Wyoming coach Joe Glenn led the Cowboys to a 7-5 record and a Las Vegas Bowl title in 2004, but two of Wyoming’s three seasons since then have ended in collapse. The Cowboys lost six straight after a 4-1 start in 2005 and six of seven after a 4-1 start last season.
Factor in the amount of starters Wyoming has back (15), the amount of seniors the Cowboys have (18) and the number of home games they’ll play (seven out of 12), and this seems to be a make-or-break year for Glenn.
But if the temperature of Glenn’s office chair is steadily rising, that’s fine with him.
“I always feel pressure,” he said. “More what we put on ourselves than what media or anybody else puts on you. Sure you feel pressure, but that’s a little bit why we do what we do. If I didn’t want a high-pressure deal, I’d do something else.”
Glenn said the Cowboys “have the talent to be as good as any team we’ve had since I’ve been at Wyoming.” He added: “It’s time to get over the hump at Wyoming. … I’m confident, I’m optimistic, but at the same time I have to tell you it’s a strong league.”