Note: The Mountain West Conference’s football coaches participated in a teleconference on Tuesday. This is another in a series of posts from the call. Earlier posts dealt with Air Force, Utah, San Diego State, BYU, CSU, UNLV and TCU.
New Wyoming coach Dave Christensen has overhauled the Cowboys’ offense, installing the up-tempo spread that he brought with him from Missouri (where he served as offensive coordinator).
But that wasn’t Christensen’s only change. In his first spring, he also tried to change the culture at Wyoming.
“I’m trying to bring back the Cowboy tough attitude that Wyoming was so known for and develop a physical football team,” he said. “Other than that, our program is one that’s based on a lot of discipline, attention to detail, going extra hard from start to finish and being physical.”
Those changes were apparent when, according to the Casper Star-Tribune, Christensen started a spring practice over after three periods because he didn’t like how it was going.
–Senior-to-be Karsten Sween will enter the preseason as the Cowboys’ No. 1 quarterback. “But we’ll have a lot of competition in the fall,” Christensen said. “All five quarterbacks at that point in time will be given equal opportunity.”
–Wyoming’s second and third games of the season are against Big 12 foes. The Cowboys host Texas on Sept. 12 and then play at Colorado on Sept. 19.
–Wyoming had 17 players not participate in the spring game because of injury. But all but one of them will be ready to participate fully when the Cowboys’ preseason begins on Aug. 5.