I'm not going to judge Wyoming too much on playing the best team in the country, b/c there was two different levels of speed on the field there. I think for the most part Wyoming's tackling is vastly improved from last season. Bohl wouldn't give specifics but he did hint that they may open up the defensive playbook more on 3rd downs.
That could mean more blitzes. We'll see.
Right now it looks like the only two freshmen that definitely won't redshirt are Priester and Hill. Malauulu still practices with the top groups, but it seems like they would like to redshirt him unless another D-lineman gets hurt.
Yes, he did. Obviously that was an issue against Oregon because they picked up so much chunk yardage. Oregon was 9 for 11 on 3rd down, which is not going to get it done.
Yeah, they threw it and ran it well simultaneously for the first time against Oregon. If they can convert more long drives into points, they'll be in business when the conference season hits.
Yes, definitely Bohl has said you need to be great at three positions to be a great team: QB, DT and CB. The cornerback position is huge in this defense. You can't find a lockdown CB around the corner, but Bohl signed a bunch of corners in his last recruiting class and i expect him to sign more this year.
Yeah, he's still young and his body will develop. Strengths right now are that he's very fast, has good instincts and seems to be fearless. He wasn't fazed by playing in Oregon.
Some of that is the fact that the offense was pressing to match Oregon's offense. That's natural. If they don't have to force things as much we should see more points. And Stuart Williams is 2-2 on FG, a good start for him.
There are a few guys that are definitely leaning Wyoming, but we may be hitting the point where a lot of guys will wait until after their HS season to commit.
I know, right? Just my opinion, but Claiborne is less explosive on returns than he is in the receiving game. Seems tentative. I'd rather get the ball in May's hands and let him go.
I was OK with the call based on the rule, which states you need to make a couple football moves and keep possession. Doesn't mean it's not a ridiculous rule, though...
I feel ya, Chase. Lots of face-palming going on with those turnovers.
I haven't seen them since the summer, just because I've been so engrossed with football. I can tell you both Barnes and Williams have the size and build to play right away. Physically, they're good to go. I'm curious to see if either of them can adjust to the speed of the game right away and make an impact.
I haven't seen much of Lieberman yet. Seems like Jones will redshirt.
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I think McManamen will be a player who can come off the bench and hit some spot-up threes. I see that being his role.
Washington has worked very hard this summer. With him, I think it's all confidence. He lost his confidence midway through last season and lost his shot. If he gets his swagger back, he's good.
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I agree. I think the Wyoming offense was a little more than many Oregon fans bargained for. Wish they could have put a few more balls in the end zone.
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