We caught up with Coach Polian after Monday's practice to get his thoughts on the scrimmage, some positives he took away from it, and what to expect this week and in the second scrimmage on Saturday.
Check out the video here.
his appearance in the Super Bowl as the San Francisco 49ers' starter, former Wolf
Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick joined First Lady Michelle Obama, a host of
other prominent athletes and thousands of school children and teachers in
Chicago on Thursday, Feb. 28 to launch the Let's
Move! Active Schools program, an initiative to bring physical activity back
(the above picture was tweeted by the First Lady)
is the second Wolf Pack student-athlete to join the First Lady's initiatives to
fight childhood obesity and improve the health of children in the nation. He is sponsored by Nike and the company donated $50 million to the initiative. Former Wolf Pack basketball star Tahnee Robinson is
involved in the Let's Move! In Indian Country initative, joining Michelle Obama
for a clinic at the White House and filming a public service announcement. Click here to watch her PSA.
Kaepernick did a great interview with the NFL Network this week, talking about his experience with the First Lady (he taught her to "Kaepernick" with her) as well as his thoughts on the Alex Smith trade.
It's been a wild two weeks for Nevada graduate Colin Kaepernick.
His NFL Playoff debut left the country (and the Green Bay Packers) spinning as he set an NFL record with 181 rushing yards to go along with 263 yards through the air in leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 45-31 win.
That led to an appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kaepernick.
He followed that up with a brilliant performance on Sunday, leading the Niners to a 28-24 win over the Falcons in Atlanta. The victory came in comeback fashion as San Francisco trailed 17-0 in the first half. Of course, Kaepernick leading his team to victory after falling behind by 17 points is nothing new.
On Feb. 3 in New Orleans, Kap will become the eighth Nevada player to take part in a Super Bowl and the first Wolf Pack quarterback. New Nevada football coach Brian Polian pointed out just how special it is for Nevada to have a Super Bowl quarterback.
Wednesday night, the Northern Nevada community will show its support for Kaepernick by holding the "largest Kaepernicking party in the world" during the men's basketball game against San Diego State in front of a nationally televised audience on CBS Sports at Lawlor.
The University of Nevada posted this great time lapse video from last week's Homecoming win over Wyoming at Mackay Stadium on its YouTube channel.
Wolf Pack fans have just three more chances to see the football team in action at Mackay Stadium this season, starting with next Saturday's game with San Diego State.
If you still need tickets for the three remaining home games vs. San Diego State, Fresno State and Boise State, check out the new State Pack that we just created. Prices range from $60-$81 each plus a $6 delivery fee. Click here to buy your State Pack now.
Don't miss your chance to see the Wolf Pack in action at Mackay Stadium this season.