Despite a few spring football transfers, Pokes coach Craig Bohl is focused on the players that are sticking around

Published: Apr. 19, 2023 at 12:08 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Even throughout spring practice, the Cowboys football roster is still in flux.

Offensive lineman Emmanuel Pregnon was the latest player to transfer away from the program when he entered the portal last week, but head coach Craig Bohl said that it’s just a part of the new era of college football.

”This whole world of college football is a different landscape. We’re evolving, I told y’all that we would evolve. I think the things that we said at the beginning when I sat down and talked with [athletic director] Tom Burman, we’re going to be a developmental program. It’s going to be imperative that we develop. I think you’ve seen some players like [Cincinnati Bengals linebacker] Logan Wilson who was developed here and chose to stay here. I think things are working out pretty good for Logan last time I checked,” Bohl said.

Part of being a developmental program is the inevitability of some players leaving for either bigger schools or more playing time opportunities. Pregnon joined Caden Becker and Hank Gibbs as the other players to enter the portal since the start of spring ball, and that brought the transfer departure total to 12 since the end of last season.

Despite that, Bohl still has plenty of confidence in the abilities of the players that have stayed with the program.

”I’m focused on the guys we got. Some things never surprise me, and so I’m really excited about the guys we’re coaching right now. And that’s not just media talk. I hope you guys can see my genuine comments... They’re a fun group and I think we’re going to have a good team,” Bohl said.

Wyoming is set to play their spring game on April 29.