UW-Idaho what they are saying

WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi put together some quotes from players, coaches and fans after Wyoming’s 42-10 home-opening win over Idaho Saturday in Laramie.

— “Let’s hope the intensity is high today. We need the energy we had last week. If we do, the Pokes will put on a show. If not, this may be closer than we want.” — via Kdwright from UW-Idaho live chat.

— I remember when UW yanked the scholarship offer from Lucas Wacha. I’m glad he was able to forgive and forget and sign with the Pokes.” — via adsfjkl from UW-Idaho live chat. Wacha, a redshirt freshman linebacker, had a career-high 11 tackles.

— “Field looks in great in HD. The brown an gold is poppin.” via Chad from UW-Idaho live chat.

— “Best kept secret is Tedder!” — via Elaine from UW-Idaho live chat on senior running back Tedder Easton on his first-ever rushing touchdown in the second quarter.

— “Easton sounds like a good guy and has definitely paid his dues. His resemblance to Ice Cube is uncanny. You also can’t go wrong with a blonde Mohawk.” — via adsfjkl from UW-Idaho live chat.

— “Vandals have gone nearly seven full quarters without a point. They trail 42-0 at Wyoming to start the fourth quarter. Been outscored 82-6 this season. — via @SR_JoshWright on Twitter.

— “Awww, that’s a cute crowd.” — via @euchemprof on the announced crowd of 22,030.

— “He’s doing what I expect him to do. Players make plays, and when you got good players they make plays. His mom and dad, they’re responsible for how he plays. They created him and he’s a monster.” — UW coach Dave Christensen on sophomore defensive end Eddie Yarbrough, who had nine tackles, three sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss.

— “No wonder I started handing the ball off. That’s just part of the deal. Sometimes you’re on, he was on last week. I’m not too concerned. He made some throws in the second half.” — Christensen on UW junior quarterback Brett Smith starting the game 1 of 10 for 11 yards. Smith was 21 of 28 for 284 yards and four touchdowns the rest of the game.

— “It’s my goal every week to have a hundred-yard game. I know in myself that I can do it.” — UW sophomore running back Shaun Wick on his second straight 100-yard game. He finished with 110 yards on 15 carries.

— “It makes me feel good because it means we’re putting points on the board and doing what we’re supposed to do on offense.” — UW junior quarterback Brett Smith on becoming the school’s career leader in touchdowns responsible for with 72, second in career touchdown passes with 55 and fifth in career passing yards with 6,137.

— “We just love to bring each other up and put each other on that pedestal. It’s not a competition, it’s a thing where we say ‘meet you at the quarterback.’ It’s the defense, it’s not an individual sport.” — UW sophomore defensive end Eddie Yarbrough.

— “The main thing is we just need to fix the team. … It’s like when are we ever going to get it together? We’re going to have to get it together because I’m not going to tolerate us losing, going 0-10, 0-11 this year. We can’t do that. That’s why I’m here. I’m here to fix this program.” — Idaho junior receiver Dezmon Epps.

— “I think Brett Smith’s a really good player. I’m a big fan of his. I have been. I watched him all summer. And I watched him this fall. I like watching good offensive players.” — Idaho coach Paul Petrino.

For more on UW football, and a quick look ahead to its next opponent in Northern Colorado, see Monday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and log on to wyosports.net.


3 thoughts on “UW-Idaho what they are saying

  1. Wyoming needs to address the cannon issue I feel that they need a dedicated area that they can bring in the larger cannon and be able to use it in a safe manner. I would suggest a corner of the end zone with an elevated concrete platform maybe with a cover for the cannon crew to protect them from the elements and give that tradition the full attention is rightfully deserves.

  2. Before the season started I though Wyoming might top out at 6-6 and make it to a bowl game if everything fell into place just right. Clearly I and numerous others had the squad underrated. Based on what we have seen in the first two weeks in regard with the Cowboys and with the other schools in the conference, I now think 8-4 is realistic. There are tough games remaining at San Jose St, with Fresno St, at Boise St, and the season finale at Utah St which Wyoming will be seriously challenged to win, but the other six games on the schedule look winnable at this point. Granted lots can change in the coming weeks in regard to injuries, personnel, coaching, execution, depth, and with other factors such as weather and travel, but the first two weeks give lots of us fans a greater sense of optimism now than what we had before the season started. The upcoming Air Force game at The Academy on Saturday the 21st looks quite interesting now with all the setbacks the Falcons have suffered so far this season, and the September finale in San Marcos against a Texas St squad that is probably better than we might realize are two contests which will say a lot about what awaits for the Cowboys. Hopefully we can continue to see the entire defense as well as the offensive line continue to improve as those two elements of the Wyoming squad still do not evoke complete confidence, but at this point it is far greater than what was originally thought in August and prior months. As for this coming Saturday against the Northern Colorado Bears, much as was with case with the Idaho Vandals, Wyoming can almost name the score.

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