Christensen happy with progress of Cowboys

So many things to accomplish, such a short time to get everything done, is probably how new Wyoming Head Football Coach Dave Christensen is currently feeling. To say Coach Christensen is a stickler for detail is an understatement. Just ask him. CowboyBlitz.com got a chance to interview the new head coach one on one Thursday to get that answer and many more.

So many things to accomplish, such a short time to get everything done, is probably how new Wyoming Head Football Coach Dave Christensen is currently feeling.

Christensen and his coaching staff has 15 spring practices to install a new offensive system, make adjustments on the defensive side of the ball and teach an entire football team what the new head man expect from them.

To say Coach Christensen is a stickler for detail is an understatement. Just ask him. CowboyBlitz.com got a chance to interview the new head coach one on one Thursday to get that answer and many more.

"I'm not just a stickler for detail, I'm a fanatic about attention to detail," Christensen said in the exclusive interview. "Every little detail is very important to me; this is one of the key things in instilling the discipline we will have in this program."

Christensen has been preparing to be a head coach for many years, he has served as offensive coordinator for Gary Pinkel at Missouri and at Toledo for the last 12 years, and he is ready to build the Cowboy Football program into a winning program.

"So far so good," Christensen said. "The players are doing a nice job picking up everything we are throwing at them. These guys have a great attitude and an incredible work ethic."

One of the major changes that the Cowboy football players have to cope with is the speed and intensity that Christensen's new system requires.

"Everything is at a lot faster pace than they are use to," Christensen admitted. "We have to get everyone in the best shape of their lives. We have to be more physical and a lot faster."

Christensen's offense is a no huddle, fast pace offensive set that often keeps opposing defenses off balance and unprepared.

One of the coaches' goals for this spring is for his players to get a little better from every practice and every team meeting.

"One of the biggest things for us to accomplish this spring is to get a little better each and every day," Christensen said. "That's very important at this stage of where we are at. So far they are, they are buying into everything we putting in front of them. Their attitudes have been incredible. They are very hungry, to learn and to win."

Despite several players being out with minor injuries and illnesses, Christensen is happy with the team's progress so far.

"I would say we are fairly close to where I wanted to be at this point," Christensen said. "We will know a lot more after Thursday and Saturday's scrimmages. It will tell us a lot on where we are at."

One thing is for sure, the enthusiasm and effort hasn't been a problem.

"They are giving a 110 percent of everything I have asked them to do," Christensen said. "That's all I can ask of them."


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