The Cowboy Defense Doesn’t Want to Sound Overconfident, but They Should be Good

by Keith Kelley–8 Jun ’21

You have to walk the walk before you can talk the talk. The Wyoming Cowboy defense has a chance to be really good this season. The Pokes return everyone off of last year’s squad, plus the opt-outs that didn’t play in 2020. Wyoming’s defense ranked on the top-30 nationally in ten different defensive categories. That was without any spring practice, and also breaking in a new defensive coordinator.

Senior safety Braden Smith feels that they have a chance to be pretty good, but is trying to stay away from talking about it too much, and sounding overconfident.

“I know the things that we can do, and I know we can be a great football team, and a great defense. We can’t be overly confident and overly cocky about this whole thing.” Smith added, “You have to put in the work, and you have to put the work in every, single day, or else all this is just talk and all for nothing. You have to be careful with the things you say, because you can say one thing, but it’s really doing it is the real thing.”

Wyoming football is currently going through offseason summer workouts in Laramie. They open up the season September 4th against Montana State.