VIDEO: Cowboys Coaches Clinic: Pete Kaligis

This is the seventh of a season-long series of video interviews with University of Wyoming football coaches, and how they teach and coach certain aspects of the game. This one features assistant head coach, co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach Pete Kaligis.

Kaligis has running backs Shaun Wick, Brandon Miller, Omar Stover and Tedder Easton go through some drills, and also features former UW player and current graduate assistant Ghaali Muhammad demonstrating a drill.

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VIDEO: Malkaam Muhammad

Malkaam Muhammad is a 6-foot, 225-pound linebacker from St. Joseph, Mo., who signed with Wyoming back in January. He is the younger brother of former UW linebacker and running back Ghaali Muhammad. The interview was done on Feb. 5, 2013.

Muhammad was one of four linebacker signed Wednesday as part of its 2013 recruiting class. Three of those four were junior-college transfers already enrolled at UW.

UW football signs three JC defenders; prep QB

The University of Wyoming football program signed three junior college players to national letters of intent Wednesday, and a true freshman quarterback.

The players are:

–Safety Jesse Sampson (6-foot, 200 pounds) from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif.

–Linebacker Malkaam Muhammad (6-0, 225) from Iowa Western Community College and the younger brother of former UW linebacker Ghaali Muhammad.

–Linebacker Jordan Stanton (6-0, 250) from Los Angeles Pierce College.

–Quarterback Tommy Thornton (6-1, 205) from┬áMarcos de Niza High School in Tempe, Ariz.

All four will enroll at UW in January for the spring semester.

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Weighing in on MW All-Conference football

There were not a lot of surprises when the All-Mountain West first and second football teams came out Tuesday.

Here is the link to the complete list:

Congrats to Wyoming senior center Nick Carlson and senior defensive tackle Mike Purcell for making the first team. I voted for both on my first team. Of UW’s players, those two were the most deserving and had the best chance of making the first team.

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UW-San Diego State postgame thoughts

Wyoming’s last game was a lot like its others.

A good first half (at least offensively).

A poor second half (both sides of the ball).

And another disappointing loss, this time 42-28 against San Diego State at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.

It’s hard to believe this team can be so predictable with this pattern.

The Cowboys led 28-21 at halftime and scored on the last play of the half on a 42-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Brett Smith to junior receiver Robert Herron. UW got the ball to start the second half and maybe, just maybe, UW would beat a team with a winning record for the first time this season.


The offense had four punts, lost the ball on downs and the game ended on its six second-half possessions.

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UW-New Mexico postgame thoughts

Wyoming’s 28-23 win over New Mexico Saturday was typical of many of the wins under coach Dave Christensen.

There was some good, some bad and there was just enough good to win.

Sophomore quarterback Brett Smith was very good again. He threw four touchdown passes for the second straight game, and threw for a career-high 374 yards.

UW’s vertical pass game was at its best this season when it scored on three straight possessions in the second quarter on passes of 81, 64 and 33 yards … all to three different receivers.

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