Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl, assistant coaches and players met with the media, and while Bohl recapped the Cowboys’ 17-13 come-from-behind win over Air Force last Saturday, the emphasis now is No. 2 Oregon in Eugene this Saturday.
“No,” said Bohl on if he saw any weaknesses from Oregon on tape. “That’s why they’re No. 2 in the country.”
Here is most of Bohl’s Monday news conference with the media:
Much of the talk about Oregon is its high-powered and fast-paced offense, led by junior quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Marcus Mariota.
But the Ducks can play some defense, too.
Both Bohl and offensive coordinator Brent Vigen said Monday they are impressed with Oregon’s entire defense, but especially the size, speed and athleticism up front. The best example of that is 6-foot-7, 290-pounds junior defensive end Forest DeBuckner.
This will be the second straight game for Wyoming facing a 3-4 defensive scheme. Air Force gave UW fits in the run game last week, holding the Cowboys to 51 yards.
“We have to know our assignments and put our kids in position to play as fast as possible,” Vigen said. “(Oregon) keeps things pretty simple and their guys play really fast. They have made an effort to beef up along the front, and those kids are not just big lugs out there, they’re very athletic. Their linebackers play extremely fast. Beyond their athleticism they are very well coached and they know where they need to be.”