Wyoming’s second practice of fall camp was Tuesday morning at the north 40 practice fields, and it lasted about 2 1/2 hours. For the second straight day, the Cowboys were in helmets and shorts. They put on the shoulder pads for the first time Wednesday.
Here is some footage of the defensive backs doing some drill work during the early portions of practice.
The media is allowed to watch the first 30 minutes of practice. One of the areas UW worked on was the punt game, and true freshman Tim Zaleski had a few punts of 50-plus yards (a couple were probably closer to 60 yards). There were a few short ones as well. One thing you notice right off the bat about Zaleski is his size (6-5, 215). He also was a tight in high school in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Fourth-year UW coach Craig Bohl said he liked what he saw from the defensive line Tuesday. “They showed some explosiveness, which was encouraging,” he said. Bohl added that junior defensive ends Carl Granderson and Kevin Prosser did some good things, as did sophomore defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan.
Bohl said a pair of true freshmen have showed some things thus far in practice — slot receiver Avante’ Cox and big cornerback C.J. Coldon (6-1, 175). Bohl also said junior cornerback Antonio Hull and senior cornerback Rico Gafford had interceptions during Tuesday’s practice.
Bohl said senior and starting fullback Drew Van Maanen injured a hamstring Tuesday and didn’t complete practice. Bohl is hopeful that it is just a strain. Also, sophomore linebacker Ben Wisdorf, a Cheyenne East graduate, has his right hand heavily taped because he cut it just before camp started hopping a fence. Wisdorf participated in Tuesday’s practice.
Here’s more from Bohl after practice:
The Cowboys practice at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. For more UW football coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.