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Wyoming’s offensive coordinator discusses a wide range of topics this week, including what he wants to see from the Cowboys’ run game. For more on that, see WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi’s column in Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and also online at

McNeill can relate to Smith’s injury

Wyoming doesn’t know if sophomore starting quarterback Brett Smith will play Saturday against Cal Poly after the hit to the head he took late in the Cowboys’ 34-31 loss to Toledo last Saturday.

More will be known later this week, but coach Dave Christensen said Smith’s day-to-day and doubtful at this point.

If there’s a player on the UW roster that can relate to what Smith is going through now and may looking ahead, it’s senior receiver Chris McNeill.

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UW-Toledo postgame thoughts

If you’re the Cowboys or any of their fans, wouldn’t you just like to hit the rewind button on the home opener against Toledo?

Quarterback Brett Smith gets drilled and taken out of the stadium the field in an ambulance after a horse-collar and a late-hit tackle to Smith’s head in the fourth quarter.

A penalty was assessed for the horse-collar by freshman cornerback Chris Dukes of Toledo. No penalty was assessed on senior safety Jermaine Robinson on the hit to the head on Smith. Was it a late hit? That’s debatable, but it was a hit to the head, which should have been another penalty or perhaps other disciplinary action.

Robinson had one of two interceptions Smith threw. Robinson is one of Toledo’s captains and Toledo beat writer Ryan Autullo┬ásaid Robinson was emotional about the hit, meaning he felt bad and there was not any intent to hurt Smith.

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