Fall camp concluded for Wyoming Saturday with its second and final scrimmage.
Hope you enjoyed the video highlights and interviews I posted throughout camp. I shot a few photos I wanted to share that I though were fun and somewhat funny.
First, senior long snapper Brendan Turelli is one of my favorite guys on the team. A great guy who does his job well. During the last week of camp, Turelli and senior punter Ethan Wood got some pairs of workout shorts from UW’s equipment guys, and they are very much old school. Here is Turelli showing them off. Sorry for the titled angle on all these photos you are about to see. Both Wood and Turelli said they made them look like your old-school gym teacher/coach. I think that description does it justice.
Second, wide receivers coach Mike Grant sported one of the coolest — and largest — cowboy hats I’ve ever seen that wasn’t made out of foam. Grant wore this most of
camp, and to his credit, it worked to keep the sun off him. I may have to ask him if I can borrow it covering the 2017 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. I asked true freshman wide receiver John Okwoli about Grant’s taste in hats, and he said: “He can rock it, but I really don’t think that’s my style.”
Last, and certainly not least, is senior fullback Drew Van Maanen. One of the funniest and most likable guys on the team, Van Maanen has been known to do some odd things with his hair over the last three seasons. He has gone with the mullet and the mohawk in the past.
Van Maanen went with the mohawk again this year, along with the mustache. He told me he was thinking of going with the bald look this year, but he couldn’t get any of his fellow fullbacks or teammates to go along with it. Still, you got to admire the look.
Now that fall camp is over, it’s time to get into game-week mode for UW as it hosts Northern Illinois Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8:30 a.m. Be sure to see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and also log on to wyosports.net for more coverage there. And, always check back here to this blog for UW sports coverage.
Hope you will pick up a few copies of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle or Laramie Boomerang Sunday to see our 68-page UW football preview section. Really proud of the hard work by a lot of people that went into producing this section. Below is the cover of the section, which gives you and idea of the theme we went after.