dave christensen http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming looks to replace Dave Christensen http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-looks-replace-dave-christensen <p>The University of Wyoming is moving forward with its effort to replace football coach Dave Christensen who was fired Sunday.&nbsp; U-W Athletics Director Tom Burman said at a news conference that the school is prepared&nbsp; to make a competitive offer and he says the U-W Trustees and Acting President Dick McGinity are behind his efforts to drastically improve the football program.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:02:45 +0000 Bob Beck 50711 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming looks to replace Dave Christensen Wyoming fires Football Coach Dave Christensen http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-fires-football-coach-dave-christensen <p>After five seasons Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen has been fired.&nbsp; Christensen had 27 wins and 35 losses in his tenure and his teams were only 16 and 23 in the Mountain West Conference.&nbsp; He did take Wyoming to two bowl games, winning one.&nbsp; The last appearance was in 2011.</p><p>U-W Athletics Director Tom Burman said the football program“ has not achieved at the level of success we expect.”&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 01:58:16 +0000 Bob Beck 50655 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming fires Football Coach Dave Christensen Wyoming relieved to be able to pick up Saturday win http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-relieved-be-able-pick-saturday-win <p>It’s been a rough month for the Wyoming football team, but on Saturday Brett Smith had a record setting day throwing for seven touchdowns and running for another as the Cowboys held off Hawaii 59-56 in overtime.&nbsp;</p><p>“People who are around the complex just understand how hard we work and the time that everybody puts it.&nbsp; When you have a performance like that as an offense, when you are playing at that high of a level, especially when you win…the feeling is indescribable.&nbsp; That’s why I play the game” said Smith.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:54:38 +0000 Bob Beck 50387 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming relieved to be able to pick up Saturday win Cowboys move on with new Defensive Coordinator http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-move-new-defensive-coordinator <p>University of Wyoming Defensive-Line coach, Jamar Cain, has been promoted to Defensive Coordinator after this week’s firing of former coordinator, Chris Tormey.</p><p>The Pokes defense has been underwhelming this year. Ranked number 105 in total defense&nbsp;out of 123 teams in the NCAA, UW has given up over 50 points a game during the last two weeks.</p><p>Head Coach Dave Christensen says that firing Tormey was hard, but gives his team the best chance to win going forward.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:38:30 +0000 Jordan Harper 49177 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys move on with new Defensive Coordinator Cowboys will host New Mexico homecoming weekend http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-will-host-new-mexico-homecoming-weekend <p>In College football, the Wyoming Cowboys return to action Saturday to host New Mexico.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Cowboys will be facing a team known for running the ball nearly 80 percent of the time.&nbsp;<br /><br />Wyoming Coach Dave Christensen says that the Lobos offense is difficult to stop.<br /> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:55:58 +0000 Bob Beck 48278 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys will host New Mexico homecoming weekend Mountain West Conference recognizes UW QB Brett Smith http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mountain-west-conference-recognizes-uw-qb-brett-smith <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wyoming Quarterback Brett Smith has been named the Mountain West Conference Offensive player of the week.&nbsp; </span></p><p>Smith set Wyoming’s single game yardage record and broke some other school records as the Cowboys crushed Air Force Saturday 56 to 23.&nbsp;<br><br>Head Coach Dave Christensen says he was happy with Smith’s performance.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:46:13 +0000 Bob Beck 47372 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mountain West Conference recognizes UW QB Brett Smith Wyoming opens its home season against Idaho. http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-opens-its-home-season-against-idaho <p>Wyoming hosts Idaho Saturday and hopes to build on last weekend’s near upset of Nebraska.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Wyoming raised a lot of eyebrows across the country last weekend with its ability to move the ball against a normally stout Nebraska defense.&nbsp;</p><p>The key last week was Wyoming’s offensive line.&nbsp; The line was re-tooled at the end of last season and Head Coach Dave Christensen said this week that it has exceeded his expectations.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 23:28:29 +0000 Bob Beck 46532 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming opens its home season against Idaho. Christensen pleased with his team and improvement of the defense http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/christensen-pleased-his-team-and-improvement-defense <p></p><p></p><p>As the Wyoming Cowboys prepare for their home football opener against Idaho, Head Coach Dave Christensen says there is no doubt that his team is better than past years.&nbsp;</p><p>People have taken note of Wyoming’s near upset of 18<sup>th</sup> ranked Nebraska.&nbsp; While the offense impressed a lot of people, Christensen is raving about the improved play of his defense that was worn down in the third quarter, but bounced back to help the team rally.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:46:10 +0000 Bob Beck 46351 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Christensen pleased with his team and improvement of the defense Cowboys prepare for Nebraska http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-prepare-nebraska <p>The Wyoming Cowboys football team has a daunting task this weekend.&nbsp; The Cowboys travel to face the 18<sup>th</sup> ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers who have won 27 straight season openers.&nbsp; Nebraska features one of the top offenses in the Big Ten Conference, led by Quarterback Taylor Martinez.&nbsp; Wyoming Head Coach Dave Christensen is impressed with their size.</p><p>“They are difficult to defend because they got great players.&nbsp; They have an offensive line that is 6-6, 6-7, 6-7…320 pounds…they’re bulldozers”</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:49:23 +0000 Bob Beck 45948 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys prepare for Nebraska UW football coach suspended and fined http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-football-coach-suspended-and-fined <p>Wyoming Football Coach Dave Christensen has been suspended and fined for comments he made to Air Force Football Coach Troy Calhoun following a recent loss.&nbsp;</p><p>Christensen’s profanity laced tirade was caught on video and today, UW Athletics Director Tom Burman fined the Coach $50,000 and suspended him for the week, including this coming Saturday’s home game against Boise State.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:11:58 +0000 Bob Beck 31757 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW football coach suspended and fined Wyoming begins the 2012 football season at Texas http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-begins-2012-football-season-texas <p>The Wyoming Cowboys football team begins play Saturday (today) at nationally ranked Texas.</p><p>The Cowboys lost to the Longhorns in Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen’s first two seasons.&nbsp; He says his team is better this year, but they will have to prove it.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:55:28 +0000 Bob Beck 29459 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming begins the 2012 football season at Texas Cowboys get ready for #15 Texas http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cowboys-get-ready-15-texas <p>The Wyoming Cowboys football team opens the season at nationally ranked Texas Saturday night.&nbsp; The Cowboys have spent the offseason trying to fine tune their defense, which struggled at times last season.&nbsp; Head Coach Dave Christensen says his defense is showing improvement.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:03:03 +0000 Bob Beck 29209 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cowboys get ready for #15 Texas Wyoming football coach will sign a five year extension http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-football-coach-will-sign-five-year-extension <p>University of Wyoming coach Dave Christensen says he has agreed in principle to a new, five-year<br />contract.&nbsp; Christensen and athletic director Tom Burman confirmed the agreement Saturday, the day the Cowboys were beaten by Temple 37-15 in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, N.M.</p><p>&nbsp;Burman said that Christensen would get a substantial raise. No other details of<br />the pending contract were announced. Burman says he expects the contract to be finalized this week.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:04:53 +0000 The Associated Press 16753 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming football coach will sign a five year extension