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Young Cowboys Prepare To Open The Season

It will be a young and mostly inexperienced University of Wyoming football team that takes the field against North Dakota this weekend. 

Wyoming has only eight seniors on its roster, the second fewest of any team in the country. Head Coach Craig Bohl said that 13 freshmen will see playing time for the Cowboys this year. That is an unusually high number. But Bohl quickly added that they have a huge upside.

“A lot of these guys will be household names for a long, long time. Now they are going to go through some growing spurts, they are really vested, they want to play at the University of Wyoming…it’s important to them. We were very intentional of what we were looking for, they accepted the challenge.”

Bohl says that with the addition of the freshman the overall team is faster and much more athletic than it was a year ago. Wyoming opens its season Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Laramie. 

Bob Beck retired from Wyoming Public Media after serving as News Director of Wyoming Public Radio for 34 years. During his time as News Director WPR has won over 100 national, regional and state news awards.
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