How's everybody doing today? Another busy week in UW athletics, to say the least.
I think the only other staff additions that could come is if Bohl retains any more former UW coaches. I think that could happen with Gesser, but probably no one else.
Pete Kaligis, Wyoming's RB coach last year and a proven recruiter, has been retained on staff. I'm sure he's working all week on recruiting.
He's the only set piece of Bohl's Wyoming staff at this point.
Possibly. For one thing, they need to find tight ends and fullbacks. If JD Krill can actually catch the ball this year, he may be a bigger part of the offense. On the FB front, I know Drew Van Maanen, who was a TE last year, is going to try to play FB.
I do think he has a QB background. But with Gesser, he has been working with Jason Thompson for 6 years now so that's where the value comes from with possibly keeping him.
Ha, if Bohl has his way, probably never. Most coaches don't like playing their former teams, especially when Bohl still loves the guys on the other roster.
None so far, but on Sunday he said he'll be bringing the "lion's share" of staff from NDSU. So you can assume there will be a lot of them.
It's also worth noting that Gesser, though a big time QB, also coached other positions in the past.
It's certainly possible. At this point, we're not sure who Bohl is going to like/how he is going to evaluate players. You can throw the old depth charts out the window. So if McKenna impresses, he'll play.
Based on NDSU's roster, I expect a big spike in Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Montana and Kansas. Not as much in California.
I can't, Bison. I don't think any offers are official at this time. But I will say I expect him to leave with Bohl.
To be honest, I haven't talked to a single writer/coach in the business who didn't think it was a great move. Pretty unanimous.
Not sure on exact names yet, but they're going to still run Bohl's system -- Cover 2. At the end of the day, he's going to hire someone with likeminded schemes. I'm not too concerned with who the DC will be, because Bohl is going to be steering that ship regardless.
Kind of like how Kaligis was called an offensive coordinator last year, but we all knew DC was "the guy."
Bison, that's what I think will happen, to be honest. Wouldn't be surprised at all.
I imagine that's a possibility. Obviously, wyoming hasn't had a HC with a pilot's license in recent years. But I assume they'll use that to their advantage.
Bohl was the guy he wanted from the beginning, so you have to give him credit for luring him to Laramie. Most media, me included, didn't think Bohl was a viable option.
Thanks, Bison. And I agree, the reaction from players has been unanimously positive. No surprise, but the most excited guys I've talked to are the RBs and the DBs.
Wick and Tapscott are both really, really pumped to return to power running.