Thursday, October 28, 2010

Week 9 Players to Watch: UNLV Rebels

I know I’ve used this excuse numerous times before this season, but let’s be honest, the cellar dwellers of the MWC have the most no-name rosters in all of college football and I know NOTHING about UNLV. But I’ll give it a shot as far as players to watch, but when a team is 1-6 they usually don’t have anyone of note, and the game is at 10pm central time so being coherent enough to pay attention to the game is my main concern at this point.

Omar Clayton (Sr. QB, 6’1 205, #2)

Omar Comin'!

I feel like Omar has been around FOREVER, and I guess he kinda has. He’s got 3 letters already, so he’s been playing since he was a freshman and is starting for his 3rd season. He put together a solid season in 2008 with 18 TD’s and 4 INTs before injuring his knee in the 9th game and missing the rest of the year. His bounce back season last year was pretty mediocre, throwing 13 TD’s and 12 picks. This season Omar has 941 passing yards, 5 TD’s and 2 INTs to go along with 140 on the ground (averaging 2 ypc) and 1 TD. Like I said, the numbers are pretty uninspiring, as is UNLV in general, so there isn’t much to discuss there. Omar is of course most famous for his rampant drug thievery of Avon Barksdale and Stringer Bell’s West Baltimore crew in HBO’s hit show The Wire. He is also well known for his love of young Latino men. Omar should be easy to spot on the sidelines as well- he’ll be the one in a black trench coat with a sawed-off shotgun, sucking on a Blow Pop and whistling the nursery rhyme “Farmers in the Dell”.

Will Chandler (Jr. CB, 5’11 185, #1)

Mike Grant Will Chandler #1 of the UNLV Rebels runs for yardage after recovering a fumble during the second quarter of their game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Sam Boyd Stadium September 4, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike Grant #25 of UNLV trails the play at left. Wisconsin won 41-21.

Meh, who cares?

This is Chandler’s first season as a starter, although he has played in every game in each of the past 2 seasons. He has made the most of his starting role this season with 24 tackles, 2 for loss, 5 passes defensed, 2 fumbles recovered for a total of 82 yards, and 4 INTs already this season. Those numbers kind of put Reggie Rembert’s to shame, and he was supposed to be all-world. So with Dalton’s tendency to sail passes early in games (especially on the road), Chandler could easily be the guy that finds his way to the football. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen, but he seems to have a knack for the football.

4 comments:

afafan1 said...

You really should get your facts straight. Will Chandler has 1 interception more than Rembert.Please verify stats at NCAA.com, they are updated weekly. The stats show in tackles Rembert is #59 in conference Chandler is #67, passes defended, Rembert is #3 and Chandler is not even on the list, Forced fumbles, Rembert is #32, and again Chandler is not even on the list. So with the accurate facts I'm not sure what you think actually puts Rembert to shame. It's sad when people post incorrect information about players online because this information stays and cannot be removed once posted.

shortnkerley's said...

Oh, my bad. I didn't retroactively stat check for a team we just torched 38-7. Still a little butt-hurt from the loss? If you'll look at last week's player to watch you'll see that Rembert got plenty of love from me. Also, I don't ever recall making any comments about Chandler's forced fumbles, so if you're going to come on here and run your mouth, maybe it's you that should get your facts straight. Here's a fact- Ed Wesley outrushed your ENTIRE TEAM. Have fun with Utah, sore loser.

shortnkerley's said...

Pretty sure none of the information I posted was incorrect, you just don't like my opinion. I stated correct information and posted an opinion about it.

THEFINCH said...

here's a quarter