April 16, 2012

Wyoming Enters Final Week In Spring

The Wyoming football program will enter it's final week of spring drills before taking off a few months and then beginning summer workouts in Laramie.

UW head coach Dave Christensen
appears to be pleased with the progress during the spring and general direction of the program heading into his fourth season at Wyoming.

"We had a real good practice today, in fact we had to go to overtime to get a winner in practice," said head coach Dave Christensen following Monday afternoon's practice in the Indoor Practice Facility. "I thought the guys continued to compete well out their today. We'll back off just a little bit on Wednesday. Friday will be a dress rehearsal for the Spring Game on Saturday."

Christensen plans to setup of the spring game finale with a draft. The game is set for Saturday at 2 PM at War Memorial Stadium.

"We'll split the teams up and have a draft with the captains later this week. We'll have ones and twos split up on both sides of the ball, and give guys a chance to compete in a game atmosphere," said Christensen. "We've run the Spring Game a lot of different ways. Last year, we drafted teams. I liked it and the kids liked it so we decided to do it again."

The player draft will take place on Thursday, and those teams will be announced on Friday.

The big news on Monday was the announcement of team captains. Christensen announced that four Cowboys, two on offense and two on defense, were selected as 2012 team captains by the Wyoming Football coaching staff.

The four team captains are: senior linebacker Korey Jones and senior strong safety Luke Ruff on defense; and senior center Nick Carlson and sophomore quarterback Brett Smith on offense.

"These four individuals were selected by the entire coaching staff, including our strength staff, for their work ethic, training and practice habits and their exceptional leadership skills," said Christensen. "We announced the captains to our team tonight, and we know these four individuals will continue to lead this team through summer conditioning sessions and on into fall camp, just like they have led throughout spring drills."

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