In the wake of two straight losses in which the Wyoming Cowboys gave up more than 50 points, Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen has fired defensive coordinator Chris Tormey effective immediately. Wyoming is still 4-4 on the year but has allowed 31.6 points per game (39.3 in conference play), and the Cowboys looked plain lost on defense in last week's defeat at San Jose State.
Jamar Cain, a first-year defensive line coach, has been named the interim defensive coordinator.
There are rumblings that Tormey's swift departure might be part of a deeper discord in Laramie, to the point that this saga may only be at its start:
I say interesting because there have been all sorts of rumblings re: Wyoming the past few weeks. More could happen...— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) October 29, 2013
Football Scoop declines to mention what that "more" could be but perhaps it's time to look at Christensen himself, as he hasn't exactly put Tormey or his defense in position to succeed over the past few years:
Talked with a source at Wyoming yesterday, who said Christensen has changed defensive schemes 4 times (arguably 5) since 2009.— Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) October 29, 2013
Wyoming is on a bye week this week as a home date with unbeaten Fresno State looms on Nov. 9.