With safeties coach Curt Mallory taking the head coaching job at Indiana State University, the Cowboys had a vacancy on their coaching staff. That opening was filled a few days ago with the hiring of Jake Dickert (who will also coach safeties) from South Dakota State University. The hiring of Dickert brings another former North Dakota State staff member under Bohl to Laramie this off-season. Scottie Hazelton the new Cowboys defensive coordinator was hired earlier in the off-season coached with Bohl at North Dakota State as well. Dickert served as a defensive graduate assistant and then as the safeties coach under Bohl in Fargo from 2008 to 2010.

This move will give both Bohl and Hazelton another voice in the locker room that is familiar with coaching and teaching Bohl’s defensive system as the Cowboys look to improve their defense in 2017. While the defense was improved in creating turnovers, the unit allowed over 30 points per game for the fifth season in a row and Coach Bohl will hope that Hazelton and Dickert can help stop that streak. Dickert sounded pleased to be joining the Wyoming football program saying:

“My family and I are honored to have the opportunity to join Coach Bohl’s staff at Wyoming and continue to build on the foundation of Cowboy Football.”

News should be quiet on the football front for a while as the team is in the middle of winter condition as the coaching staff works on their recruiting plan for the 2017/18 cycle. After winter conditioning spring ball will start which will be capped by the annual spring game in mid-April. Be sure to stick with us here at WyoNation for all your football news.