Mountain West Football Media Days Kick Off This Week in Las Vegas

July 28, 2015


Click HERE to watch ESPN3 interview with Head Coach Craig Bohl and Eddie Yarbrough on Wednesday at 3 p.m. MT.

Click HERE to watch MW Network Powered by Campus Insiders interview with Shaun Wick and Eddie Yarbrough on Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. MT.

Wyoming Cowboy football will be featured this week along with the other 11 Mountain West football programs as MW Football Media Days kick off the 2015 season from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The six West Division teams will be featured on Tuesday, July 28, and Wyoming will be featured with the five other Mountain Division teams on Wednesday, July 29. Media from throughout the Mountain West Conference will be covering the two-day event. Wyoming is being represented by head coach Craig Bohl, senior defensive end Eddie Yarbrough and senior running back Shaun Wick.

Fans may follow media days through and on Twitter @wyoathletics.

The Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders will be airing a live show on both Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m., Mountain Time. Each of the Mountain West football student-athletes will be featured in 10-minute segments during those shows. Wyoming’s Yarbrough and Wick are scheduled to appear on Wednesday’s show from approximately 5:55 to 6:05 p.m., Mountain Time.

ESPN3 will also be airing its own show online from Mountain West Media Days on Wednesday at 3 p.m., Mountain Time. During the ESPN3 broadcast, Wyoming’s Bohl and Yarbrough will be featured in a segment.

Yarbrough has been named First Team All-Mountain West at the conclusion of each of the past two seasons in voting by conference head coaches and media. He also has been named to the Rotary Lombardi Watch List each of the past two years. He will enter the 2015 season among the NCAA active career leaders in tackles for loss, ranking No. 6 among active defensive linemen in that category and ranking No. 15 among all active defensive players. Yarbrough has 28.5 career tackles for loss, and needs eight more tackles for loss to become the Cowboys’ all-time leader.

Wick enters his senior season nearing the Wyoming Career Top 10 in rushing yards, with 2,082 yards. He needs only 42 yards to move into 10th place. Wick ranked No. 21 in the nation in average yards per carry in 2014, averaging 5.98 yards per attempt. His top performances in 2014 included 122 rushing yards vs. national runner-up Oregon. Despite missing three games due to a broken hand last season, Wick recorded four 100-yard rushing games.

Bohl enters his second year as the Cowboys’ head football coach after winning three consecutive NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) National titles at North Dakota State (2011, `12 and `13). Bohl was named the 2012 and 2013 FCS National Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), and earned the Eddie Robinson FCS National Coach of the Year Award in both seasons. He was also part of two FBS National Championships as an assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Nebraska, in 1995 and `97.

The Wyoming Cowboys will report for fall camp on Sunday, Aug. 9 and begin practice on Monday, Aug. 10.