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Wyoming adds longtime DC Bill Young to defensive staff

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Earlier this week, Wyoming announced that it had relieved defensive coordinator Chris Tormey of his duties.

Three days later, the experienced defensive cavalry has arrived for the Cowboys.

Head coach Dave Christensen announced via a press release that Bill Young has been hired as a defensive quality control staff member.  For his time with the Cowboys, which will run through the end of the 2013 season, Young will be paid $12,000 along with lodging and a courtesy car, the release stated.

“I am extremely excited to have Bill Young join our program,” said Christensen.  “I believe he will be a valuable asset to our staff as we prepare for the stretch run this season,” said Christensen.  “I have coached against Bill, and I know first hand what an outstanding defensive coach he has been over his career.

“The NCAA sets limitations on how many coaches you can have on your staff, and what duties those coaches may be involved in.  As a quality control staff member, Bill will be involved in assisting our coaches in analyzing opponents and making suggestions as we develop game plans.  We are excited to tap into his many years of experience as we enter the final four games of the regular season.”

Christensen and his Cowboys will most certainly be getting one of the most experienced defensive minds in the game.

Young’s 37-year coaching career has included stops as a coordinator at Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC, Kansas, Miami (Fla.) and Oklahoma State.  His last job was at the latter school, which ended this past January due to a mutual decision between himself and OSU head coach Mike Gundy.

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3 Responses to “Wyoming adds longtime DC Bill Young to defensive staff”
  1. mogogo1 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:06 PM

    Interesting. Assuming that Young wasn’t comfortable stepping straight into the DC job with a team he’d never been around? Or was there potentially some terms of his severance from OK State saying he couldn’t coach above a certain capacity for some length of time? Either way, doubtful his long term plan is to work for $12,000 a year.

  2. sssjim7 says: Nov 1, 2013 7:30 PM

    It’s hunting season here… a nice lodging near the action with a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get there (not to mention 12K cash for a months’ work with no pressure) … not a bad gig :)

  3. v2the4 says: Nov 1, 2013 11:28 PM

    agree with sssjim…or besides hunting and heading up to yellowstone, he was probably itching to get back into coaching in some capacity, and this gives him an easy 12k, and he will possibly be named as the DC next season…..

    gotta wonder how Mike Gundy ran him off as DC at Okie St…..Gundy seems to lose a lot of coaches

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