How’s this for an early season schedule?
Upon the WAC’s announcement of the 2011 conference schedule, Nevada has learned the Wolf Pack will play four consecutive road games to begin the season.
Nevada will open at Autzen Stadium against Oregon. A week later, they will fly to San Jose State.
The Wolf Pack will then travel 1340 miles to play Texas Tech in Lubbock. The exciting swing continues with a trip to the blue turf at Boise State.
Head coach Chris Ault isn’t very happy.
Ault explained,“As it is now, the early-season schedule is a grind. My biggest concern is not losing our momentum from the 2010 season with our first home game being in October.”
Associate AD Keith Hackett said, “Most non-conference games are scheduled years in advance, and starting with the conference movement last summer there were considerable obstacles in our way to adjust the schedule to best fit our program in a short amount of time. We worked with the MWC, the WAC, our television partners and dozens of other schools around the country to add a home game to our schedule earlier in the season. The reality is that we are between the WAC and the Mountain West Conference.”
“With such a short window, none of the compromise solutions that we had worked out were able to be completed prior to today’s announcement by the WAC.”
Without quarterback Colin Kaepernick and running back Vai Taua, it's unlikely the Nevada offense will be able to stay on the field as much in 2011. It will be interesting to see if defensive coordinator Andy Buh remains mentally stable after playing Oregon, San Jose, Texas Tech, and Boise State to start the season.
We are setting the over/under on yards allowed through four games at 1980.
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