Oh boy it’s another Monday so here are a few quick hitters about the Pokes that might cheer up the start of the work week (or not).
The Cowboy basketball team dropped their game at home versus the Air Force 57-48 over the weekend. It seems the lack of Luke Martinez (who obviously has bigger problems than basketball) is starting to have a major impact on the team now. What looked like one of the most promising seasons int he last 20 years has hit the skids and honestly I do not see an end in sight. Even before the Martinez incident the Pokes only had an 8 man rotation that Shyatt trusted and now we are down to just a 7 man rotation. We do not have the depth to compete at a top-level and the players are clearly tired and it is shown in their shooting. In the past two games Wyoming has shot 33% and 41% from the field with an abysmal 18% from three-point range. That’s not good enough shooting to beat anyone and now New Mexico and Colorado State come calling.
In the world of football, two coaches are on their way onto the staff and one is headed out. Jason Ray who oversaw the wide receivers last year is headed to Oklahoma State to take the same job there. As for the incomings, former NFL defensive back Renaldo Hill has been named the cornerbacks coach after serving as a graduate assistant for the Cowboys last year. Defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc has left his post to go to Southern Mississippi as we reported and his replacement was found late last week. Jamar Cain from Cal-Poly is coming to Laramie to coach the defensive line. He is familiar with Laramie as his squad came to the high plains last fall and beat the Cowboys. This looks like a good hire as he is a younger coach who can relate to players and he will be able to recruit California which has become a focus under Christensen.