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Wyoming OC Brent Vigel said that the team "need[s] to keep feeding [sophomore RB Brian Hill] the ball."

"[Hill]’s just a very explosive runner, very determined runner," said Vigel. The Cowboys' OC particularly likes Hill's toughness, noting that the sophomore has "a little bit of a hard edge." The 6-foot-1, 211-pounder has pounded his way to some impressive totals this season, with 412 total rushing yards (best in the Mountain West), including 242-yard and 139-yard efforts over the last two weeks. He's averaging 8.1 YPC. On Saturday, the Cowboys host a New Mexico squad that's allowing 142 rushing yards per game. Expect Hill to receive 20+ carries as he looks to log a third consecutive contest with at least 139 yards rushing.
Sep 25 - 6:46 PM

Wyoming senior QB Cameron Coffman said that his confidence will "be a little better" every week.

Coffman transferred to Wyoming from Indiana in 2013 and sat out the 2014 season as per NCAA regulations. He completed just over half his passes for 282 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Cowboys' season-opening loss to North Dakota before missing their second game with a sprained right MCL. In Saturday's showdown against Washington State, though, he started and went 25-of-36 for 296 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. OC Brent Vigen said, "He’s done a good job and I thought he threw the ball accurately [versus Washington State]." New Mexico heads to Laramie this weekend.
Sep 22 - 9:09 PM

Wyoming junior LB D.J. May has been suspended for Saturday's game against Eastern Michigan due to a violation of team rules.

A converted running back, the 5-foot-11, 196-pound junior recorded four tackles while logging two kickoff returns for 68 total yards in Saturday's loss to North Dakota. The team didn't specify the exact reason for his suspension beyond "violation of team rules," but according to the Casper Star-Tribune, May was arrested on Sunday and charged with interference. This could be a possible cause for the suspension, but again, the team is not specifying.
Sep 8 - 5:47 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter writes that it's "impossible to not enjoy watching [Wyoming senior edge rusher Eddie Yarbrough] play."

"The first-team All-Mountain West defensive end reminds me of Lamarr Woodley in that he overcomes a lack of height with long arms on the edge," Reuter wrote. "His phenomenal motor isn't necessarily even reflected in his statistics but is immediately evident when you turn on his tape. Teams looking for a 4-3 end or 3-4 Sam 'backer (yes, he is agile enough to play standing up) should consider him a strong Day Two value." The 6-foot-3, 252-pounder had 63 tackles, 10.5 TFL and four sacks in 2014.
Jun 28 - 8:43 PM

Former UCLA junior CB Jalen Ortiz transferred to Wyoming.

Ortiz must sit out this season to satisfy NCAA rules. He'll have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2016. "When I announced that I was transferring, they had initial interest in me," Ortiz said. "I did some research and we did some talking. The interest grew from there, the feeling and the relationship." Ortiz was a three-star recruit out of high school, rated as the No. 27 athlete in the country. He began his career at WR before shifting to corner last year.
Jun 25 - 9:35 PM

UCLA junior CB Jalen Ortiz will transfer to another program.

Ortiz played in 26 games as a backup and special teamer, seeing time as a receiver in 2013 and converting to corner in 2014. Ortiz was a three-star recruit out of Arizona and was offered a scholarship by a number of Pac-12 schools out of high school.
May 27 - 9:10 AM

Cowboys selected Wyoming LB Mark Nzeocha with the No. 236 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Nzeocha (6'2/232) played outside linebacker and safety for the Cowboys, finishing his career with 13.5 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, and one interception. Nzeocha tore his ACL last October, but ripped up his April Pro Day, running 4.52 with a 10-foot-11 broad jump and 39-inch vertical. Already 25 years old, Nzeocha's ticket to playing time will be on special teams with some potential to contribute as a dime linebacker.
May 2 - 5:57 PM

NFL scouts "were surprised how quick and fast" Wyoming LB Mark Nzeocha was at an individual workout earlier this week, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Nzeocha's workout was all the more impressive because he underwent surgery six months ago. At the workout, Nzeocha (6-foot-3, 238 pounds) timed a 4.52 forty with a 1.56s 10-yard split and added a 39-inch vertical jump, 10’ 11" broad jump and a 4.3 short shuttle. "I had the opportunity to meet the senior at the combine and found Nzeocha to be engaging and articulate," Pauline added.
Apr 25 - 9:10 PM

Wyoming senior LB Mark Nzeocha is "making a move up draft boards with terrific play this season," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Pauline passes along that NFL scouts stamped Nzeocha with a preseason late-round grade. Apparently, they are warming to him further. "The athletic linebacker leads Wyoming in tackles, sacks and pass break-ups during the first half of the campaign," Pauline wrote. "In the teams loss to Hawaii this weekend Nzeocha posted 13 tackles besides forcing a fumble and recovering one. The senior is a three down defender who comes with weak side linebacker measurables (6-feet, 3-inches, 235lbs and 4.5s/forty)." Nzeocha -- pronounced en-ZAH-chuh (rhymes with GOTCHA) -- finished with 101 tackles last year.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 06:40:00 PM

Former Wyoming redshirt senior OT Walker Madden drew "high praise from scouts," according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

The massive 6-foot-9, 297-pound senior started 10 games at left tackle last season. New Cowboys' coach Craig Bohl didn't offer an explanation for Madden's departure in April, saying only that it was "for personal reasons."
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Wyoming senior LB Mark Nzeocha reminds Tony Pauline of former Iowa OLB Christian Kirksey, a third round pick of the Cleveland Browns.

"While I don’t grade Nzeocha as draftable at this point, he has that same undersized yet explosive, speedy, sideline-to-sideline style of play," Pauline wrote. Nzeocha -- pronounced en-ZAH-chuh (rhymes with GOTCHA) -- finished spring practices as the top strongside linebacker on the depth chart. He finished with 101 tackles last year.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 08:06:00 PM

Bucs waived QB Brett Smith.

Smith, an outstanding athlete and favorite of the draftnik community, lasts just 11 days in Tampa after signing as a UDFA. It's a shame, as Smith could be preparing to polish off his outstanding raw tools to display on the field for Wyoming in the fall. Instead? He's a cautionary tale of why underclassmen should be guaranteed a Day 2 selection before jumping to the pros.
Wed, May 21, 2014 06:33:00 PM

Buccaneers signed Wyoming QB Brett Smith.

Smith (6-foot-2 1/8, 206) made 35 starts for the Cowboys, recording a 17-18 record with a 76:28 TD-to-INT ratio and 62.0 completion rate. He added 20 rushing scores, averaging 4.05 yards per carry. Smith ran a 4.51 forty at his Pro Day with an explosive 10-foot-8 broad jump. An outstanding athlete for the position, Smith has ideal hand size (10") and plus short to intermediate accuracy. He's a complete project from a mechanical standpoint, having spent his entire college career in the shotgun behind a leaky line, and needs to add strength in an NFL conditioning program. He's a long shot, albeit with intriguing all-purpose tools.
Sun, May 11, 2014 02:05:00 PM

Bucs selected Wyoming WR Robert Herron with the No. 185 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Herron (5-foot-8 7/8, 193) is built more like a slot receiver but ran a lot of deep routes for the Cowboys, compiling 152 career catches for 2,030 yards (13.4 YPR) and 20 touchdowns. An early-career tailback, Herron is a physical, tough-to-jam wideout with 4.48 wheels and an explosive 10-foot-5 broad jump. Herron is likely to focus on the slot in the pros, and has the makeup to excel there with sure hands and aggressive run-after-catch ability.
Sat, May 10, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Titans selected Wyoming DB Marqueston Huff with the No. 122 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Huff (5-foot-11 1/8, 196) spent his first three college seasons at cornerback before converting to free safety as a senior. He tallied six career interceptions with three forced fumbles. Huff showed plus athleticism at the Combine, running 4.49 in the forty with a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-10 broad jump. Look for Huff to begin his NFL career on special teams before pushing for snaps in the secondary, where his versatility will come in handy
Sat, May 10, 2014 02:24:00 PM

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