Wyoming begins search for new football coach

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 2, 2013 at 8:55 am •  Published: December 2, 2013

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is beginning a search for a new football coach immediately following the firing of Dave Christensen.

The university announced Sunday that it wouldn't reinstate Christensen after the Cowboys lost five of their last six games this season.

Christensen took the Cowboys to two bowl games during his five years as coach but Wyoming finished 5-7 this year, ending the season with a 35-7 loss to Utah State on Saturday.

Athletic director Tom Burman will hold a teleconference Monday afternoon to talk about what he's looking for in Wyoming's next football coach. He says he won't talk about specific candidates who may be considered or how long the search could take.

The university will pay Christensen about $570,000 to buy out the remaining three years on his contract.


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