Wyoming’s Re-engineered Offense is a Bit of a Mystery

by Keith Kelley–5 May ’21

Most have been very vague when talking about the Wyoming offense this year. Following Tuesday’s practice, Cowboy safety Braden Smith back-tracked a bit when asked about what it’s been like going up against the offense during spring practice.

The Cowboys have a new offensive coordinator, as Tim Polasek is charged with getting on offense going that has been stuck in neutral the last several years. Just what that will mean is anyone’s guess, but Polasek has mentioned using the entire width of the football field, using the tight end more, and incorporating the running backs in the passing game.

Wyoming junior running back Xazavian Valladay said, “Coach Polasek is putting us in different positions where we can catch the ball out of the backfield. And that’s one thing that I’m trying to improve in a my game, is catch the ball and be more of a slasher. So whatever I can do to help this team, and better ourselves and better our offense, I’m excited for that. Just taking what Coach Vigen did and expanding it a little bit more, which I think Coach Polasek is doing.”

The Cowboys have one more practice before Saturday’s spring game. Thursday’s practice will not be in full pads. The spring game will start at 2 pm inside War Memorial Stadium, and will be open to the public.