Nevada head coach Chris Ault led his program to a 13-1 record in 2010. The Wolf Pack finished 4th nationally in total offense and 8th nationally in scoring offense.
So consider the following.
In recent years, Scout.com has ranked the Wolf Pack with the 5th best class (2010), 6th (2009), 6th (2008), 7th (2007). That’s in the WAC.
The final team rankings awarded to Nevada since 2007 have been 95th, 105th, 108th, and 109th.
Within the WAC, Rivals.com has ranked the recent Nevada signing classes 4th (2010), 8th (2009), 4th (2008), 4th (2007). So in 2009, the recruiting experts gave the Wolf Pack the worst ranking within the WAC.
There must be some pretty darn good coaching on campus in Reno.
Ault explained to the Reno-Gazette Journal, "We're right at the bottom of that pile. We have been for a long time. A lot of people don't realize what we've been able to do with the money we have. Sometimes we're working on fumes.”
He added, “That's why the optimism of where the program is and what we've done and how we've done it is so high. We've done a lot with a little. Just imagine what we could do if we find a way to increase the budget."
With National Signing Day just a few days away, Rivals.com and Scout.com both list Nevada with the fourth best class in the WAC.
Once again, Chris Ault and his staff will have to coach ‘em up. Not only is Colin Kaepernick gone, but the 2011 non-conference schedule includes New Mexico, at Oregon, at Texas Tech, at Boise State, and UNLV.