Welcome! How are we doing this week, folks?
I think it's tough to realistically say that at this point. Last year, Wyoming was transitioning from one defense to another. That's never easy. This season, we're two games in and UW's defense has been pretty brutal, but it's also extremely young. I don't expect Bohl to make any decisions like that during the season. If the Pokes don't show any defensive progress this year, then that could be a conversation during the offseason.
1-0, so can't complain. Tom Brady (fifth-round draft pick for me) came up big last Thursday. What about you?
I'll also add that aside from right guard Troy Boyland, Wyoming will be in great shape next year with Cummings, Roullier, Renfree, Knestis and Wallace all returning. And another freshman, Kaden Jackson, who they're really high no.
Nothing quite yet. Bryce Peters committed to Colorado earlier this week. That hurts for UW. Shyatt is out visiting Parker Stewart, a three-star 2017 point guard, today. Kansas State just visited him the other day, so some stiff competition there.
I thought there'd be some news by now, but it's kind of at a standstill at the moment. We'll see...
Always appreciate a good Simpsons reference, but I think you have to credit these players' fight. Easy to give up down 21-0 and 38-7, but they've showed some grit.
Of course you'd like to see that earlier, but I think that attitude bodes well for the future.
I've got to disagree there. Wyoming moved the ball really well all day long. The two missed field goals hurt for sure. But EMU kept its starters in. And had Wyoming scored midway through the fourth, which it would've with a more capable passer, the score would've been 45-37.
From the guys inside the program I've talked to, Justin James is still impressing. One person told me that if he doesn't make the NBA one day, it won't be because he doesn't have the talent. So it's ultimately up to him to put the work in. The potential is definitely there.
I stopped by practice the other day and UW is really working on defense, as expected. Once official practices begin, Shyatt will start to install a bit more offense. Dalton still looks pretty thin. I know he's added some weight, but he's got a ways to go.
Interesting. I'll look into that. Appears that all three are true freshmen. UW hasn't put out a press release or anything yet. Thanks for the heads-up.
You know, Smith looks much more accurate in practice. I think nerves were a huge factor. Haven't seen much of Young, especially in live action.
I'll go 42-28 Wazzu. This could be a long game for UW's secondary. The Pokes need to find a way to force a couple of turnovers to be competitive, and eat up the clock on offense.
Yep, that will hurt some. He was a three-star recruit out of junior college. With Faaiu gone, the top four at this point are Yarbrough, Hala'api'api, Granderson and Adam Kinder. Freshman Kevin Prosser will get a look, too. He's moving to DE from LB. The loss of Trevor Meader to an ACL tear didn't help matters either.
Score predictions for Saturday?
I'll go under. I thought there were four gimmes, and two of those were losses. UW needs to beat UNM and UNLV, plus steal a game against a decent opponent.
Starting five? That's tricky because Trey Washington has a knee issue that should be fine by the first game, but I'm not 100 percent sure of his status right now.
Still, I'll go: Washington, Adams, James, McManamen and Herndon.
My guess would be a pretty small lineup. I'll say this, though: UW's starting lineup will likely change a handful of times. More than usual.
My Twinkies sure are erratic, but they've avoided the losing streaks of Houston and other teams as of late. In my biased opinion, the Twins get the wildcard spot en route to their third World Series title!
Yes, I've seen some talk about that online. Wyoming coaches don't allow any contact with their QBs during practice. Even in the Spring Game, Coffman was off limits. They definitely don't encourage unnecessary hits, I'll say that.