UW fall camp update – Day 5

Craig Bohl was fired-up for a short time.

The first-year Wyoming football coach was getting on his guys, who he thought were coming in late for stretching prior to Friday’s fifth practice of fall camp.

Craig Bohl

Craig Bohl

But offensive coordinator Brent Vigen informed Bohl that he was running 10 minutes early.

Bohl laughed about it, and then the Cowboys went about their business.

Friday marked the first practice in full pads. As it has for the last few days, UW began the practice working on special teams work. Today was punting.

Bohl said senior quarterback Sam Stratton would stay at that position, but be involved in other aspects of the offense. Stratton got a look at catching punts Friday. Here is some video of that, and some of the other guys fielding punts.

Redshirt junior cornerback Tyran Finley, senior receiver Jalen Claiborne and redshirt junior running back D.J. May also caught punts.

As for the punting itself, sophomore Ethan Wood had some good punts and some not-so-good ones. That has been the pattern with him early in camp.

Senior outside linebacker Mark Nzeocha and true freshman safety Chavez Pownell Jr.both blocked punts.

Sophomore long snapper Brendan Turelli took care of the snapping duties. However, he was not in full pads. This was only his second practice of camp so he has to get two more practices under his belt before he can get into full pads. Here is what Bohl had to say after Friday’s practice: http://youtu.be/NhvceU6I9fc   Continue reading

Reserve O-linemen getting some work

Some backup offensive linemen got some work with the starters for Wyoming during Tuesday morning’s practice at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.

Redshirt freshman Chase Roullier continued to get reps at left guard for senior Tyler Strong, who missed last week’s game with Northern Colorado and is listed as questionable for Saturday night’s game at Air Force. Roullier started for Strong last week.

Sophomore Austin Traphagan got some snaps at left guard for sophomore starter Jake Jones, who appeared to suffer a minor injury in Tuesday’s practice. Traphagan is listed as a backup tackle, but also has played guard at UW. Redshirt freshman walk-on Josh Teeter also got a few snaps at guard.

Sophomore center Rafe Kiely continues to alternate snaps with junior starter Albert Perez. Perez has started the first three games, and is slated to do so at Air Force.

“We are rolling some guys in for some others who have some minor injuries,” coach Dave Christensen said. “We should be fine on Saturday.”

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