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Cowboys make up depth chart

Apr 16, 2014 From staff reports

LARAMIE -- Monday saw head coach Craig Bohl and his coaching staff release the first depth chart of 2014 spring practice.

The release came at the beginning of the fourth and final week of Spring drills for the Wyoming Cowboys, but was described by Bohl as a "fluid depth chart" that would change as the Cowboy coaches continue to evaluate their student-athletes' performances in practice.

"I'm glad we have another week of practice ahead of us," said Bohl. "We won't be able to accomplish quite as much this week. The last Friday of spring practice is a non-padded practice, and then we're playing our spring game on Saturday. But we've made good progress during the course of spring.

"We're not the finished product, but I thought Saturday's scrimmage looked more like football. There were more striking hits.

We got our running game going. There were a couple big plays in the passing game, and it gave us an opportunity to start to separate some guys on the depth chart.

"We are going to have a fluid depth chart, but I think it is important for us to start to put some things in place. Some guys have separated themselves a little bit, however we are going to continue to evaluate throughout the end of spring practice. Now that we have the lion's share of spring practice under our belt, I believe we're starting to get a pulse on where our football team is."

Of course one of the first questions posed to Bohl was to ask for his and his staff's evaluation of the quarterback position following their review of Saturday's scrimmage tape.

"Colby (Kirkegaard) has separated himself slightly over the other guys," said Bohl. "His understanding of the offense and competency in executing the offense is a little bit better. It's a tie between Tom (Thornton) and Sam (Stratton) -- those guys are both making plays. Aaron (Young) is behind them right now.

"Colby has a little bit better command of the offense. His read progression and knowing where he is supposed to go with the football and then putting the ball where it needs to be is just a little bit ahead of the other quarterbacks.

"But we're going to continue to work with all the quarterbacks on improving their understanding and execution of the offense throughout this final week of practice."

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