Team preview: Wyoming

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(All information as of June 20, 2008)


Joe Glenn inherited a program that won five games in three years before his arrival, and he gradually rebuilt the Cowboys in his first four seasons, highlighted by a win against UCLA in the 2004 Las Vegas Bowl. Wyoming won five of its last seven in 2006, earning bowl eligibility for the second time in Glenn's tenure and raising hopes that the program was ready to take its place as an annual bowl contender.

The Cowboys opened last season with a 23-3 rout of Virginia, a win that grew more impressive as the Cavaliers won seven consecutive games after leaving Laramie, and beat MWC preseason favorite TCU 24-21 to push their record to 4-1.

There were signs of trouble for close observers -- primarily quarterback Karsten Sween's penchant for interceptions -- but Wyoming was winning and Glenn, who won a I-AA na-tional title at Montana and a pair of Division II crowns at Northern Colorado, appeared to have the Cowboys ready for a return to the postseason.