Conference Media days have become something of a 3 ring circus or, if I may, a box of chocolates. Hey- you really never know what you're gonna get. Long ago, it was late night pet tricks and now, in lieu of stand up comedy, comes Campus insider's Bonnie Berstein with Wyoming defensive end Eddie Yarbrough and running back Shaun Wick .
Yarbrough was amusing (he has the same taste in music as Bonnie Bernstein), played the ukelele and was quite genuine. When asked about his goals as captain for his senior season Yarbrough spoke of leadership:
"I just want our team to reach our full potential," Yarbrough said. "If I can do that as a leader and captain of the team I would leave my legacy, and leave my legacy proud at the university of Wyoming."
One of the more interesting aspects of media days in general is that players who compete on the field get to spend time together off the field. This can lead to affability or even spark the competitive spirit. Shaun Wick addressed this during an interview.
"As competitive as I am, all I want to do is play some football against all of these guys," Wick explains. "They're cool and all but, they are my enemies."
Wyoming is a program building momentum and that still has hurdles to overcome. They will need strong leadership and competitive attitudes to improve between the lines in 2015. Can Yarbrough and Wick provide the foundation?