Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen just got off Tuesday’s Mountain West Conference coaches teleconference and fielded all questions about the the auto accident Monday morning that killed 19-year-old freshman linebacker Ruben Narcisse and involved three other UW freshman football players.
Christensen said the players were coming back from Fort Collins, Colo., after visiting some high school friends that were from Colorado. The driver, Trey Fox, and receiver C.J. Morgan are both from Colorado. Narcisse is from Miami
He also said the team will wear a decal of Narcise’s initials for Saturday’s game at Texas, and also will honor him over the next four years in yet to be determined ways. Four years is the number of years a college player has to play.
Morgan was injured in the accident and underwent surgery on his elbow at Medical Center of the Rockies. Christensen said he could be released as early as Wednesday. Christensen said he talked with Morgan and his mother today.
Grief counselors have encouraged the team to get back to a normal routine as quick as possible. That’s why it will practice at its normal time of 3:30 this afternoon and also held normal position meetings in the morning.
Christensen said he’s dealt with similar tragedies as an assistant coach two other times, but not during a season. He’s not sure how his players will react.