For the Nevada Wolf Pack, the first fall camp under Coach Brian Polian officially starts today. For the casual college football fan, fall camp often marks the beginning of the season.
Players reported in yesterday, August 4, and will be living for the three weeks of camp, in the dorms on campus. Today will be the first practice lasting roughly two hours, with meetings to follow. Coach Polian has exactly 26 days with his team to prepare them for the season opener against Pac-12 foe UCLA. Over those 26 days, Coach Polian will further implement his way of running the program, which will surely deviate from the previous regime of Chris Ault.
The offense, under the guidance of OC Nick Rolovich, will remain based out of the pistol. The defense, on the other hand, will go through its fair share of change. First-year defensive coordinator Scottie Hazelton will be running the defense in a primarily Tampa 2 formation and will be looking to significantly improve the Nevada defense, which ranked 96th last season.