Wyoming to reportedly hire Craig Bohl
Wyoming has reportedly tabbed North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl to fill its vacant head coaching position, according to Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com. We heard the same thing throughout the day Saturday but were not able to confirm the news.
Wyoming has called a 7 p.m. ET press conference for Sunday.
Any way you slice it, this would be an absolutely fantastic hire for the Cowboys.
Bohl has led North Dakota State to the past two Football Championship Subdivision national championships, and the 12-0, top-seeded Bison are odds on favorites to bring home a third consecutive crown. North Dakota State defeated Furman 38-7 on Saturday, securing the program's fourth consecutive trip to the FCS quarterfinals.
North Dakota State has won its last 21 games and holds a 40-2 record since the beginning of the 2011 season. Bohl is 101-32 in 11 seasons in Fargo. He is 4-0 over the last four seasons against FBS competition, including a 24-21 win over Kansas State to open this season and a 22-7 defeat of his new rival Colorado State in 2012.
For Bohl, taking the Wyoming job is a guarantee at more money, a shot to prove himself at the highest level of college football and the chance to secure a BCS job down the road. And with 40 wins in his last 42 games, his stock will never be higher.
There really is no risk attached to taking the Wyoming job considering Bohl would likely have his pick of FCS jobs should things not work out in Laramie.
However, we fully expect Bohl to win at Wyoming. It's what he does.
In the last 5 mins I’ve had about 10 coaches text / DM me. Each says: “Great hire” “Great coach” “Surprised he took it” “He’ll win"— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) December 8, 2013
His coaching staff loves him. Coaches around the country respect and praise him. Just a great hire— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) December 8, 2013
A guy at Wyoming told me that Bohl beat them on several recruits. Well, now he’ll bring them to Laramie.— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) December 8, 2013
@footballscoop he came to NDSU just as I was leaving. Stopped and talked to me for 30 minutes at the school paper. Very engaging guy.— Neal Coolong (@NealCoolong) December 8, 2013