How's everybody doing today? TONS to talk about. Wyoming football vs. Boise State, Wyoming basketball vs. CU, signing day...who wants to kick things off?
It's a tough one to call. Colorado is better at home and they're certainly better this year than they were a year ago, so I have to go with CU. But Wyoming has won two straight in the series, so it could go either way. Wyoming will need to make threes and avoid fast breaks to stay in it.
I think that depends on how good Larry Nance Jr. plays. He's clearly improved from last season, but how much of a jump will he take? Does he have a more consistent mid range jumper this year? Those are the things we'll see in the next few weeks.
CU has a big man named Josh Scott who could give Wyoming a lot of problems tonight. 6-10, big and strong. Not sure how UW will match up with him.
Wyoming should be able to score against Boise, but after the Pokes were so out of sorts against Fresno, it's hard to call. The key will be gaining yards on first down. Way too many 3rd and longs last week. They also need to have more success running the ball with Shaun Wick.
Yes -- Barnes was offered by Washington State, Utah and Pepperdine. Off the top of my head, I know Lieberman had interest from Gonzaga and a few schools in California.
Diontae Jones also had interest from CSU and Utah, among others.
That's only because there aren't many quality players in Wyoming, honestly. Wyoming isn't picking on its home state by any means. Taven Bryan is going to Florida this year, but before him, there hadn't been a scholarship player that went to anywhere but UW in years.
It's true that UW recruits more out of state players than almost any D1 program, but that's mostly out of necessity.
I like him, but it will be interesting to see where he fits in with UW's guard log jam. Washington, Grabau, Bentz and Adams can all also play the point. So we'll see. But he has a high IQ, can hit shots and is a good team guy. He could play right away.
And at 6-1, he has pretty good size for a true PG.
I agree, though I think the next few months are going to be ROUGH until these players adjust. Lots of fouls, stopping and starting, free throws. There will be some long, slow games.
It will be interesting to see if we get more fouls tonight in UW-CU. It wasn't much of a problem for Wyoming in their opener last week. But if you watched the ESPN openers last week, the changes were very noticeable.
Yep, I honestly love that signing. He may be a project, considering he's only played for two years, but you just can't get that size anywhere. And because he's grown 13 inches in 3 years, he's likely to be taller than 6-10 when he gets to Laramie. Plus, he's an athletic kid for his size.
True. The NCAA sent a video to all coaches this offseason showing plays where they're going to call fouls now, including a lot from the Final Four last year. Apparently, Trey Burke would've fouled out very quickly w/ the new rules.
It has to be New Mexico. They play UAB, Cincinnati, Kansas and Marquette all in the non conference. It's a rough stretch, but they're looking to boost their RPI in hopes of getting a top seed in the NCAAs.
He didn't play in the first game, but I think that was a disciplinary thing. But he impressed against UT-Martin, scoring 14 points in 13 minutes. Shyatt traditionally likes to start guys that have been in the program longer, but if Hank keeps playing well he'll certainly earn more minutes.
Yep, he grew 11 inches in between freshman and sophomore year of high school, then figured he better start playing basketball. Athletic kid, hard working, but still learning the game somewhat. The good news is he should keep growing.
Not great. You'd figure they'll beat Hawaii at home, but I don't see them hitting the road and beating either Boise or Utah. Both those teams are playing with backup QBs, but both of those QBs have thrived of late.
I think the best chance for Wyoming is to beat Hawaii soundly, and take that momentum into Logan and perhaps upset Utah State. Still not a great chance though.
They are certainly deeper, and I think they'll run more, though they won't totally change their identity. My concern is with the front court. If Nance and Cooke get in foul trouble at some point, which they will, who will play? They'll have to go small, perhaps turn to a 4-guard offense.