Happy Wednesday, everybody! How's everybody doing today? And who has a question to start us off?
Hey, Pokes. From what we've heard, very positive. Bohl has remarked several times about how this team just seems to keep plugging along. That's certainly something we didn't always see last season.
Right now, I'd guess that neither will play. Both Hardy and Jones missed practice Monday and Tuesday. The more they sit, the less likely it is they'll play. Looks to me like Charlie Renfree has the best chance of starting.
And actually, Renfree played fairly well last week in his first career game action. He's sort of undersized for the OL, but has good quickness. We'll see how he plays in his first start, if that's the case.
Yep. We said before the season that if everything went well, they could win 6-7 games. And I think so far they've done everything possible to put themselves in that position. Have to stay healthy and beat FAU.
Yeah, OL coach Scott Fuchs has said in the past that he'll take athleticism and quickness over weight. Wyoming's OL as a whole is not very big. Just hope Renfree can adapt with very little experience.
Love it. Other than Keith Stone, the coaching staff got just about everybody they wanted. You very, very rarely see that happen, and never at Wyoming. This is without a doubt the best class Shyatt has put together.
Exactly. I thought last year's schedule was built for Wyoming to win 8 games, and they dropped the ball. This schedule is not nearly as forgiving. There are a number of games Wyoming absolutely has to win, and this is definitely one of them.
The other thing to note with the bball class was that all of those guys have already committed. When has Wyoming ever had a full class this early? It shows that these guys are talented, yeah, but they are also all in with Shyatt and Wyoming.
I think you're talking about an unnecessary roughness on Puletasi? If so, I disagreed with that call. Star QBs like Mariota tend to get protected in those situations.
As for holding, it was very difficult to tell from the press box. But I almost hope that was the case. Might explain why there has been very little production from the defensive ends.
Yeah, I think he has taken big strides each game. The improvement from Montana to Oregon was sizable. The next step for him is knowing when to throw it away sometimes and cutting out the occasional costly turnover.
But with Kirkegaard, he is gaining confidence, and that is huge for a QB that hasn't played a ton.
Haha, that'll work. I don't foresee and of these recruits jumping ship. You have guys like Austin Conway that re totally devoted to the program. And with all five committing so early, seems like they have definitely bought in and not much -- except maybe a late surprising offer -- would change that.
Yep, that's been his biggest drawback so far. Too many good drives that haven't ended in points. That's not all his fault, though.
Seems like Conway, Turner and James could all potentially push to play early. Moemeka and Naughton could be more long-term projects. But Conway has speed that can't be taught, and Turner and James are already more polished scorers than most Wyoming signees.
Yeah, Wick and May complement each other very, very well. They want to get the ball to May in open space, period, so the screen game is one way to do that. But I could see a lot of teams scouting that later in the season.
They can be fairly balanced, but their QB, Jaquez Johnson, can both throw it and run it. They will call designed runs for him. They also like to take deep shots throughout the game, so I think the Wyoming secondary will be tested on Saturday.
I like Wyoming in a close one. Because of Wyoming's run-heavy, grind it out offense, I don't see them blowing many teams out this year. And FAU can be explosive, so we'll see how the Cowboys match up. The elevation may help Wyoming in the second half as well.
Definitely. Like the story says, it's not tremendously surprising to not get a ton of sacks against Air Force and Oregon. But this is an experienced group, and I'd say now's the time.