Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen didn’t pull any punches when I asked him how the first practice of game week leading up to Saturday’s game at No. 15 Texas went Tuesday.
“It was probably the worst practice we’ve had all fall (camp),” he said. “We have a lot of work to get to get done the next two days. We have to practice much better than that.
“I’m not one to make excuses. It sucked, and it’s on them to get better by (today).”
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the big practice days for UW for Saturday games. Friday, obviously, is a travel day, this week.
Christensen also said the eight receivers listed on the two-deep roster Monday will play Saturday, and it isn’t likely any others will. The starters are sophomore Dominic Rufran, junior Robert Herron, senior Chris McNeill and sophomore Trey Norman. The backups are sophomores Justin Berger, Keenan Montgomery and Jalen Claiborne, and junior Spencer Bruce.
Christensen said sophomore kicker Daniel Sullivan, who arrived late at fall camp due to an illness, will redshirt this season. Sophomore Stuart Williams will handle the extra points, field goals and kickoffs at Texas.
Scouts from the Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers were at Tuesday’s practice.
See Wednesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang for a story on what playing in the state of Texas and against the Longhorns means to UW, its players. … and possibly its recruiting ties. Will have lots of video interviews on wyosports.net and this blog.
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