UW football coach breaks down Cowboys after three games

First-year Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl spoke to the media for about 25 minutes Monday during his weekly news conference, and one of the questions he was asked to assess the Cowboys after three games.

Craig Bohl

Craig Bohl

“We have two good running backs (junior Shaun Wick and sophomore D.J. May). A quarterback (senior Colby Kirkegaard) who is making progress and shown he can make plays when he has to, has made decisions under duress and done some good things. He’s still inconsistent at times.

“Our offensive line is making progress, but is not as dominant as what we like. We have an experienced and capable receiving corps. I think they can make a lot of plays. We have a big, strong and physical defensive line that plays really hard, but we’re not as explosive as where we need to be. Our linebackers are solid. (Senior outside linebacker Mark Nzeocha has shown he can run and play with most anybody out there.

“Our secondary made improvements last week tackling, but we’ve shown we’re vulnerable there, especially at cornerback. Our punting and place-kicking is pretty solid

“We’ve got a 2-1 football team scraping like heck to get to 3-1.”

What do you make of that assessment?

Here is video from most of Bohl’s news conference Monday.

Even though they were listed as ‘or” in terms of starting Saturday against Florida Atlantic, Bohl said junior Jake Jones (appendicitis) and sophomore Sam Hardy (sprained ankle) are questionable to doubtful Monday at right guard.

Both didn’t practice Monday night, and they will be evaluated day-to-day. That means redshirt freshman Charlie Renfree, who replaced Hardy at Oregon last week, could make his first-career start.

For more on that story, and a column on where the 2-1 Cowboys are after three games, see Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.