by Keith Kelley–4 May ’21
The Wyoming Cowboy football team will try to accomplish something they have never done, which is win a Mountain West Conference title. Expectations will be high for 2021, much like they were heading into the 2020 season. But, last season didn’t go very well for the Pokes, as those expectations were tempered with what transpired following the Covid-19 pandemic.
But, everyone returns this season, including key members that opted out last year. Super-senior Esaias Gandy decided to come back for one final season in Laramie, with the hopes of winning that elusive Mountain West title.
“Us as players and the coaches are bringing a different energy that we didn’t have before. Even the new offensive coordinator (Tim Polasek), I like the energy he brings to the offense. And my coach (Jay Sawvel), he’s really the first coach that believed in me as a player, so I respect him. I just believe that this is probably one of the hardest working teams we’ve had since we’ve been here. So that’s why I think we can win the Mountain West.”
This is the final week of spring practice, as the Cowboys will hold practices today (Tuesdsay), Thursday, and the spring game on Saturday. The spring game will be open to the public, and begin at 2 pm. Tailgating will be allowed, beginning at 10 a.m., in the stadium lot to the east of War Memorial Stadium. Gates will open up at 1 pm.