Nov. 24, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
"I appreciate Bill's (Cockhill) past contributions to our program, but I feel that it is time to change the direction of our offensive staff," Glenn said. "We of course wish Bill and his family all the best in the future.
"We will conduct a national search for a new offensive coordinator beginning immediately," added Glenn. "Wyoming Football has a great tradition, and a great history of exciting offensive football teams. With that in mind, I'm confident we will be able to attract outstanding candidates to take over as offensive coordinator for our football program."
Cockhill had one year remaining on his contract at a base salary of $123,000 per year.
Wyoming's offense entered the final game of its regular season ranked No. 107 in total offense out of 119 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams (formerly known as Division I-A). UW was averaging 322.3 yards per game entering its season finale at Colorado State on Friday, Nov. 23, and was averaging 18.6 points per game to rank No. 109 in the nation in scoring offense. Wyoming concluded the 2007 season with a 5-7 overall record, and a 2-6 Mountain West Conference mark.
The best performance by the Wyoming offense in the five years under Cockhill's direction was 2004, when the Cowboy offense averaged 26.5 points per game and 369.8 yards of total offense. That season, Wyoming posted a 7-5 record and captured the 2004 Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl Championship, defeating UCLA 24-21.