Players come and players go for UW

Monday was the first day of classes for the spring semester at Wyoming, and a busy day in the form of announcements as UW announced three mid-year signees and four scholarship players that won’t be back.

The biggest news among the player depatures was receiver Josh Doctson. As a true freshman Doctson caught 35 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns. Three of those scores came in UW’s final two games — two against Colorado State and one against Temple on the New Mexico Bowl. He became UW’s big-play threat late in the season.

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UW-Temple postgame thoughts

Tough way to end a good season for Wyoming with a 37-15 loss to Temple Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl.

Just wasn’t in the cards for the Cowboys and the Owls were better in every area. Temple scored touchdowns on its first three drives. Just when UW looked to get some momentum with a touchdown late in the second quarter on a pass from Brett Smith to Josh Doctson, Temple answered with a 61-yard TD pass after cornerback Marqueston Huff slipped and fell on the play.

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UW-CSU postgame thoughts

A typical Wyoming football game: Flashes of great plays mixed in with some bad ones, but in the end UW makes enough plays to win.

That’s the topic of my column in Sunday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, but that about sums up Saturday’s 22-19 win over Colorado State Saturday at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium.

Was very impressed with the way sophomore Brandon Miller ran the ball. Maybe he should be back at running back. Had 36 yards on six carries, but most of those came on UW’s game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.

Liked the two deep throws true freshman quarterback Brett Smith threw to true freshman Josh Doctson for touchdowns. UW needs to have a deep threat, and Doctson seems to be that guy. UW needs a receiving threat, period, and hasn’t had one since junior Chris McNeill was lost for the season with an injury at Air Force.

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UW-New Mexico Q&A swap

I asked New Mexico football beat writer Rick Wright of the Albuquerque Journal five questions about Saturday’s game with Wyoming.

First are the questions I asked Rick and his answers, followed by his questions for me and my answers. Let me know what you think, and we also can talk about them during today’s live chat at 3 p.m. (see the blog for the direct link).

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Wyoming-TCU Q&A swap

TCU beat writer Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and myself exchanged five questions on Saturday’s UW-TCU game. I will start with the questions I had for Stefan and his answers, then post the questions Stefan had for me and my answers.

Should make for some good talking points leading up to the game, and for today’s live chat at 3 p.m.

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Video: Gregg Brandon

Wyoming’s offensive coordinator talks about what’s good and what needs to be worked on as the Cowboys have their first of two bye weeks. Brandon also tells what he would like to do if he gets a little bit of free time. Sorry in advance for the lighting and quality of this video.