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Bohl brings different style of play to Wyoming

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm •  Published: August 4, 2014
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — New head coach Craig Bohl can't promise a specific number of wins, but he can promise Wyoming fans will see a much different team on the field this fall.

"You will see a different type of football team out there, how they play and how they're aligned and how disciplined they are," Bohl, who was hired when UW fired Dave Christensen after last season, said Monday. "By doing that, the wins will come."

Under Christensen, the Cowboys employed a spread offense designed to gain a bunch of yards in one play. The offense was exciting to watch, but the defense performed poorly under Christensen in part because it was on the field so long.

UW opponents averaged just short of 10 minutes more a game in time of possession in 2013. They averaged more first downs, more rushing yards and, in the end, more points.

Bohl said the new Cowboys offense will grind out yards during time-consuming drives.

"You know it's kind of like sausage," he said. "I love sausage, but if you've ever seen it being made, it doesn't look so good, but it sure tastes good coming out."

Junior defense end Eddie Yarbrough said more rest for the defense would be welcome.

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