UW Media Monday

Wyoming faces the nation’s leading rusher Saturday in San Diego State sophomore Ronnie Hillman, who averages 138.8 yards per game and has 10 rushing touchdowns.

Do you think he’s the best back UW has faced?

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UW Media Monday

A pretty quiet and uneventful Monday news conference/interview session for Wyoming football.

Coach Dave Christensen was among about seven coaches on the staff out recruiting. Defensive coordinator Marty English took questions from the media, and said no further defensive changes will be made going into the Oct. 29 game at San Diego State.

There is a change on offense, kind of. For that, see Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang. And, check back to see my video interview I will post with offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon.

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UW-Nebraska postgame news and notes

I thought Wyoming’s mistakes caused it more problems than Nebraska did, for the most part, in the Cowboys 38-14 loss.

Seven penalties, 20-plus missed tackles, a dropped TD pass by Ogbonna (or at least a long pass play), a missed field goal, failed fake punt.

Nebraska is good, and I really liked RB Rex Burkhead. Guy runs hard, man! Not sure, however if the Huskers are top 10 good.

UW players and coaches weren’t happy after the game, and true freshman quarterback Brett Smith said he hates losing more than anything. Good to hear he doesn’t like it.

But I didn’t think UW was over matched and out manned (that’s the basis of my column Sunday). At times it struggled, but this game was nothing like past beatdowns it took to top 10 teams like Texas, Boise State and TCU. To me that’s a little progress. Thoughts?

A few quick notes:

–Sophomore tight end Spencer Bruce, junior safety Kenny Browder and junior defensive lineman Miraldo Michel played in their first games of the season. Browder had a tackle.

–UW had one sack, and has had at least one in 10 straight games dating back to last season.

–Thought senior CB Tashaun Gipson had his best game of the season. Finished with five tackles, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The forced and recovered fumble came on one play.

Will post video later on Sunday from a few postgame interviews. See Sunday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang for more coverage.

Nebraska talks about Wyoming

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini talked to the media Monday for more than 20 minutes, and for the first 11 he talked mostly about his defense that allowed 67 points over the last two games — both wins.

“I’m not concerned,” said Pelini about the defense.

Pelini added there are things that need to get fixed, but feels he and his staff “have a pretty good handle on it.” They must since Nebraska is 3-0 and ninth in the nation.

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