VIDEO: Eddie Yarbrough

Wyoming sophomore defensive lineman Eddie Yarbrough talks about the defense’s performance in the Cowboys’ spring game on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in Laramie. The offense beat the defense 92-60 using a modified scoring system.

For more spring game coverage, see Sunday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to www.wyosports.net.

UW spring game thoughts

To me there were some good signs from both the offense and defense in Wyoming’s spring game.

The 92-60 final score in favor of the offense, or the Gold team, is misleading. The modified scoring system heavily favors the offense. But the defense led by one point at halftime.

Senior Marqueston Huff was back at cornerback because junior Blair Burns was held out due for health reasons, but it was nothing serious. Huff returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown.

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No UW football games on national TV – yet

As of today, none of Wyoming’s football games this season will be televised nationally.

CBS Sports Network came out with its schedule today, and ESPN released its initial list of games a couple of weeks ago. There should be more games on ESPN’s family of networks announced at a later time. CBS Sports Network is the primary television rights holder for the Mountain West.

No surprise UW isn’t on any of those two national platforms. There isn’t a lot of demand for games for a team coming off a 4-8 record in 2012. New Mexico was the only other team not to get a game on CBSSN. UW, Colorado State and Hawaii didn’t make ESPN’s initial list of games.

I would expect the Cowboys’ season-opener at Nebraska on Aug. 31 to be picked up by the Big Ten Network, or possibly another national network. The Sept. 28 game at Texas State, which will be at 5 p.m. MST, could be picked up by the Longhorn Network.

As for other UW conference games, ROOT Sports could pick up a few. Its TV schedule has yet to be released.

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Defense has another solid practice

Dave ChristensenWyoming’s defense had another solid practice Wednesday, the Cowboys’ 13th of 15 of the spring.

The defense won 60-30, and won Monday’s practice 50-45. The defense also won UW’s last major scrimmage last Wednesday 72-62.

“They are getting their assignments down, executing at a high level and I am real pleased with progress we are making,” coach Dave Christensen said.

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VIDEO: Eddie Yarbrough

Wyoming sophomore defensive lineman Eddie Yarbrough talks about getting a look at defensive tackle recently, after playing last season and most of the spring at defensive end in this interview that was done on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Laramie.

For more on Yarbrough and other potential changes on defense, see Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, or log on to www.wyosports.net.

VIDEO: Chris Tormey

Wyoming defensive coordinator Chris Tormey talks about some of the latest changes, or experiments, he and the coaches are looking at along the defense this spring during this interview on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Laramie.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang ¬†or log on to www.wyosports.net.