by Keith Kelley–8 Feb ’21
Wyoming offensive coordinator and associate head coach Brent Vigen is leaving the Cowboys to become the head coach at Montana St.
Vigen has been with Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl since 2003, when the two were at North Dakota St. Vigen became the OC for the Bison in 2009, and joined Bohl on the staff in Laramie in 2014. He became the associate head coach in 2017.
While at Wyoming, the Cowboy’s offense under Vigen had struggled, particularly in the passing game, with the exception of the 2016 year, when they played in the Mountain West championship game. Since then, Wyoming’s passing game numbers were routinely near the bottom of the Mountain West, and nationally, in a number of statistical categories.
Bohl has mentioned, several times since the 2020 year ended, that they were going to re-engineer the offense, but still maintain their identity as a power running team.
With the departure of Vigen, the Cowboys must now find a new offensive coordinator, and also a new offensive line coach. A.J. Blazek recently left to coach the o-line at Vanderbilt, after spending about a month as the Cowboys offensive line coach.
Wyoming is scheduled to play Montana St. to begin the 2021 season, next September.