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.