Preseason Outlook: Wyoming Wyoming is looking to kick off a new era of Cowboy football with the hiring of coach Chad Smith. Coach Smith brings little experience but a lot of enthusiasm to Laramie where he must lead a team that has had little success the past few seasons. Coach Smith hopes to follow the lead of his mentor and offensive guru Mike Riley, coach of the Oregon State Beavers. When asked how he plans to change the current morale of his new team, he simply said "we are going to have fun and keep the expectations realistic." He went on to say "That doesnt mean we are not going to take each game serious, we will go out each week and leave it all on the field." When asked about his recruiting style he had this to say, "I believe in recruiting speed first. You can teach the game and the skills, but you cant teach speed" He had this to say about the team he will be putting on the field his first season, "We have some very athletic, impact players who should have very successful seasons, but our depth is very thin across the board. We are going to need the younger players to step up and take some of the load off of these Juniors and Seniors." He pointed out a few of his top calliber players that he has very high hopes for this season, and this is what he had to say.. MLB Brian Hendricks- "He is a very fast, strong instinctive player who should be a force on the football field." CB Marcell and Tashaun Gipson- Those two corners have top level speed and should be able to blanket any WR in this league. These two could probably start for a pac ten team, so we feel very fortunate that they will be lining up in our secondary." S Chris Prosinski- "Chris is a hard nose throwback football player who has decent speed but makes up for any lack of speed with instinct and bonecrushing hits. We look at him as a hybrid LB/CB" He finished by saying that the defense should set the stage for this years team. The offense doesn't have the quality players the defense has, but has to limit the mistakes and do their job. If they play to their abilities, they have a very good chance of competing for the conference title and earn a bowl berth.