MLB Logan Wilson takes part in the first practice of the 2017 football season. (Photo courtesy of Wyoming Athletics)

The college football season is officially here with the opening of fall camp for the Wyoming Cowboys. The Pokes are looking to build on their 8-6 season which included hosting the Mountain West Championship game and Poinsettia Bowl appearance. Here are some news and notes from the opening practice for head coach Craig Bohl.

  • There is good injury news as DB Andrew Wingard, OT Ryan Cummings and DE Carl Granderson who each missed spring ball due to injury were full participants in the opening practice of fall camp.
  • The tight end position was productive in the first practice with Austin Fort, Josh Harshman and Tyree Mayfield all catching passes with the first team offense quarterbacked by Josh Allen.
  • Two particular offensive positions to keep an eye on are running back and wide receiver where the Cowboys are looking to replace all time leading rusher Brian Hill and the tandem of Tanner Gentry and Jake Maulhardt at WR.
  • The coaching staff introduced a new set of practice periods at the end of practice designed to help in player development. The last four periods were designed just for freshman players new to the program.


“I think we’re certainly further along in our fourth year, and we look like a more mature football team. There is more depth and more athleticism on this team.  I thought the focus was very good today, particularly for a first day.”

— Wyoming Head Football Coach Craig Bohl

Practice number two for the Cowboys will take place tomorrow morning at 8:30 and the team will wear helmets only in a non-contact practice.