The news wasn’t any different regarding Wyoming sophomore starting quarterback Brett Smith Tuesday.
“Doubtful means he’s probably not playing,” coach Dave Christensen said after practice “We will see where he’s at (today). It’s day-to-day and he’s not different (Tuesday) than he was (Monday).”
Smith wasn’t at practice. Junior Colby Kirkegaard and true freshman Jason Thompson shared snaps with the No. 1 offense. Christensen said both did some good things.
As far as who will start at quarterback, or play, if Smith can’t go (and at this point it doesn’t look like he will play), Christensen said: “I’m going to do whatever it takes to win the football game. I don’t know what that is, and I may not know until 12 minutes into the first quarter, or 12 minutes into the fourth quarter. Whatever it is, we’re going to do.”
Some other notes from practice:
–UW practiced outside in a steady rain for about 2.5 hours. Christensen said it made his team focus more. Since there was no lightning, Christensen wanted his team to stay outside.
–Redshirt freshman walk-on running back Zaquoya Parham is imitating Cal Poly senior quarterback Andre Broadous this week in practice as the Mustangs run the triple-option offense. Other guys could get a shot as well, especially in passing situations.
–Sophomore cornerback Blair Burns has a Mountain West-best four pass break-ups this season, and he has half of the team’s eight pass break-ups.
–Junior defensive tackle Patrick Mertens has UW’s only quarterback sack. In the opener at Texas he had four assisted tackles. Last week against Toledo he had four solo stops.
For more on Mertens, UW’s quarterback situation and how the entire defense needs to improve, see Wednesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang. Also log on to wyosports.net.