Posts Tagged ‘Brett Smith’

Wyoming 2011 Outlook

Posted by    |    May 16th, 2011 at 10:52 am

Wyoming 2011 OutlookTrue freshman Brett Smith is challenging redshirt Emory Miller, Jr., for the leadership of Wyoming’s spread offense in 2011. (Photo: Tim Kupsick/Caspar Star-Tribune)

Dave Christensen’s recasting of the Wyoming Cowboys has not progressed according to schedule.  Yes, they went bowling in their first year, but that success is looking a lot more attributable to the Cowboy defense, which deteriorated markedly in Christensen’s second year.  Offensively, the Cowboys relied more on the run in 2009.  But short passing is what made Christensen valuable, and in his second year, he tried it more, and it didn’t work well enough to give the defense any room for error.  In ’09, Wyoming attempted 410 passes, completing about 55% of those.  In ’10, the Cowboys attempted only 289 passes, about 60% completed.  In both seasons they got 3.6 yards per carry, but carried the ball about 260 less times in 2010.  (more…)

Recruiting snippits: TCU and its foes

Posted by    |    February 8th, 2011 at 11:35 am

Kibbles and bits about the freshly inked classes of recruits of TCU and its opponents:

Air Force is an out-of-state school that flexes the Texas connection better than most of the others.  Its 13 Texan signees (caveat: because AFA signees must jump through more than the usual number of hoops actually to enroll at the Academy, its incoming freshman class is not known until fall) are tied with OU for the second biggest class of Texans enrolling elsewhere.  Oklahoma State inked 24 Texans.  The Falcons also signed six quarterbacks (quite to Gary Patterson’s tastes).  Tim Jefferson and Connor Dietz are a senior and a junior, respectively, so expect at least a couple of these freshmen to remain quarterbacks in college.  Many of the Falcons’ commits would have attracted a lot more offers if they had a couple more inches on them.  The classic case: QB Dano Graves is a MaxPreps national player of the year, accounting for 85 touchdowns last seasons (good grief!).  And he’s 5’9″ and got one 1A offer.  He took it. (more…)