The Wyoming Cowboys are almost never at the forefront of the national college football landscape, but with one move at the head coaching position, any program can be flipped on its ear, and they are reportedly swinging for the fences.
#Wyoming will announce North Dakota St’s Craig Bohl Sunday as its new head coach, per source. He’s 40-2 last 3 seasons.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) December 8, 2013
Bruce Feldman of CBS reports that Wyoming will hire North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl to head up their football program, and while isn’t a name that the general public knows, he’s an incredible coach. As you see above, Bohl is 40-2 over the past 3 seasons, and NDSU is still playing in the FCS playoffs in an attempt to win their third straight national championship.
His overall mark of 101-32 while at NDSU is remarkable, but with the top-tier level that his current program is operating at, I love this move for Wyoming. The most high-profile example of an FCS (formerly Division 1-AA) coach working out in a huge way was with Jim Tressel moving from Youngstown State to Ohio State, but there are several other instances where this type of move has worked out.
In all honesty, it’s almost an upset that Wyoming was the program that lured the hottest name in FCS football for their job, and there is real upside here.