Jan 5, 2013; Frisco, TX, USA; North Dakota State Bison head coach Craig Bohl address the crowd after his team beat Sam Houston State Bearkats in the FCS Championship football game at FC Dallas Stadium. North Dakota State Bison beat Sam Houston State Bearkats 39-13. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

North Dakota State’s Craig Bohl to become Wyoming head coach


Yesterday’s rumor has been confirmed: North Dakota State Bison head coach Craig Bohl, who led his Bison to multiple wins over FBS teams during his tenure, has officially announced that he’ll be taking the head-coaching job at Wyoming.

Bohl was 101-32 as the head coach of North Dakota State, including a ridiculous 41-2 over the last three seasons. The Bison won two FCS Championships under Bohl’s leadership.

The Bison, who started the 2013 season with an upset over Kansas State, defeated Furman 38-7 on Saturday in the second round of the FCS playoffs. On his weekly radio show, Bohl said that he’d coach the Bison through the remainder of the playoffs.

Gene Taylor, NDSU’s athletic director, told reporters that Bohl’s decision did not surprise him:

Quite frankly, guys, I knew this day was coming. I know a lot of people are questioning the timing of it. There’s never a good time. But when you look at obviously the dollars that they are going to commit to him and his assistant coaches, whoever those may be … It’s a step up (Associated Press via ESPN).

Wyoming will be holding a press conference later this evening to announce the hiring.

[Source: Wyo Sports /AP]

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