Countdown To Kickoff - Nevada


By W.G. Ramirez, Special to


  • Predicted Finish - Third in the West Division
  • Retuning/Lost Lettermen - 39/21
  • Returning/Lost Starters - 17/7
  • Key Returner - Senior QB Cody Fajardo

The Skinny – The Wolf Pack will aim to re-identify its offense this season, after finishing 49th in the nation in yards per game in 2013. For some, that may seem productive. But since Nevada never finished lower than 12th in each of its previous six seasons, coach Brian Polian knows his offensive unit can do better. Fajardo will guide the team's pistol offense, and has the ability to challenge Utah State's Chuckie Keeton as the league's top offensive threat. He commands his troops, sees the field well, runs the unit properly and knows how to get the most out of his skill-position players.

Says Polian, on quarterback Cody Fajardo - "Everybody knows as long as you've got a really good quarterback you've got a chance. And our guy is pretty good. I'm hopeful he'll have a special senior year, and stay healthy and give us a chance to make some noise hopefully."

For a complete preview, watch Nevada's "Countdown to Kickoff" preview video below: