Cowboys coach pleased after two-hour scrimmage

2014-08-16T16:52:00Z 2014-08-16T23:05:04Z Cowboys coach pleased after two-hour scrimmage The Billings Gazette
August 16, 2014 4:52 pm

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Cowboys conducted a lengthy scrimmage that lasted nearly two hours on Saturday morning in Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium. It was the first scrimmage of fall camp for the Pokes. Head coach Craig Bohl was impressed by the way his defense began the scrimmage, but said he was also pleased with how his offense responded as the scrimmage progressed.

“The scrimmage was a pretty long scrimmage,” said Bohl. “I think we ran 98 plays, which is a little bit longer than we normally go.

“I was particularly pleased with the No. 1 defense early in the scrimmage. I thought we showed great energy and tackled well. We defended the pass well.

“I thought the quarterbacks operated pretty well today. We had one delay of game, but outside of that I thought the quarterbacks were very mindful of that (time management) as we transition from a no-huddle, hurry up offense that our players ran last year to our system.

“As the scrimmage went along, our No. 1 offense showed some real promise. Colby (Kirkegaard) did a nice job, and I think Tommy (Thornton) made a step forward today. He showed that he could operate the offense and put the ball where it needs to be. He really made some good progress.

“We were clean coming on and off the sidelines with substitutions, and I thought we were pretty good in terms of not putting the ball on the ground or committing turnovers.”

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