UW football Media Monday

He was humbled by the experience, sorry that it happened and grateful to be back.

Wyoming coach Dave Christensen was all of that Monday, which was his first time talking to the media since he was suspended by UW last week for the Oct. 13 tirade after the Air Force game. Christensen returned to work Sunday.

“Not being able to coach this football team was probably the most difficult pill I’ve ever had to swallow,” he said.

“These players mean the world to me. There’s no one else to blame for what happened except for myself. I also ask for forgiveness and an opportunity to move on and make the best of a bad situation.

“I’m sorry for it. I regret it and now I’m gong to move on.”

For more on Christensen’s return and his comments, see Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and also log on to www.wyosports.net.

Some other news and notes from Monday:

–Senior safety Luke Ruff will miss his fourth straight game. Christensen said Ruff, senior defensive end Miraldo Michel and senior ¬†middle linebacker Oliver Schober are out for Saturday’s game with Colorado State. True freshman ¬†running back D.J. May and sophomore safety Mark Nzeocha are day-to-day.

–Sophomore running back Kody Sutton is no longer on the team. He is still in school through the end of the fall semester. Christensen said Sutton will try to attend a college closer to his home in Texarkana, Texas. Senior safety Kenny Browder also is not with the team, but Christensen said he will graduate.

–UW senior defensive tackle Mike Purcell described Saturday’s Border War with CSU as the biggest game in his career. Colorado State senior linebacker James Skelton said the same thing to its local media. Big words for two teams with a combined three wins this season. Winning or losing, the Border War means a lot to these two teams.

–This year’s Cowboys can be the first since the 1970-73 teams won four straight over CSU and have all the seniors go out without a loss to CSU. However, there are two seniors in UW’s class that have experienced losses to CSU. Right tackle Kyle Magnuson and linebacker Patrick Hartford were redshirted in 2008 as freshmen when UW last lost to CSU — 31-20 in Laramie.

4 thoughts on “UW football Media Monday

  1. We all have made mistakes in our life. Those who have not are lying and afraid to admit the truth. Now is the time to move on, concentrate on winning the rest of our games and build for the future. I for one support Coach Christensen and the Wyoming Cowboy Football program. Go Pokes!

  2. I’m with you Mark. DC made a mistake, admitted it & was punished by UW for it. Plus he contacted Calhoun to apologize. It is time to get back to the business at hand. Build a Cowboy football team that competes for championships every year. Unlike some, I believe this program is going in the right direction. The talent is light years of where it has been the past 10-15 years. Also I think DC sitting out gave him time to fully analize his program (team) and make the necessary changes to make us better. Time will tell. Now we just need to beat the Sheep!

  3. RG, read your article on DC’s return and how some thought he had showed disrespect for the military.

    How about the disrespect AF shows for Woming and the Wyoming Football Program.

    It is Military Day at UW…………….how many AF Cadets did you see in the stands when we played AF. Two years ago how many Cadets did you see at the game, very few. That year it was said something was happening at the Acadamy that weekend.

    I remember when the corners of the upper stands were filled with cadets.

    I don’t think we should combine Military Appreciation Day with playing AF in the future.

  4. We’ll see how much “these players mean the world” to him when he starts really caring about ALL of the players on the team, even the walk ons and scout team guys, not just the “super stars”.

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