I just discovered something very interesting. Wyoming had a HIGHLY recruited dual threat QB (Prater) a couple years ago when they won the title. He had video game passing stats. Wyoming was a pass heavy team. Just 4 years ago. They have evolved into a run heavy team. Is there a different coach or the same coach who really coach’s based on the type of talent they have or am
I talking about 2 different coaches here? It’s kind of odd the same coach can go from 2 different extremes. If it is the same coach then he’s a great coach.
That kid (Prater) started at QB for the University of Cincinnati against Tulane in their Top 25 matchup yesterday-- although UC lost, Prater seems to have played pretty well-- he was driving UC for the tying FG, late in the game, but his pass attempt on 4th and long with less than a minute to go in the game (which hit the WR in the hands) was dropped, resulting in UC turning the ball over on downs, and a UC loss.
Wyoming historically had a balanced offense most years-- often even using a LOT of trick/gadget plays in the passing game-- these last two years with a less balanced offense (which is actually MORE balanced than last year's-- Hester has run it less this year than last year) is the result of having a RB who is so much better than just about everyone he plays against that the head coach would just be being foolish if he didn't start out by giving Hester ample opportunities to dominate games.
Wyoming is NOT like Clinton-Massie or (so I've heard) Kirtland or Mooney (back in their heyday), with a fundamental philosophy of trying almost exclusively to run the ball-- Wyoming's coaching staff has generally used all the tools that they had available, to try to score however they could--if that means passing it (Wyoming had an big passing attack, back in the state semi-finals in 2010, when they had an excellent QB), Wyoming will throw it...