Wyoming has been on quite the roller coaster when it comes to the quarterback position this past year. That still holds to be true but luckily for coach Craig Bohl and his offensive staff the cars seem to be moving upwards. The same could be said for Cameron Coffman who is leaving Indiana University for the University of Wyoming.
The current quarterback situation entering the fall for the Pokes looks to be manned by senior Colby Kirkegaard. Luckily for Coffman, after next season the position is wide open. Coffman will sit out this coming season due to NCAA transfer rules but will have one year remaining to hopefully lead the Cowboys.
Coffman is a 6'2", 205-pounder out of Peculiar, Missouri. He comes from a well documented sports family with all siblings and father being ex-college or professional athletes. His father is Paul Coffman, who was a star tight end at Kansas State before enjoying a 10-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. He has three older siblings who played college athletics in Chase (Missouri), Carson (Kansas State) and Camille (Wyoming). Chase (named after his father's hometown of Chase, Kansas) played for both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Atlanta Falcons.
With his sister being a volleyball player at Wyoming from 2009-2012, Cameron is quite familiar with Laramie. With that said, this was not Cameron's first rodeo with the Cowboys. He was recruited by ex-Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen (who also coached Chase at Missouri) and even took an official visit to Laramie. Outside of Wyoming, Coffman also considered such schools like Arizona State, Iowa State, Kansas State and Nebraska. In the end he didn't end up at any of those universities but chose to attend Arizona Western C.C. for a season before signing with Indiana.
While at Indiana, Coffman had a stellar sophomore season and threw for 2,734 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 11 ball games. The 2,734 passing yards were good enough for second in the Big Ten. He also was third on Indiana’s all-time list in single-season completion percentage, and fourth in passing yards, completions and attempts.
The following season wouldn't be so kind to him, as he was replaced by two sophomores in Nate Sudfeld and Tre Roberson. Both were bigger and faster than he was. With the lack of playing time and only one more season available to him, he decided his best option was to find a school that would give him a good shot to be the starter for his senior season.
The Wyoming staff started to touch base with him in March and on the weekend of May 9th, he took his "second" official visit to the Wyoming campus.
With Coffman having to sit out a season, he will use that time to get stronger and to learn Wyoming's new West Coast offense. He played strictly from the shot-gun at Indiana in the spread. He does have under the center experience from his high school days.
Even though he passed on the chance of becoming a Cowboy out of high school, that doesn't diminish the opportunity he has before him now to lead the Cowboys in the future. He also gets one last chance to show his sophomore season wasn't a fluke and that he still has what it takes to lead a program to new heights.