Wyoming’s new football Coach says it is bittersweet leaving North Dakota State after eleven years, but Craig Bohl is excited about bringing winning football back to the Cowboy state. Bohl’s teams have won consecutive championships in the division below Wyoming, but he is convinced he will be successful at the Division one level. Bohl says his teams are good on offense, but are known for their defense.
“We really need to establish the defense and that’s not easy to do, but I feel really comfortable and confident that the plans in place to be able to do that. Now there is going to be some reshaping of what we are doing here, but I think you need to be great on defense and I think particularly on this field at this elevation, you need to be great on defense.”
Bohl said that fans can expect a hard working team.
“You know I’d like for our fans to go down and look and say…you know what…that is a hard-nosed, physical, disciplined, football team. You are going to see a team that doesn’t go out and make tons of mistakes.”
Bohl is a former coach and player at Nebraska and said he knows the region well, which should help him when recruiting.
Bohl will be paid a base salary of $750-thousand dollars a year with the opportunity to earn up to 1-point-2 million with incentives. He will take over duties at Wyoming after North Dakota State ends its playoff run.