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Sports Illustrated’ says: UNLV leads the league in badass sunglasses

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Even in defeat, UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck keeps it classy. After the season opening loss to Wisconsin, he had this to say about the team: “I like our guys. I like the way we play. There were a lot of negatives but there were a lot of positives to build off of.” Guess what, coach! Sports Illustrated likes you and your sweet shades.

Sports Illustrated’s delightfully snarky college football blog Campus Union mentioned UNLV this week as part of its “Profiles in Profiteroles” series, which examines the highs and lows of programs outside the ‘Big Six’ AQ conferences.

“A profiterole is a fancy word for a creampuff,” explains author Holly Anderson. “This nickname is affectionate and will not be altered. Let’s dive in, shall we?”

On the minus side, Anderson clustered UNLV with other teams under the “Not-ready-for-primetime (football) players” subhead. On the plus side, she gave props to head coach Bobby Hauck, posting this quip as an explanation of the team’s dubious selection: “UNLV, which had to suffer the ignominy of a primetime defeat to a team expected to contend for a BCS bid, but whose coach at least leads the league in badass sunglasses.”

We agree about Hauck. And we think he and his Rebs have a shot at moving on up to Anderson's "Violently Subjective Non-AQ Top 10" list this year.

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