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UNLV’s Weekly Press Conference

Coach Sanchez talks Hawaii; looks forward to Colorado State

NCAA Football: UNLV at San Diego State Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

In his weekly press conference, coach Tony Sanchez kicked things off by talking up the team’s win against Hawaii, congratulating them on the hard fought victory. Sanchez also added that he is glad the team is back at Sam Boyd stadium after being on the road for the past two weeks.

Though he was proud of the team in general, coach Sanchez specifically brought up wide receiver Jericho Flowers, who made the position switch this week, and quarterback Dalton Sneed. In his debut as wide receiver, Flowers caught three passes for 25 yards, including a critical third down conversion. When asked how he felt the transition went, Sanchez stated that he felt it was solid, saying that he felt wide receivers coach Cedric Cormier prepared him well. Coach Sanchez also stated that Flowers’ transition to receiver will be permanent.

As for Sneed, the quarterback had a much better game this week, completing 19 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns. Asked for his thoughts on his QB’s play, Sanchez said that he felt Sneed had finally found his groove, and he’s happy for him. Also asked about quarterback Kurt Palandech (who saw limited game action) and if he’d play more this week against the Rams, Sanchez stated that “there currently is not a plan to play him, but if he saw the right opportunity, Palandech could see the field.”

With Colorado State on the docket next, coach Sanchez was asked how he would approach the game, saying first that he felt both teams are fairly matched, but if the Rebels were to get the victory they will need to stop the run and challenge the CSU defensive backs.

On the injury front, quarterback Johnny Stanton will be listed as the emergency option as he continues to heal. The team will reevaluate him in a couple weeks.

You can catch the press conference in its entirety below: