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Here’s the replay of my weekly live chat on University of Wyoming sports on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Plenty of talk about Wyoming’s 102-100 4OT win over Fresno State Wednesday night, along with some chatter about UW football, women’s hoops and even a little on wrestling.

For more UW sports coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.

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Recruiting rankings can be highly overrated

Another recruiting class is in the books for Wyoming football as the Cowboys signed 24 players Wednesday.

In 20-plus years of covering UW sports, I’ve never heard a coach have a bad thing to say about their recruiting classes — no matter the sport and no matter the coach. Can you imagine what it would be like to have a coach say: “This class is OK, not great, but OK,” or “We didn’t sign a very good class.”

One big thing a lot of people — and the media – looks at in recruiting classes is the number of stars by their names given out by the numerous online recruiting websites like rivals.com, 247sports, scout.com — just to name a few.

Those of you who follow UW football and know UW football know that these national outlets normally don’t think highly of the Cowboys’ recruiting classes. Four and five-star recruits don’t sign with UW. The result are classes ranked near the bottom of all the 120-plus Football Bowl Subdivision teams.

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UW sports live chat replay

Here’s the replay of my live chat on University of Wyoming sports on Thursday, Jan. 26.

A lot of UW men’s basketball talk as the Cowboys held on for a 66-65 home win Wednesday against UNLV, as well as a look-ahead to Saturday’s home game with Boise State.

There also was some football talk as UW is less than a week away from signing day.

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UW sports live chat replay

Here’s the replay of my weekly live chat on University of Wyoming sports on Thursday, Jan. 19.

A lot of UW football talk with signing day less than two weeks away. There also was a fair share of conversation on UW men’s and women’s basketball as both teams defeated San Jose State Wednesday.

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UW sports live chat replay

Here’s the replay of my weekly live chat on University of Wyoming on Thursday, Jan. 12.

Lots of talk about UW football, which included recruiting, a new defensive coordinator and the announcement that quarterback Josh Allen will return to the Cowboys for his junior season in 2017.

There also was a lot of conversation about the Cowboys’ 95-87 win Wednesday night over Utah State in MW men’s hoops.

For more UW sports coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.

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UW sports live chat replay

Here’s the replay of my weekly live chat on University of Wyoming sports on Thursday, Jan. 5.

Lots UW football talk as the Cowboys look for a new defensive coordinator. Recruiting will be heating up soon, and there is a lot of chatter about junior-to-be quarterback Josh Allen.

There was also a lot of conversation on UW men’s basketball — and some on UW women’s basketball — as both are two weeks into conference play.

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UW sports live chat replay

Here’s the replay of my weekly live chat on University of Wyoming sports on Thursday, Dec. 29.

Lots of UW football talk as the Cowboys are coming off an 8-6 season and 24-21 loss to BYU in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 21. UW men’s basketball also was a hot topic of conversation as the Cowboys are off to an 11-3 start, including an 84-72 home win over Air Force Wednesday in the Mountain West opener for both teams.

For more UW sports coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang and log on to wyosports.net.

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Poinsettia Bowl postgame thoughts

It wasn’t the ending players, coaches and fans wanted, but if anything, UW’s 24-21 loss to Brigham Young in Wednesday’s Poinsettia Bowl was entertaining and exciting — at least in the second half.

The Cowboys (8-6) followed a familiar pattern as the season concluded. Slow or sluggish starts to games — even extending to the first half and third quarter — and then a furious rally late.

But just like in the 27-24 loss to San Diego State in the MW Championship Game on Dec. 3, that rally fell short.

Some initial thoughts/observations:

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Brian Hill

— Disappointing to see junior running back Brian Hill benched for the first quarter by third-year coach Craig Bohl, who said after the game it was a “coach’s decision.” Obviously, Hill didn’t do anything earth-shattering wrong, but disappointing to see. Would things have changed if he played? Maybe, maybe not. Hill played well when he returned (93 yards, 1 TD, and one catch for 19 yards). I thought senior Shaun Wick played really well — even when Hill returned. Wick had 13 carries for 55 yards and caught one pass for six yards.

— Sunny San Diego didn’t live up to its hype. Yeah, the game was at night but it rained like crazy in the first half. Both teams had to play in it, but it definitely affected UW the worst. A bobbled snap on a punt (the snap was good) and a botched hold on a field goal (the snap was good) cost UW dearly. Other shortcomings cost UW, but those special teams gaffs hurt a lot.

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