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Wyoming DC ‘relieved of his duties’

Chris Tormey

A couple of days after his Wyoming defense gave up 50-plus points for the second time in two games, Chris Tormey is now on the outside of the football program looking in.

In a press release, head coach Dave Christensen announced that, effective immediately, the defensive coordinator has been relieved of his duties.  The school stated Tormey will be paid through the remainder of his contract, which is set to expire in December.

Defensive line coach Jamar Cain will assume Tormey’s coordinating duties.

“I felt that we needed to make a change at this time to give our football team and the young men on it the best opportunity to win our remaining four regular-season games,” said Christensen in a statement.  “The last two weeks, our defense has not performed up to the expectations of our coaching staff, our players, nor our fans.”

This was Tormey’s second season as the Cowboys’ coordinator.

Through eight games this season, Wyoming is tied for 92nd in the country in scoring defense at 31.6 points per game.  In their four losses this season, the Cowboys have given up an average of 45.5 ppg, include 51 and 52 in back-to-back games against San Jose State and Colorado State.

(Photo credit: Wyoming athletics)

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4 Responses to “Wyoming DC ‘relieved of his duties’”
  1. scoops1 says: Oct 29, 2013 10:51 AM

    next step is relieving Wyoming of those horrendous colors…

    Turd Brown is just nasty

  2. v2the4 says: Oct 29, 2013 12:44 PM

    lol@scoops1

    gotta wonder how long Dave Christenson will be at Wyoming? there could be openings at possibly eight BCS schools this offseason, in addition to the openings already at UConn, Miami Oh and USC(which he will not get)

    Its a stepping stone job and many coaches have left to get football coachng jobs at programs like Texas(Fred Akers), Auburn (Pat Dye), Washington St(Dennis Erickson) Bill Lewis (East Carolina) Joe Tiller(Purdue), Dana Dimel (Houston) and the late Fritz Schumer (to NFL after Wyoming)

  3. mogogo1 says: Oct 29, 2013 1:23 PM

    Awesome trip down memory lane, v2the4. Lots of good stuff there.

    One tiny quibble: Stepping stone implies they immediately left Wyoming on their own for some place better. But Bill Lewis was canned and it was a decade before he got another shot at East Carolina.

    And most everybody else on that list either won at Wyoming or had won someplace else just prior. Christensen has neither of those going for him. That doesn’t totally preclude him landing a job for a UConn or Miami of Ohio, but he’s not exactly a hot commodity. Honestly, replacing him would not be overly difficult.

  4. ronm1963 says: Oct 30, 2013 12:45 AM

    @v2the4

    In naming former Wyoming coaches who went on to bigger things, you forgot or overlooked probably one of the greatest college coaches of all time — Bob Devaney. After five years at WU, where he posted a 35-10-5 record, he moved on to Nebraska, serving as head coach for 11 years.

    At NU he posted a career record of 101-20-2; won seven Big 8 conference titles and shared an 8th; went 6-3 in bowl games, and won two national championships.

    His 1971 team was the first in NCAA history to win 13 games in a season. It faced the nation’s Nos. 2, 3 and 4 rated teams that year and defeated all three. Devaney’s ’71 team has often been called the greatest college football team of all time.

    In 16 seasons as a head coach at the college level Devaney never posted a losing record.

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