Just got done watching Wyoming’s Wednesday football practice. It was a pleasant fall afternoon in Laramie, but one the sun started to set it got a little chilly.
Sophomore quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels practiced as UW gets ready to host No. 11 Utah Saturday. He didn’t show much rust after missing last week’s game at No. 4 TCU due to an injury.
“He looked good today,” coach Dave Christensen said. “He hit on some deep balls. He looked like he might even have better touch on the ball. He made one bad throw on a fade route, then I saw make four or five nice deep-ball throws.
“He practiced well (Tuesday), and practied well today.”
Saw a couple of nice catches from junior receiver Jonathan Aiken, and some impressive pass break-ups from the Gipson brothers at cornerback.
Even saw a “spirited” exchange between some offensive and defensive linemen during one of the sessions.
“We haven’t had any issues with the effort we get out of practice,” Christensen added. “We practice physical and we practice with speed. I have no complaints whatsoever with the work ethic of our kids.”
See Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle www.wyomingnews.com and Laramie Boomerang www.laramieboomerang.comfor a story on football scheduling. It covers what the immediate future looks like, which is uncertain, and on the possibility of playing Utah once it is a member of the Pac-10.
Also see my analysis piece on the first half of the season for the Cowboys, and a look ahead to the second half.
And, don’t forget to join me at 3 p.m. Thursday for my weekly live chat. We can hit on football and even basketball as the MWC had its men’s and women’s media days this week. Just come to this blog and look for the link.