Muhammad out, Sutton in

Today’s weekly news conference with coach Dave Christensen and players was highlighted, or in this case lowlighted, with the news junior running back Ghaali Muhammad is out for the rest of the season with an injury suffered against TCU last Saturday.

True freshman Kody Sutton will have the redshirt pulled off him, and Christensen said he could play at Air Force Saturday. Christensen wants to have three running backs available, and Sutton gives UW three with junior Alvester Alexander and sophomore Brandon Miller, who has been playing more at receiver the last couple of games.

Good move or bad move to burn the redshirt off Sutton?

For more on that, see Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang.

Continue reading

Video: Nick Carlson

The junior center for the Wyoming football team sheds some light on his feelings of true freshman quarterback Brett Smith, and the hits he took against TCU last week.

Carlson also talks about this week’s game against Air Force, and also on the season-ending injury to junior running back Ghaali Muhammad.

Wyoming-TCU leftovers

Some leftover quotes from Wyoming’s 31-20 loss to TCU on Saturday.

“This year was a different mindset. We expected to win. We came into this game thinking we could win. At halftime we knew we could win.” — senior linebacker Brian Hendricks. UW lost the previous three games to TCU by a combined score of 144-17.

“The majority of it was missed tackles. We were in position and didn’t wrap up. They have a good trio of running backs and a powerful offensive line, and when you play a team like that you have to wrap them up.” — coach Dave Christensen on TCU running for 390 yards.

Continue reading

UW-TCU postgame thoughts

The hit and the run.

That’s how I summed this game up in my column for Sunday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang.

Brett Smith being knocked out of the game in the first play of the fourth quarter, and then after a punt TCU running back Waymon James rambled 74 yards to set up the Horned Frogs’ final touchdown.

Continue reading

UW-TCU key to the game

Here is my No. 1 key for Wyoming Saturday against TCU:

Turnovers: This is a key in any game, but if the elements are a factor the team that takes care of the ball and forces the most turnovers have a huge advantage.Wyoming needs to create turnovers, and has only forced five in its last four games.

Agree, disagree?

I have four others, and to see those check out Saturday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang.