UW football practice news and notes

Wyoming coach Dave Christensen stayed after practice to watch his kickers work on kickoff placement.

He wasn’t happy with some of the placements by true freshman walk-on Justin Martin in last week’s game at No. 17 Texas — which dropped from No. 15 despite beating UW 37-17 last Saturday.

Martin is still the starter going into Saturday’s home-opener against Toledo. But sophomore place-kicker Stuart Williams and redshirt freshman Zack Berg are also getting some reps. I’ve been told Berg has a big leg, but his accuracy still needs work.

Sounds a lot like my golf game.

Some other news and notes:

–Toledo must replace star receiver Eric Page, who declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season in 2011. Christensen said the Rockets have about four or five guys with comparable speed as Page that concerns him. In Toledo’s 24-17 overtime loss at Arizona last week, Bernard Reedy caught nine passes for 55 yards. Alonzo Russell had three catches for 71 yards and a touchdown.

–UW will face two quarterbacks against Toledo — senior Austin Dantin and junior Terrance Owens. Christensen said he’s not using two different scout team quarterbacks to simulate what both can do. Instead, he’s using just one and concentrating on Toledo’s offensive schemes.

–CBSSports.com came out with bowl projections Tuesday, even though only one week of the regular season ┬áhas been played. It has UW playing Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. That game will be on TCU’s campus and its newly renovated stadium.

–A scout from the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars was at Tuesday’s practice.

See Wednesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and go online to wyosports.net to see what UW redshirt freshman Jake Jones thought of his college debut at right guard last week. Also see news and notes from around the Mountain West.

3 thoughts on “UW football practice news and notes

  1. Houston… They did see that Houston got humiliated against Texas State right? I am not seeing that Texas team do much of anything their Offensive coordintor has already quit for the season for goodness sakes.

      • Our Special Forces, once again played like Special Needs; so much to be desired. When are we going to get that dimension settled? Incidentally, our d-end play and ability to get pressure on the QB was pivotal in our loss this past Saturday. No disruption for Ash, whatsoever. We have got to get pressure on the oppositions side of the ball for us to have a successful campaign this year. Just a few thoughts Robert. Keep a watchful eye out there for us. My thoughts-

        Wyo- 42
        Toledo- 28

        Big game for Pokes this weekend, it’s already a “must win”.

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