UW football players and coaches reveal their favorite Easter candy

Happy Easter weekend, everyone.

For any of you who read posts on this blog, I like to have a little fun on certain holidays. This week, I asked several Wyoming football players and coaches their favorite Easter candy. Here is what some of them said.

Cornerbacks coach John Richardson: Reese’s eggs.

Redshirt junior cornerback Antonio Hull: “I’d have to call my mom and ask her. I don’t eat candy now that I’m a college football player.”

Redshirt freshman cornerback Keyon Blankenbaker: Chocolate bunny.

Junior defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan: “I don’t know about Easter candy, but I love chocolate.

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Where UW football ranks among assistant coaches salaries

The USA Today does a great job of creating data bases to compare a lot of financial numbers in college athletics.

Its latest was listing assistant coaches salaries, and what schools spend on assistant salaries, among the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Here is the link to the entire data base:


As for Wyoming, it spent $1,224,315 on salaries for its assistant coaches. The two highest paid coaches are the coordinators — Steve Stanard on defense ($203,375) and Brent Vigen on offense ($203,275).

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UW at San Diego State football: Notes, quotes and video

My top key for Wyoming Saturday at San Diego State; kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. MT at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

Good start: Something Wyoming hasn’t done much of this season. During their three-game losing streak the Cowboys have fallen behind 17-0 after the first quarter twice, and allowed 48 points in the first quarter in all three contests. UW needs to play its best game from start to finish to have a chance to win, but another poor start will lead to yet another double-digit loss. By the way, all of the Cowboys’ nine losses this season have been by double digits.

More keys and more preview stuff right here:

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Meet the Coach — Pete Kaligis

This is the first of a nine-part video series to get to know the new football coaching staff at the University of Wyoming.

The first is a familiar face, defensive tackles coach Pete Kaligis, who coached offensive line and running backs from 2009-13 at UW under the previous coaching staff. Kaligis also was a co-offensive coordinator last season.

Check back to this blog and wyosports.net throughout spring football for more Meet the Coach video features.

VIDEO: Cowboys Coaches Clinic: Pete Kaligis

This is the seventh of a season-long series of video interviews with University of Wyoming football coaches, and how they teach and coach certain aspects of the game. This one features assistant head coach, co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach Pete Kaligis.

Kaligis has running backs Shaun Wick, Brandon Miller, Omar Stover and Tedder Easton go through some drills, and also features former UW player and current graduate assistant Ghaali Muhammad demonstrating a drill.

Check back to wyosports.net every week for this feature.

VIDEO: Cowboys Coaches Clinic: Dave Christensen

This is the first of a season-long series of video interviews with University of Wyoming football coaches, and how they teach and coach certain aspects of the game. This first one features head coach Dave Christensen, and how he and his staff approach game planning each week. Christensen, in his fifth-season, also is calling the offensive plays this season.

Check back to the blog and wyosports.net for this feature throughout the football season.

Wacha working to put on the pounds

Wyoming redshirt freshman Lucas Wacha came out of spring drills as the starter at weakside linebacker.

All 6-foot-1, 210 pounds of him.

Four days into fall camp Wacha has put on some weight. … about two to four pounds.

Lucas Wacha

Lucas Wacha

It is not like Wacha isn’t trying to add weight. Linebackers coach Robin Ross said during UW’s media day on Friday that Wacha is required to be eating food every time he attends a team meeting or film session.

“Anything that has calories,” said Wacha when asked what he eats. “It ranges from fruit, to crackers, to chocolate. Anything having to do with weight.”

After a summer workout in July, Wacha came to do an interview eating out of a big jar of peanuts.

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