March 26, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming head football coach Joe Glenn wants everyone in his program to see the Cowgirls' run to the WNIT Championship.
To make sure that happens, he is altering his team's spring training schedule this week.
Wyoming's regular spring-training week calls for practices on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. But since the Cowgirls are hosting Kansas State on Wednesday, Glenn is moving that scheduled session to Tuesday at 3:45 p.m.. The Pokes also have their first spring scrimmage scheduled for Saturday, the same day the Cowgirls would host the WNIT Championship game. The Pokes were supposed to scrimmage at noon, but since the Cowgirl game would tip at 1 p.m., Glenn is moving the scrimmage to 9 a.m. That practice is scheduled for Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium. Glenn said Friday's practice would be as regularly scheduled, 3:15 p.m..
"Why wouldn't we adjust our schedule to fit those games?" Glenn asked prior to Monday's practice session. "We want to go see the games, and see our Cowgirls go all the way. Everyone wants to be a part of this, and not just the players, but our coaches, trainers, weight coaches and managers too. Moving our practice is the very least we can do. We're going to be there."
The Pokes began their second week of spring training on Monday with a reprise of week one. Glenn's "Anthem of the Spring" has always been teaching and installation. "That's what we do," Glenn said. "We are continuing to install our offenses and defenses, and we are teaching and learning. To us, that's what spring training is all about."
Glenn said Saturday's first scrimmage will be "the usual", very similar to each the Cowboys have had since he's been here. He said his team would run in the neighborhood of 70 to 80 plays. "We will run Wyoming stuff," he said. "The veterans can get better at it, and the new guys can learn more about it."
As usual the scrimmage will afford many Cowboys an opportunity to improve their positioning in the depth chart.
"Every day offers opportunity, but the scrimmages are especially important in that regard," the head man said. "It is a time when you can get better and get noticed."
Spring training will conclude with the final scrimmage of the session on April 14. That scrimmage is set for Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium and will begin at 1 p.m.