Wyoming at Nebraska football primer

Some notes and quotes to get you ready for the Wyoming at Nebraska football game. Kickoff is at 10 a.m. MT Saturday. Going from one extreme to the other in terms UW’s season-opener last week at home vs. Northern Illinois that didn’t start until 10:20 p.m. MT and ended at 2:34 a.m. Sunday.

— Wyoming has defeated only one current member of from the Big Ten Conference. That was Wisconsin, 21-12 on Sept. 27, 1986 in Madison, Wisconsin. That was Dennis Erickson’s first and only season as UW’s coach. The Cowboys are 1-17 all-time against current teams from the Big Ten.

Tommy Armstrong Jr.

Tommy Armstrong Jr.

— “He can throw it a country mile. He’s good in a pocket situation, but he’s extremely dangerous when he gets out of the corner and making plays with his legs or being able to throw on the run. A lot of that comes down to being disciplined and contain the rush lanes and doing your job and not somebody else’s job.” — UW coach Craig Bohl on Nebraska senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr.

— “We’ve tried to show them where they can be aggressive without crossing the line. Our offense is not designed for third down and long. When it happens in a game, that sends a message.” — Bohl on UW’s 10 penalties for 100 yards last week.

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Christensen hired as Utah’s offensive coordinator

Former Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen was hired Friday as Utah’s offensive coordinator.

Not a big surprise.

Christensen and Utah coach Kyle Whittingham are long-time friends and colleagues. Both were assistant coaches at Idaho State in the early 1990s.

Former Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen was hired as offensive coordinator at Utah Friday.

Former Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen was hired as offensive coordinator at Utah Friday.

“As one of the pioneers of the spread offense, Dave Christensen is an innovative coach and was the architect of one of the top offenses in the country during his time at Missouri,” said Whittingham in a statement from the school Friday. “We feel fortunate he was available and interested in joining our program, and he will be a great fit with our staff. We want an explosive offense and that’s been a trademark of Dave’s throughout his career as an offensive coordinator.”

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