UW football fall camp – Practice 8

The Cowboys changed their practice location Tuesday as they worked out for about 2 1/2 hours on the practice field just south of War Memorial Stadium. Players were in shoulder pads and helmets.

“It was kind of an average fall camp day,” fourth-year UW coach Craig Bohl said.

Craig Bohl

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any video of Bohl’s post-practice interview session with the media, but here are some of the highlights of what Bohl said.

— All college football programs no longer have two-a-day practices during fall camp, although for years teams didn’t utilize that many of them. Still, fall camps were extended a week and UW will practice for a month before its first game. Here’s what Bohl said Tuesday on how no more two-a-days have impacted camp so far.

“Personally, I prefer this format,” he said. “I think its a safer format for the the players, but beyond that we’re able to install and teach more. … We’re going to take advantage of every minute, every day and every teaching opportunity.”

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UW’s scout team being tested this week

Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen liked the the effort from his players during Tuesday morning’s practice inside Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.

UW hosts New Mexico Saturday, as well as the Lobos’ top-ranked rushing offense in the nation. The Lobos run a lot of different looks out of its pistol formation, and also run some triple-option.

What is interesting with games like this is how UW’s scout team simulates the opposition’s offense, and who does what.

Junior receiver and former quarterback Sam Stratton has been the option quarterback of New Mexico on the scout team. Senior Colby Kirkegaard has been the throwing quarterback. New Mexico could play two quarterbacks Saturday.

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