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Nevada and head coach Brian Polian have "mutually parted ways."

In his four seasons at Nevada, the Wolf Pack went 4-8, 7-6, 7-6 and 5-7 this year. Brian is obviously Bill Polian's son and was a special teams coach at Notre Dame, Stanford and Texas A&M. That path from special teams coach to head coach is generally an uncommon one.
Nov 28 - 9:37 AM

Nevada redshirt senior WR Hasaan Henderson (concussion) is questionable for Saturday's game against New Mexico.

While Henderson returned to the field on Saturday after missing two games, and while he had seven catches for 89 yards against Wyoming, he's been suffering with concussion after-effects. Head injuries tend to linger.
Nov 2 - 3:14 PM

Nevada sophomore QB Ty Gangi will start for the remainder of the season.

With regular starter Tyler Stewart sidelined for the duration due to a shoulder injury, responsibility now falls to the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Gangi. In relief duty for Stewart against Wyoming on Saturday, he completed 27-of-43 passes for 300 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Those are fine numbers, but there is little fantasy intrigue, here.
Oct 25 - 3:31 PM

Nevada redshirt senior QB Tyler Stewart is expected to miss the remainder of the 2016 due to a shoulder injury.

Stewart landed hard on his right shoulder after a scamper of 16 yards early in Saturday's loss to Wyoming. The resultant injury will require surgery and concurrently close the curtain on his Wolf Pack career. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder finishes out having thrown for 3,550 yards (59% completions) with a 27/12 TD/INT ratio. In September, an NFL personnel executive deemed him to be the most underrated quarterbacking prospect in the 2017 draft class, so even with the shoulder injury finishing off his time at Nevada, his football journey still might have a ways to go. Sophomore Ty Gangi will start in his place for the remainder of this season.
Oct 25 - 2:34 PM

Nevada and former Penn State redshirt senior RB Akeel Lynch decided to end his playing career after suffering two concussions in a short period of time.

Lynch transferred to Nevada this offseason after falling behind Saquon Barkley on the depth chart at Penn State. He missed four of six games this season due to the aforementioned head injuries.
Oct 17 - 11:51 AM

An NFL personnel executive believes Nevada redshirt senior Tyler Stewart is the most underrated quarterback in college football.

"Stewart has good size and he's a decent athlete," the exec said. "He's more of a pocket guy. He wasn't a great fit for what they were doing last year. He needs some development but he's worth a pick." Stewart has a 5/1 TD/INT rate through four games but hasn't yet reached 190 yards passing.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 25 - 10:22 AM

Nevada redshirt senior RB Akeel Lynch (concussion) is expected to play in Saturday's game against Purdue.

A helmet-to-helmet hit laid Lynch low in Week 2's loss to Notre Dame and he subsequently sat out last weekend's showdown with Buffalo. Through one-plus contests this season, the 5-foot-11, 220-pound redshirt senior has carried the ball five times for 28 yards. There is no fantasy intrigue here.
Sep 23 - 1:54 PM

Nevada redshirt senior RB Akeel Lynch (concussion) is questionable for Saturday's game against Buffalo.

Lynch was sidelined by a helmet-to-helmet hit in Saturday's loss to Notre Dame. He received just one carry for seven yards prior to being knocked out of the game. In the season-opener against Cal Poly he rushed for 21 yards on four carries. The 5-foot-11, 220-pounder transferred from Penn State to Nevada over the offseason.
Sep 16 - 4:40 PM

Nevada junior RB James Butler rushed for 50 yards on 17 carries in Saturday's 39-10 loss to Notre Dame.

Butler averaged a paltry 2.9 YPC in the defeat, notching a long run of only 10 yards. The 5-foot-9, 200-pound junior is coming off a 2015 season in which he slashed his way to 1,345 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns. While he couldn't get things revved up on Saturday, Buffalo figures to allow him more generous running lanes next weekend.
Sep 10 - 9:29 PM

Nevada sophomore QB Austin Kafentzis will transfer to a junior college.

This, according to Kafentzis' father, Kyle. "He thought it was best to take a step back, and then start the recruiting process over after this season. He’s worked harder than ever," the elder Kafentzis explained. "He’s got a smile on his face all of the time, and he just realizes this is his path." The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder initially joined Wisconsin as a three-star recruit in 2015, but transferred over to Nevada last summer after just one semester with the Badgers. He subsequently sat out the 2015 season due to transfer regulations.
Jul 6 - 1:51 PM

Nevada redshirt sophomore LB Marc Ma is presumed dead following a paddle board accident.

Ma and several other Nevada players were out on a paddle board excursion at Lake Tahoe on Friday when they ran into high winds approximately 1.7 miles away from shore. The group had to turn around, but Ma was separated from the pack. Following a search-and-rescue effort, officials began to focus on recovery. Ma was not wearing a life jacket on the lake. In a statement, HC Brian Polian said, "We share in their devastation and will support them in any way we can. We are thankful for the courageous efforts of search personnel."
Jun 12 - 12:39 PM

Nevada junior RB James Butler finished No. 1 in the nation with 4.13 yards after contact per attempt last year.

Butler, one of the best running backs in the nation you may not know much about yet, also finished No. 2 in elusive rating last year. On the whole, the 5-foot-9, 200-pounder rushed for 1,345 yards and 10 touchdowns and failed to top 100 yards just five times in 13 games. The offense will be built around him this fall.
Jun 9 - 7:42 PM

Rams signed Nevada DE Ian Seau.

Seau (6'2/250) spent three years at Nevada after transferring from community college, piling up 34 career tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles. He earned first-team All-Mountain West as a senior and led the conference in sacks (10). Seau turned in a solid Pro Day, running 4.73 with a 34 1/2-inch vertical and 22 bench-press reps. Seau's athleticism falls short of NFL caliber, but he's an overachiever who wins with hustle and a surprising array of pass-rush moves. Junior Seau's nephew, Ian is a candidate to surprise.
May 6 - 3:47 PM

Former Penn State graduate RB Akeel Lynch will transfer to Nevada.

Lynch was one of a number of departures for Penn State this offseason, including early draft entrants, transfers and coaching changes. If Lynch returned to Penn State he would have worked behind Saquon Barkley, who emerged as one of the top runners in the nation as just a freshman. Lynch will be eligible to play immediately.
Feb 3 - 11:20 AM

Nevada edge rusher Ian Seau won the Golden Helmet Award (team MVP).

Seau was named first-team All-Mountain West this past season, so no surprise that he also scooped up MVP honors from the Wolf Pack. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound nephew of late Chargers great Junior Seau recorded 43 tackles (18.5 for loss), 10 sacks and a mouthwatering five forced fumbles over the course of the 2015 campaign. He'll be playing in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday as he looks to boost his draft stock.
Jan 21 - 8:52 PM


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