Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl wasn’t pleased with what he saw from the Cowboys’ practice Wednesday — the 11th of fall camp.
I’ll let you listen to what Bohl had to say about it.
If you watched the entire Bohl video, you heard him say that senior wide receiver Jake Maulhardt and junior fullback Drew Van Maanen didn’t finish practice with “soft tissue issues.” That means hamstring strains. Senior wide receiver Tanner Gentry, junior cornerback Robert Priester and sophomore free safety Andrew Wingard — all starters — have been dealing with the same thing throughout camp and remain out. However, Bohl is optimistic all three will return soon.
Profootballfocus.com released its 2016 Preseason All-America team Tuesday, and two UW players were honored. Senior guard Chase Roullier made the first team, and Van Maanen made the second team. Here is the link to the complete squad:
UW is a long way from putting together a depth chart for its first game Sept. 3 against Northern Illinois. But a few newcomers who may on the depth chart, or at least part of some special teams units could be these true freshmen: safety Alijah Halliburton, wide receiver John Okwoli, kicker Cooper Rothe, safety Braden Smith and offensive guard Gavin Rush.
Two of UW’s three junior college transfers also seem to be having good camps: defensive end Taniela Lolohea and cornerback Rico Gafford.
Here are some highlights from Wednesday’s practice.
See Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, along with wyosports.net, for my story on senior middle linebacker Eric Nzeocha and how he feels more comfortable in his second season on defense after playing on offense during the early part of his UW career.
As a side note, I will be away from football practice starting Thursday through the rest of the week for family-related reasons. There still will be UW football coverage in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Laramie Boomerang and at wyosports.net. However, the blog posts will be limited at best until I get back.