Reading Roundup: Wyoming In The News

Coach Christensen says you can connect the dots when it comes to who will be the starting QB.  Just don't ask him to connect the dots for you.  I'd say the starting QB will be a freshmen and his name will start with a B and end in rett Smith.  Usually we get in trouble when we assume things.

"It's going to be hard for Brett Smith to get beat out based on the first three scrimmages. It's pretty apparent at this point. I don't think we'll need a big press conference or press release to let people know who our leading candidate at quarterback is." 

Coach Shyatt went back to Florida this week for an annual coaching clinic.

"I’m hoping we have strength in numbers because right now I don’t think individually we probably have the talent level to compete with the better teams in our league," he said. "But you know, sometimes work ethic, a passion, and most of all a bunker mentality -- knowing what is important as a group -- can overcome a lot of individual talent."

DE Mark Willis was injured six games into the 2010 season.  After surgery he missed spring practice but used that time to put on some extra weight and get a better sense of the new defense.  He has been a monster so far this fall and should be a key backup to Josh Biezuns and Gabe Knapton.  Great to see the OPRF grad doing so well.

"It was really rough because I had to watch and couldn’t get in on anything," the Pokes sophomore defensive end said. "But it gave me the opportunity to just see the whole defense that we’re running and learn it and just get everything down."

All your ball are belong to us!  Senior Tashaun Gipson gives his impressions on the Wyoming secondary and the young players that are stepping up.

'All balls is our balls.' Any time they put the ball in the air, I feel like they're testing us and we've just got to come down and make the plays. ... We emphasize getting turnovers. I feel like that's going to be one of our key aspects for our defense, because we've got a lot of speed out there. A lot of speed, a lot of veteran guys out there, a lot of playmakers and I feel like we can get that job done."


Francisco Cruz is tearing things up in China as part of the Mexican National Team that is playing in the World University games.

Cruz is averaging 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game in helping Mexico to a 2-1 record so far.

Wyoming volleyball player Jodi Purdy was named to the preseason All-Mountain West team at outside hitter.  Wyoming was picked fifth in the conference.

It’s a very well deserved honor for Jodi to be named to the (pre-season team) for the second year in a row," coach Carrie Yerty said.

"She is definitely one of the most dynamic outside hitters in our conference and really established herself over the past two seasons. She has great attacking and back court skills and needs to continue where she left off a year ago."

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