nevada redshirt sophomore WR Branden O'Leary-Orange caught 10 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in the team's spring game.

Among those 10 catches, a pair of 55-yard grabs. He and QB David Cornwell had a nice mind-meld working in this one. After the game, Cornwell said, "He’s really come along. All credit to him. His confidence, what he’s done as a player, really developing as a guy." O'Leary-Orange has yet to log a catch during a regular-season game, but with Nevada opening the passing offense up under a new coaching staff, his is a name to watch with breakout potential for 2017.
May 12 - 7:13 PM

Nevada redshirt junior QB David Cornwell completed 22-of-32 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns in the team's spring game.

Cornwell and the Wolf Pack offense started out slowly, turning in three-and-outs in each of their first three possessions. They would go on to score on four of their next five. "David was like the offense – he started slow," said HC Jay Norvell. "But he’s the kind of guy who can pick up really quickly because he can touch different areas of the field with his arm and give guys the opportunity to make plays." The 6-foot-5, 221-pounder transferred over to Nevada from Alabama in mid-January and is expected to work as starter with his new team come the start of the 2017 season.
May 12 - 6:28 PM

Washington State junior WR Kaleb Fossum transferred to Nevada.

In his Twitter announcement, Fossum indicated that he is transferring to Nevada for monetary reasons. He initially walked on at Washington State prior to the 2015 campaign. The 5-foot-10, 187-pounder's main contribution to the Cougars came in the return game. This past season, Fossum racked up 155 yards on 17 punt returns. His 9.1 YPR average was good for fourth in the Pac-12. In his shining moment for the 2016 campaign, he raced 75 yards for a punt-return touchdown against Cal in mid-November.
Feb 14 - 6:46 PM

Notre Dame graduate RB Justin Brent will transfer.

Brent will have two years of eligibility remaining once he joins his new program. He initially hooked up with the Irish as a four-star wide receiver in the 2014 recruiting class, but was shifted over to running back in 2015. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder did not record any statistical production at Notre Dame. Per CBS Sports, Brent is interested in a potential transfer to one of Indiana, UCLA, Miami, Arizona State, Purdue and Ohio State.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 20 - 7:11 PM

Alabama graduate QB David Cornwell transferred to Nevada.

Cornwell decided on a transfer in early December. He will have two years of eligibility remaining to his fair name come the start of the 2017 campaign. The 6-foot-5, 221-pounder was a four-star recruit in the 2014 class, but whiffed on opportunities to earn the starting job in 2015 and 2016, with Jacob Coker and Jalen Hurts beating him out, respectively. He did not attempt a pass during his three years at Alabama. With HC Jay Norvell and OC Matt Mumme in the fold and Cornwell transferring over, Nevada's offense could look starkly different in 2017 than it did under the now-terminated Brian Polian in 2016.
Jan 13 - 5:21 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Nevada will hire LaGrange College HC Matt Mumme to serve as offensive coordinator.

Wolfpack HC Jay Norvell continues to build up his staff. Mumme has served as head honcho for LaGrange College (Division III) for three seasons. The Mumme name is a notable one, as Matt's father, Hal Mumme, helped create the Air Raid offense with current Washington State HC Mike Leach during the 90's. While this hiring hasn't been made official yet, the younger Mumme let the cat out of the bag somewhat when he tweeted that he felt "blessed by the new opportunity."
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 01:40:00 PM

Former Texas and Arizona State position coach Jay Norvell will be the new head coach at Nevada, according to Football Scoop.

Norvell departed Texas prior to the season and joined Arizona State for one year. This is Norvell's first head coaching job at any level, but he has a wealth of offensive experience at big time college programs and in the NFL. Brian Polian went 23-27 in four seasons at Nevada.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 08:21:00 AM

Alabama redshirt sophomore David Cornwell will transfer.

Prior to last season, both ESPN and the Alabama-centric AL.com predicted that Cornwell would beat out Jake Coker to start for the Tide. That didn't happen, and Cornwell subsequently tumbled down the depth chart. Having already graduated from Alabama as a third-year soph, Cornwell is eligible to play immediately wherever he goes and has two years of eligibility remaining. A four-star 2014 recruit, Cornwell was ranked as the No. 4 pro-style QB in the country. Cornwell is the third Tide quarterback to transfer over the past few weeks, following Blake Barnett (committed to play at Arizona State) and Cooper Bateman (undecided). Last December, Tide QB Alec Morris transferred to North Texas. Looks like it's time for Nick Saban to go shopping for a few Jalen Hurts backups.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 04:09:00 PM


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