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Will the Las Vegas Raiders be a positive or negative for UNLV

Get caught up on all of the news that you may have missed from the Mountain West.

Fans Celebrate NFL Relocation Of Raiders To Las Vegas Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Get caught up on all of the news that you may have missed from the Mountain West.

With the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas, what does that mean for UNLV football? Head coach Tony Sanchez thinks so.

“Playing in a world-class facility is another thing that allows us to recruit at a high level. With that and the practice facility, the energy around the program right now, it has a chance to take it to a whole new level, a level a lot of people thought UNLV football could never reach.”

Bye, bye Cam Oliver? Well, at least he didn’t hire an agent.

Fresno State starts spring football under the new Jeff Tedford regime.

Does Nevada have a quarterback battle?

New head coach Jay Norvell is not just going to hand the ball over to Ty Gangi even though he helped revive the Wolf Pack offense once he took over. The competition comes from former four-star recruit and Alabama transfer David Cornwell.

“We’ve got a lot to see before we see who’s established themselves as the leader,” Norvell said. “The biggest thing at quarterback is you have to function without making mistakes. When you can learn to function without making mistakes, then the other guys will start to follow you.”

FOOOOOOOOOTBAAAAAAW BOB!!!!! Loves running backs

New Mexico has eight running backs on the roster, and it could be nine as Arizona State transfer Coltin Gerhart who is working out with the quarterbacks but is expected to work out with the running backs during spring.

“I’m always looking at depth at that position,” head coach Bob Davie said. “All (the current running backs) are gonna end up being a factor. …We’re always in the market for a running back, always.”

UNLV WR Brandon Presley is finally healthy from a broken foot

The Rebels wide receiving corp from last year was decimated by injuries, and Presley broke his foot in the opener. Now he is back healthy at spring practice and ready for a big year.

“I’ve been working hard and getting back to the flow of things,” Presley said. “I’ve been flying around, so I’m feeling good.”

He is happy to be back playing with Kendall Keys and Devonte Boyd.

“Oh, my god, it’s amazing,” Presley said of the two. “They’re such phenomenal players. To have Devonte Boyd on the outside and Kendal on the other side, it’s going to mess up some defenses.”

Utah State basketball loses a player to transfer.

Aggie junior Ngor Barnaba will be leaving the men’€™s basketball program. He has been given a release from his scholarship and will be moving onto his third college. He transferred to Utah State from Missouri State-West Plains.

Barnaba played in 24 games this year, including three starts, he averaged three points and 2.7 rebounds per game in 11.5 minutes per game.