UW-UNLV Q&A swap

WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi did a question-and-answer swap with Mark Anderson, who covers UNLV football for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Anderson answers five questions Gagliardi gave him about UNLV, and then Gagliardi answers five questions Anderson had about Wyoming.

Look for Q&As with writers who cover the opponents of the University of Wyoming football program every Friday.

Question:┬áThis will be UNLV’s final home game but will it be the final home game for coach Bobby Hauck, who is 6-30 in nearly three full seasons?

Answer: No, Bobby Hauck will return next season. Athletic director Jim Livengood said two weeks ago he had seen enough progress, despite the record, that warrants sticking with Hauck.

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Video: Korey Jones

Wyoming senior linebacker Korey Jones talks about his dad, Kim, who was a running back at Colorado State in the 1970s. He also talks about his relationship with former UW assistant coach Marty English, now at CSU, and his favorite Halloween costume and candy when he was a kid.

For more on Jones and his father, see Saturday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to www.wyosports.net.

UW-Boise State postgame thoughts

It was a promising start for Wyoming.

But it was short lived as the Cowboys fell to No. 21 Boise State 45-14 Saturday at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.

I liked UW’s first two offensive possessions that gained 151 yards. I thought UW would try and run the ball since Boise State allowed only 158 passing yards per game. But the Cowboys spread them out kind of dinked-and-dunked the Broncos.

The blocked field goal after the first drive was a killer, but a touchdown on the second possession was big.

But that was about it for UW.

One yard on the next five possessions for the offense, and the defense allowed seven scores on nine possessions in the game.

You just can’t do things like that against a nationally-ranked team — or any team — and win.

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Video: Korey Jones

Wyoming senior linebacker Korey Jones talks about playing Air Force and its unique triple-option offense today.

For more on the game, see Saturday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang and also go to www.wyosports.net. Join WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi for his live chat for the game, which begins at 4:30 p.m. Log on here at the blog or www.wyosports.net.

Smith late to practice

Wyoming’s first practice of the week Tuesday leading up to Saturday’s homecoming game with Air Force got off to an interesting start.

Sophomore starting quarterback Brett Smith wasn’t there — at least for first 30 minutes that’s open to the media.

“He had an appointment and I couldn’t get it changed,” coach Dave Christensen said after practice before reporters could even ask him about Smith.

Christensen said Smith arrived for the final 90 minutes of practice.

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