Look ahead to scrimmage two for Pokes

What are you most interested in when Wyoming holds its second scrimmage of fall camp Friday morning?

For me, and like for most, I’m interested to see if true freshman quarterback Brett Smith can follow-up on his stellar play from Tuesday’s first scrimmage when he was 24 of 28 for 323 yards and three touchdowns. Smith will run with the No. 1 offense the entire scrimmage, like he did Tuesday. He also will get two chances to go against the No. 1 defense. Once with the offense at its own 25-yard line, and the other at the defense’s 20. If Smith has another big day, he takes another huge step in being the starter Sept. 3.

Due to injuries/illness to DT Patrick Mertens and LB Oliver Schober — both projected starters — UW will see how junior linebacker Korey Jones does as a rush end (even if he’s standing up) and how Gabe Knapton does as an interior lineman as opposed to a defensive end. Even though UW is a 4-3 defense, I saw 3-4 looks in Tuesday’s scrimmage. I expect this defense will give teams various looks depending on the opponent, as well as the down and distance. I would like to see Knapton stay as and end have guys like juniors Ben Durbin, Mike Purcell, Kurt Taufa; asau and redshirt freshman Riley Lange can come along as defensive tackles. Sounds like UW will not move senior outside linebacker Brian Hendricks, who will miss his second straight scrimmage with an injury, inside where he’s played most of his career. I think that would be a good move, but then again, I’m not a coach.

I want to see true freshman kicker Daniel Sullivan kick. He missed Tuesday’s scrimmage with an injury, but is expected to kick Friday. UW needs a consistent kicker, and also one who has a big leg on kickoffs. Sullivan, in my opinion, needs to be that guy.

In Christensen’s first two seasons, he wasn’t afraid to experiment along the offensive line with different guys at different positions. I didn’t see that in Tuesday’s scrimmage, at least not among the starters. UW stuck with junior Kyle Magnuson and John Hutchins at tackle, senior Brandon Self and sophomore Tyler Strong at guard and junior Nick Carlson at center. If we see a lot of the same Friday, it says to me the coaches were pleased with that this unit did Tuesday and thus far in fall camp.

See my story in Friday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle www.wyomingnews.com and Laramie Boomerang www.laramieboomerang.com on how Spencer Bruce has gotten off to a good start in fall camp, and more about the scrimmage.

I hope you will join me for the live chat during Friday’s scrimmage. Get your questions and comments ready, it should be fun. Here is the link http://wyomingcowboysblog.com/2011/08/10/live-blog-cowboys-2nd-scrimmage-friday-august-12th-at-9am/

 

Scrimmage #1 notes and quotes

Wyoming first scrimmage of fall camp could have been called the Brett Smith Show.

The true freshman quarterback was stellar as he was 24 of 28 for 323 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He threw a great deep ball, especially the 76-yard scoring pass to senior receiver Mazi Ogbonna.

Smith made good decisions, has a quick release and showed good poise out there. Being at UW since January and going through spring drills shows. Coach Dave Christensen said he was ahead of true freshman Adam Pittser and JC transfer Colby Kirkegaard now, who both made their UW scrimmage debuts Tuesday.

Pittser had the toughest day as he was 9 of 21 for 77  yards with an interception, but he also threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to redshirt freshman receiver Sam Stratton over the middle on a line. That prompted first-year offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon to say that’s why Pittser is a “Division I quarterback.”

If Smith can come back in Friday’s second scrimmage with another good outing, it will be hard to think he won’t be the starter Sept. 3 against Weber State.

It will be hard to top what Smith did Tuesday. However, it would be interesting if he gets snaps against the No. 1 defense. Coach Dave Christensen said Smith does that in practice, but in the scrimmage Smith did all his damage against the No. 2 defense.

Christensen said Smith’s done well against the No. 1 defense. Christensen isn’t allowing any of his quarterbacks to talk to the media.

Some other thoughts:

–I really liked the way UW ran the ball. UW’s top three running backs had 75, 47 and 47 yards, respectively, including three touchdowns. True freshman Kody Sutton led the way with 75 yards on 13 carries. He saw time with all three offensive units. Dave Walsh, radio voice for the Cowboys, described Sutton’s running style as “it’s like trying to tackle a fire hydrant.”

–I also liked the way sophomore running back Brandon Miller played. Two touchdowns rushing and one receiving. A former walk-on who recently earned a scholarship, Miller isn’t taking anything for granted. Miller may not pass the eye test as a Division I running back, but all he’s done since spring is produce.

–Was shocked when Christensen said senior linebacker Oliver Schober would take a medical redshirt this year. That hurts UW, but perhaps more at kickoff, which Schober did a lot of last season. UW didn’t do much live kickoff work in the scrimmage, but walk-on Stuart Williams struggled to get the ball to the 5 or 10-yard line.

–UW should be fine at linebacker and has options to replace Schober in the middle. I think they should move senior Brian Hendricks back inside. See my story in Wednesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle www.wyomingnews.com and Laramie Boomerang www.laramieboomerang.com for more on that.

And here are some quotes:

“I was tracking it, and I finally had to quit. I knew he was hitting enough of them.” — Christensen on Smith completing his first 16 passes of the scrimmage.

“It was a lot better than I thought it was going to go. It felt like a game. I wanted to show the coaches what I could do in a game-like atmosphere and I felt like I did pretty well.” — true freshman running back Kody Sutton, who led UW with 75 yards.

“We  had some great pass rushes. We’ve got a number of guys who should be able to compete and play for us in different situations.” — Christensen on his team getting 10 sacks in the scrimmage.

“Hit me right in stride to walk in.” — senior receiver Mazi Ogbonna on the 76-yard scoring pass from Smith.

“He seemed real calm. He didn’t seem like a freshman at all. He ran the offense well, hit his targets and read the defense.” — sophomore running back Brandon Miller on Smith.

UW post-spring depth chart

Wyoming just released its football depth chart heading into fall camp.

Here’s the link: http://www.wyomingathletics.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/wyo/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/4-14-11depthchart

Coach Dave Christensen said after the spring game, and after he talked to the media, that the depth chart would be done to please the pre-season college football publications if for nothing else. Most, if not all of the spots will be up for grabs when fall camp starts in early August.

Some quick thoughts:

–A little surprised at the starters along the offensive line, although they were they ones who played the best near the end of spring ball. The starters are: LT John Hutchins, LG Tyler Strong, C Nick Carlson, RG Brandon Self and RT Kyle Magnuson.

No surprise on Carlson and Magnuson since they kept those jobs all, if not most of spring. Good to see Self, a senior, emerge. The biggest surprise is Strong. He moved from defensive line this spring. Guys with starting experience like LT Clayton Kirven and RT Josh Leonard are listed as backups. A lot can change in fall camp. If he comes back healthy, don’t be surprised of redshirt freshman Daniel Fleischman overtakes Kirven and Hutchins as the starer at left tackle.

–Sophomore Brandon Miller listed as the starter at running back over junior Alvester Alexander, who didn’t do much this spring with an injury. Alexander was in this spot last year at this time, but I think he will be fine. Nice effort by Miller, a former walk-on who earned a scholarship this January. Sophomore Nehemie Kankolongo fell to fifth in the depth chart. Even true freshman Kody Sutton is ahead of him. Kankolongo missed the spring game for a violation of team rules.

–Emory Miller OR Brett Smith is how the depth chart looks at quarterback. No surprise there.

–Good job by junior Luke Ruff to keep his starting strong safety job heading into fall camp. He still will battle JC transfer Luke Anderson, who was timed in the 4.2-second range in the 40 prior to spring ball. Both likely will play, but Ruff did a good job of competiting and keeping the starting spot. … for now.

–Despite missing the spring game for a violation of team rules, JC transfer Korey Jones is listed as a possible starter at one of the two outside linebacker spots. It’s Jones OR true freshman Mark Nzeocha. Sophomore Devyn Harris will backup senior Oliver Schober inside, which gives UW some nice athleticism out there. Senior Brian Hendricks is the other starter outside, and the efforts of sophomore Todd Knight in the spring earned him the backup job. Knight was arguably UW’s most productive defensive player this spring. He needs to get bigger at 6-2, 210 pounds.

–Right now sophomore Marqueston Huff will be the No. 1 punt returner and will join Brandon Miller as the No. 1 kickoff duo. But there wasn’t much kickoff, punt or any kick coverage work done the spring so that also could change in fall camp.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the depth chart.

Scrimmage quick hits

Some thoughts and observations from Wyoming first spring football scrimmage Saturday, which consisted of 116 plays and was held indoors at the school’s indoor practice facility:

–I really liked the way true freshman quarterback Brett Smith looked. He was 21 of 27 for 208 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for a team-high 73 yards. He did this mostly against the No. 2 defense, but it was impressive nonetheless. Will be curious to see if and when Smith gets a chance to work with the No. 1 offense, and go against the No. 1 defense.

–Redshirt freshman quarterback Emory Miller Jr. wasn’t horrible, but the No. 1 defense gave him fits. Miller was 13 of 22 for 83 yards. He scored on a 9-yard TD run, but finished with minus-16 rushing yards mostly due to sacks.

–First-year offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon told me about 75 to 80 percent of the offense has been installed, and that he likes the progress the entire group — including his quarterbacks — has made after seven spring practices.

–Senior receiver Jonathan Aiken caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Smith, and finished with three catches for 40 yards. Coach Dave Christensen said Aiken won’t move up the depth chart until he takes care of some academic issues.

–Sophomore receiver Robert Herron caught a scrimmage-high eight passes, most of which were from Miller. “Me and Emroy are growing on each other. Every time he sees me open he triesto get it to me,” Herron said. (Miller and Smith are not being made available to the media this spring).

–I thought junior safety Kenny Browder played well at free safety. He had three tackles and two pass break-ups. He looked fast and broke to the ball well. Maybe my feature today on him and sophomore cornerback Marqueston Huff didn’t jinx them. Here is the link: http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2011/03/26/sports/19sports_03-26-11.txt

–Many got a laugh from watching the players UW has right now at kicker. There are a pair of redshirt freshmen walk-ons in Everett Scott and Stuart Williams, along with senior linebacker Oliver Schober. Williams and Schober made all four of their extra-point attempts. Scott was 3 of 4. But the three were a combined 4 of 13 in field goals. Schober kicks the ball hard, but often too low. Schober could have hurt someone if the ball would have hit them. True freshman Daniel Sullivan is expected to take care of the kicking duties when he arrives this summer.

–There were 10 penalties for 63 yards in the scrimmage, eight of which were on the offense. That didn’t make Christensen happy. There were a couple of illegal blocks on some big plays that really made him mad. Another one, a taunting penalty on senior cornerback Tashaun Gipson on a Miller pass, nullified the pick and Christensen sent Gipson to sideline for a while. This is what Brandon said about the penalties: “If we give great effort, that’s not always good enough. You have to play smart football.”

All in all a pretty decent first spring scrimmage. By the way, the offense defeated the defense 55-37 in the elaborate scoring system for both sides. See Sunday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle www.wyomingnews.com and Laramie Boomerang www.laramieboomerang.comfor more on the scrimmage, including a big day for one of UW’s new receivers.

Pokes enter spring thin along O-line

Wyoming will not have a lot of numbers along the offensive line when spring drills begin Saturday, especially at tackle.

Redshirt freshman Justin DiRe’s career is over due to a medical condition, although he is still in school and involved in the program. Even though he was redshirted last season DiRe was listed as a backup most weeks.

Redshirt freshman Daniel Fleischman is out with an injury suffered in winter workouts and it’s uncertain if he will be ready for the start of fall camp in August.

UW does not release specific injuries to players.

DiRe and Fleischman were expected to compete for playing time and possibly starting spots this season.

Senior guard Travis Hillen also will miss spring with an injury, and missed most of last season with an Achilles injury. The Cowboys have six offensive linemen on scholarship this spring with game experience, and eight total on scholarship from last season.

“We don’t have enough numbers on the offensive line to get as many quality reps for all the defensive linemen that we have,” coach Dave Christensen said. “We’ll manage. We’ll probably do more seven-on-seven work because we’re deeper at the skill positions.

“We’re four-deep (on the defensive line) and about two-deep on the offensive line.”

Other players that will miss all of spring drills or be limited include: sophomore defensive end Mark Willis, senior linebacker Oliver Schober and junior defensive end Miraldo Michel.

Schober may get chance to shine

Wyoming junior linebacker Oliver Schober saw his most extensive playing time in last week’s 20-14 loss to Air Force.

The first-year player from Germany came in when junior starter Brian Hendricks left in the second half with an injury. Schober, who is 23, had a season-high five tackles against the Falcons. Hendricks is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game at Toledo, but I get the feeling he will play.

Still, there could be more snaps for Schober.

“I think Oliver is more than capable in handling the job,” senior free safety Chris Prosinski said. “We would miss Hendricks if he’s not in there with all he brings in terms of his leadership and experience. But we feel comfortable with Oliver in there. He’s very physical and has picked up the defense fast.”

“All the live speed game experience he gets is giong to help him,” UW coach Dave Christensen added.

Schober has played every game this season and has 19 tackles. He also handles kickoffs.

Going back to Prosinski, he is one of six Mountain West Conference players that are among the 121 semifinalists for the 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy, which is presented by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. This award goes to student-athletes that excel on the field and in the classroom.

Hope you will join me for my live chat, which begins at 3 p.m. Just scroll down on this blog for the link.

UW-Southern Utah five things to watch

1. Line play: How will the Cowboys’ new defensive line look in their 4-3 scheme debut? More importantly, can the defensive tackles get a push inside? I think a lot of people are curious and wondering how the offensive line will play. All five starters got most of the reps in fall camp, which is a good sign. Can this group open up running lanes and protect sophomore quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels? We shall see.

2. Receiver watch: UW is supposed to be faster and more athletic at receiver. Will Southern Utah be a good test to show this? Probably not as good as next week’s game at Texas. But can this group stretch the field deep and get more yards after the catch? Don’t be surprised if UW tries to find this out early in the game.

3. Corner coverage: The Gipson brothers, Marcell and Tashaun, both had great off-seasons and are poised to have big years. There is talk there will be more man-to-man coverage with them. We may see that in this game. Southern Utah does have some good receivers. This should be a good test to see if UW takes a few more chances with its coverages or will still try not to get burned deep.

4. End of the line: This kind of goes back to line play, but watch what junior defensive ends Gabe Knapton and Josh Biezuns do in their debuts. Knapton was an inside linebacker last season and Biezuns was a hybrid outside linebacker/defensive end. I got a feeling these two will play well. They also will play a key role in keeping Southern Utah sophomore quarterback Brad Sorensen in the pocket, and possibly dragging him down. Sorensen is a big fella at 6-foot-5, 225 pounds.

5. Showing off Schober: Sounds silly, but one of the most exciting things to watch in fall camp was first-year player and junior linebacker Oliver Schober of Germany boot the ball on kickoffs. His ability to kick the ball into and through end zone was one of the biggest highlights and positives that came from camp. And as a linebacker, he’s not afraid to run down and make a tackle. Kickoffs normally are not that fun to watch, but watching Schober is.

Southern Utah has some good players and UW won’t be picture-perfect. But it still will be impressive and the fans will leave the seventh night game in War Memorial Stadium history happy and hopeful.

Wyoming 38, Southern Utah 16

Join me at 6:30 p.m. Saturday for the live blog for the game. Here is the link http://wyomingcowboysblog.com/2010/09/01/live-blog-wyoming-vs-southern-utah/

Week 1 depth chart is out

No big surprises among the starters and backups. This first depth chart pretty much held true from the start of fall camp in early August. Here is the link to the depth chart: http://www.wyomingathletics.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/wyo/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/depth-chart

Some things that caught my eye:

–The two junior-college defensive tackles: Kurt Taufa’asau and B.J. Sumter are both No. 3. Taufa’asau worked with the No. 2s a lot during camp. Sophomore Ben Durbin and true freshman Tyler Strong are the backups behind sophomore Mike Purcell and redshirt freshman Patrick Mertens.

“Both those kids have a redshirt year and we think they can be great prospects here,” Christensen said. “If we can redshirt them and they had a year to grow in our program they both could be impact players for us.”

Christensen added the decision to redshirt those two isn’t final, merely and option at this point.

–The depth chart listed sophomore James Caraway and true freshman Robert Herron as the No. 1 kickoff return duo. But during his news conference Christensen said sophomore outside linebacker Ghaali Muhammad will join Caraway. He said it was an “executive decision.” Herron is still in the mix, but Christensen wanted a more experienced player out there in Muhammad.

Last year’s top duo was cornerback Marcell Gipson and running back Alvester Alexander. Both averaged between 22 and 23 yards per return. Gipson said he was disappointed not to be returning kicks, but understood the move when the coaches told him they wanted to keep him on the field more as a cornerback. Alexander is the only running back on the roster with game experience.

–UW will have a linebacker return kicks in Muhammad and a linebacker kicking the ball off in junior Oliver Schober.

“I’m glad we’ve got a guy that can kick (the ball) in the end zone, and it doesn’t matter that he plays linebacker and looks like Vin Diesel.”

Schober also is listed as the backup behind junior Brian Hendricks at middle linebacker, and Christensen said Schober will play in the opener.

As far as the possiblity of getting Hendricks and Schober on the field at the same time, Christensen said: “I don’t know. We’ll have to see.” Christensen later said it’s a possibility both will play at the same time.

–Secondary coach Alex Grinch said the first cornerback to come off the bench in passing situations will be true freshman Marqueston Huff. Huff also is listed as the backup behind junior Tashaun Gipson.

–The Cowboys played 12 true freshmen and started eight last year. According to the two-deep heading into this game the only freshman starter is Mertens, but he is a redshirt freshman and was in the program last season.

–As far as the No. 2s go on offense and defense, 15 of the 22 have never played in a game at UW, including all five offensive linemen. Three are true freshmen: Huff, Strong and right tackle Justin DiRe.

–Christensen said he doesn’t plan to rotate guys in and out along the offensive line right now.

“I like our second guys, but our first five are definitely our first five at this point and time,” he said.

See Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle www.wyomingnews.com and Laramie Boomerang www.laramieboomerang.com for more on UW’s first depth chart and other news and notes.

And a reminder that I will have a live chat at 3 p.m. Friday to discuss the Cowboys’ opener and anything else UW or sports related. A link will be posted later this week. And I will live blog Saturday’s season-opener beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Scrimmage No. 1 thoughts

The optimists will say the defense was just that good.

The pessimists will say the offense was that bad.

I think it was a little of both for Wyoming in its first scrimmage of fall camp Friday morning.

The defense, both the ones and twos, flew around and played well, especially in pass coverage. UW quarterbacks ran 23 times, and I would guess 80 percent of those were because the coverage down field was good.

Or, as coach Dave Christensen said: “Most of the issues were guys not getting open. The pass protection seemed good to me.”

The defense won the 128-play scrimmage 52-33 in  UW’s scoring system. There were no ones vs. ones. It was all starters vs. backups, or threes vs. threes.

The No. 1 offense scored just 10 points, and sophomore QB Austyn Carta-Sameuls was less than stellar. He was 9 of 17 for 89 yards and an interception (should have had two). He bolted after the scrimmage to talk to some of his coaches and didn’t come back until about 30 minutes later to talk to the media.

“I’ve always been a winner, and I hate losing,” Carta-Samuels said. “I haven’t done much losing, to be honest. After that I really needed a break and didn’t want to talk to anybody other than my coaches and air what I was feeling and what was going on for me. For me to lose leaves me a very sick feeling in my stomach. I’m 19 years old and I can cry like a baby after I lose.”

“I let down my teammates down, but there is a lot of room to improve.”

Some other observations:

–UW’s new Thunder and Lightning combo (see my story at www.wyomingnews.com or www.laramieboomerang.com) of true freshman receiver Robert Herron and JC transfer Jonathan Aiken saw a lot of playing time. Herron caught three passes for 32 yards. Aiken didn’t catch a pass but had a couple of long passes thrown his way.

–The longest play of the scrimmage was a 49-yard run by true freshman walk-on running back Vincent Bobbitt with the No. 3 offense.

–The defense had seven sacks and 24 tackles for a loss of 66 yards. Redshirt freshman Patrick Mertens and sophomore Mike Purcell looked great at defensive tackle with the No. 1 defense. They combined for 10 tackles and four tackles for loss.

–Some bad news at defensive tackle as junior Alex Stover’s career is done because of a lingering groin injury. He will remain as a volunteer student assistant coach.

–A ruling is out on linebacker Oliver Schober’s eligibility. The 23-year-old from Germany will have three years to play two. He was listed as a true freshman. Per NCAA rules, after you turn 21 and play with some “club” level sports, you lose a year of eligibility for each year you play.

–A buzz is going on about Schober’s ability to kickoff. Two of his three went for touchbacks in the scrimmage. One was an ugly line-drive that bounced at about the 20 and trickled into the end zone.

–Two of the more impressive freshmen today were defensive ends Sonny Puletasi and Riley Lange. Puletasi had two sacks and Lange had one. They worked mostly against the No. 3 offense.

–Senior Austin McCoy took the first reps with the No. 1 field goal and extra point team. He made a 24-yard field goal, but had a 20-yarder blocked. He doesn’t get the ball up as fast as sophomore Ian Watts, who will miss the season-opener because of a one-game suspension for a violation of team rules.

–The MRI on true freshman running back Nehemie Kankolngo’s knee is in, and Christensen said he expects him to be ready for the Sept. 11 game at Texas. Like Watts, Kankolongo was suspended for the opener for a violation of team rules. He didn’t play in the scrimmage.

Wyoming returns to practice twice Saturday, with the first at 8:45 a.m. Will post live updates via Twitter at www.twitter.com/rpgagliardi.

Thanks to all those that joined me for the live blog from today’s scrimmage. It was a blast and tons of great conversation. Will try to do it again Tuesday.

UW practices in full pads Monday

Wyoming’s first practice in full pads, and fifth overall of fall camp is in the books. The Cowboys worked out for about two hours in War Memorial Stadium under cloudy skies and cool conditions early. The sun came out near the end to heat things up.

And speaking of heating up I think putting the pads amped up the intensity — at least at times.

“The physicalness was good, but it wasn’t where we want it to be,” coach Dave Christensen said.

UW scores just about every drill of every practice, and Christensen said the defense won this practice by 2.5 points.

One of the more intense periods was the one-on-one tackling and blocking drills. The hit or highlight of this came when true freshman linebacker Oliver Schober picked up sophomore running back Alvester Alexander and slammed him to the turf. Well, it wasn’t exactly a slam, but the attempt was there. Alexander didn’t like it and some pushing and shoving started, but ended about as fast as it started. Just a part of fall camp.

The Cowboys had a couple of receivers go down with injuries with senior Travis Burkhalter and junior DeJay Lester, and junior defensive tackle Alex Stover may have aggravated his nagging groin injury. Stover stayed on the field after he was hurt and I asked him if he was OK and he said yes. Christensen didn’t have an injury report after practice.

Starting and backup jobs have not been won or lost yet, but some interesting patterns are forming:

–Alexander, Nehemie Kankolongo and James Davis are all rotating at running  back with all three offensive units. Davis is having a good camp and may be in the rotation when the season begins. See my story in Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang on that.

–Two true freshmen offensive linemen are getting a lot of work with the No. 2 unit — Skyler Hinton at center and Justin DiRe at right tackle.

–UW returns all four of its starters in the defensive secondary, but right now, the two backups at cornerback are sophomore (and converted running back) James Caraway and true freshman Marqueston Huff. Sophomore Luke Ruff and junior Eric Mitchell are getting most of the reps at both safety positions with the twos.

–As far as defensive tackles go. Stover and redshirt freshman Patrick Mertens are No. 1, but when Stover went out sophomore MIke Purcell took his place. Sophomore Ben Durbin and JC transfer Kurt Taufa’asau worked with the twos. B.J. Sumter and true freshman Tyler Strong were with the threes.

–True freshman Emory Miller Jr. is the No. 3 quarterback right now behind sophomore Austyn Carta-Samuels and senior Dax Crum. True freshman Sam Stratton is No. 4.

The catch of the daywent to JC transfer and walk-on receiver Jonathan Aiken. He leaped high in the corner of the end zone for a TD on a pass thrown by Miller Jr. Aiken looks impressive.

UW also added another receiver, a freshman speedster from California. See my story tomorrow for more on him at www.wyomingnews.com and www.laramieboomerang.com