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Wyoming looks to replace Dave Christensen

Dec 2, 2013
Bob Beck / WPM

The University of Wyoming is moving forward with its effort to replace football coach Dave Christensen who was fired Sunday.  U-W Athletics Director Tom Burman said at a news conference that the school is prepared  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.                 

“I feel good that we all know that this is an extremely important hire for the University and for me.  I need their support and I feel that I absolutely have it.” 

Wyoming fires Football Coach Dave Christensen

Dec 1, 2013

After five seasons Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen has been fired.  Christensen had 27 wins and 35 losses in his tenure and his teams were only 16 and 23 in the Mountain West Conference.  He did take Wyoming to two bowl games, winning one.  The last appearance was in 2011.

U-W Athletics Director Tom Burman said the football program“ has not achieved at the level of success we expect.” 

University of Wyoming Athletics

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. 

“People who are around the complex just understand how hard we work and the time that everybody puts it.  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.  That’s why I play the game” said Smith.

University of Wyoming Defensive-Line coach, Jamar Cain, has been promoted to Defensive Coordinator after this week’s firing of former coordinator, Chris Tormey.

The Pokes defense has been underwhelming this year. Ranked number 105 in total defense out of 123 teams in the NCAA, UW has given up over 50 points a game during the last two weeks.

Head Coach Dave Christensen says that firing Tormey was hard, but gives his team the best chance to win going forward.

In College football, the Wyoming Cowboys return to action Saturday to host New Mexico.   The Cowboys will be facing a team known for running the ball nearly 80 percent of the time. 

Wyoming Coach Dave Christensen says that the Lobos offense is difficult to stop.

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette / Associated Press

Wyoming Quarterback Brett Smith has been named the Mountain West Conference Offensive player of the week. 

Smith set Wyoming’s single game yardage record and broke some other school records as the Cowboys crushed Air Force Saturday 56 to 23. 

Head Coach Dave Christensen says he was happy with Smith’s performance.

Wyoming hosts Idaho Saturday and hopes to build on last weekend’s near upset of Nebraska.    Wyoming raised a lot of eyebrows across the country last weekend with its ability to move the ball against a normally stout Nebraska defense. 

The key last week was Wyoming’s offensive line.  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.                

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. 

People have taken note of Wyoming’s near upset of 18th ranked Nebraska.  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.

Cowboys prepare for Nebraska

Aug 26, 2013

The Wyoming Cowboys football team has a daunting task this weekend.  The Cowboys travel to face the 18th ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers who have won 27 straight season openers.  Nebraska features one of the top offenses in the Big Ten Conference, led by Quarterback Taylor Martinez.  Wyoming Head Coach Dave Christensen is impressed with their size.

“They are difficult to defend because they got great players.  They have an offensive line that is 6-6, 6-7, 6-7…320 pounds…they’re bulldozers”

University of Wyoming

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. 

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. 

The Wyoming Cowboys football team begins play Saturday (today) at nationally ranked Texas.

The Cowboys lost to the Longhorns in Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen’s first two seasons.  He says his team is better this year, but they will have to prove it.

It’s just a different team, we’ve got more depth, we are just a better football team.  Texas is a good team too, as they have been every time we’ve played them.  Our kids have competed well for a half both times we’ve played them.  Our challenge is that we’ve got to go out and compete well for 60 minutes. 

Cowboys get ready for #15 Texas

Aug 27, 2012

The Wyoming Cowboys football team opens the season at nationally ranked Texas Saturday night.  The Cowboys have spent the offseason trying to fine tune their defense, which struggled at times last season.  Head Coach Dave Christensen says his defense is showing improvement.

“I like our guys in the secondary; I think they’ve practiced well.  Not as experienced at linebacker, is probably the one place where we will gain experience as we go along. I like the way we’ve been playing up front with our defensive line.  Now we have to go out and get it done on Saturday afternoon’s.”

University of Wyoming coach Dave Christensen says he has agreed in principle to a new, five-year
contract.  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.

 Burman said that Christensen would get a substantial raise. No other details of
the pending contract were announced. Burman says he expects the contract to be finalized this week.