MW Football Media Day – Mountain Division notes

Mountain West football media day activities ended Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas as players and coaches from the six Mountain Division team — including Wyoming — spoke to numerous members of the media.

UW coach Craig Bohl was in good spirits, and like most coaches this time of year, is excited and enthusiastic about the upcoming season. But there are concerns — big-time concerns — with the Cowboys entering fall came on Aug. 10.

Here is a video interview with Bohl as he addresses some of those concerns and talks about some other things.

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Experience on Kirkegaard’s side

Who will be Wyoming’s starting quarterback?

That’s the big question this spring, and after two practices UW is not close finding that guy yet.

Colby Kirkegaard

Colby Kirkegaard

But if experience matters, don’t count out redshirt senior Colby Kirkegaard.

Here are some highlights of Kirkegaard throwing the ball during Friday’s practice, along with other highlights from the early portions of practice:

This is Kirkegaard’s fourth year at UW after he came out of junior college in 2011. He’s played in seven games and started one. He redshirted last season. Granted, Kirkegaard’s career statistics don’t jump out at you — 21 of 36, 160 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

In his career, Kirkegaard has had two different head coaches, three different offensive coordinators and three different position coaches. He and the rest of the Cowboys’ quarterbacks on the roster are transitioning from a spread and high-tempo offense to a pro-style and more methodical offense under first-year coach Craig Bohl and first-year offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brent Vigen.

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Christensen likes Cowboys’ practices

Fifth-year Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen said the team’s first practice Monday following its 37-34 loss at No. 22 Nebraska (was No. 18 prior to the game) was the best he’s seen since he has been the coach at UW.

Christensen had more praise for his team following Tuesday morning’s practice at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.

“I thought we were really sharp offensively, and that’s where I am at mostly (during practice),” he said. “I need to watch the film and talk to the defensive coaches, but it sounded like they were pretty positive on how things went down.

“I thought our protections, routes and the passing game was really on. That’s encouraging.”

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