Wyoming may not have a football game this week, but its coaches will be plenty busy.
The Cowboys held their first practice Tuesday since their 56-14 loss at No. 10 Michigan State last Saturday. They will practice Wednesday and Thursday, and will return to practice Saturday.
But starting Thursday, several UW coaches will be on the road recruiting for a couple of days before heading back to Laramie for Saturday’s practice, which will be in the afternoon.
NCAA rules prohibit coaches from talking about specific recruits until they have signed, but first-year coach Craig Bohl said UW will have coaches in Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Minnesota, Arizona, California and Utah.
Utah is the interesting place, and specifically, UW will be in Salt Lake City. There is a lot of competition for players in the Beehive state with Utah, Utah State, Brigham Young, Weber State and Southern Utah. But Utah, and specifically the Salt Lake area, has a lot of football talent.
UW has not recruited that area steady for a long time. There are junior colleges there, but could the Cowboys get some prep prospects from there?
Bohl said now that he and his staff have had some time to get established in Laramie, he said recruiting — or at least interest in UW — has “significantly improved” from when he was hired in early December of last year.