Team preview: Wyoming

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 28, 2004
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The winds howled, the temperatures plunged and the snow pummeled the high plains of Laramie, Wyo., long before Joe Glenn arrived as head football coach with his own bottled brand of sunshine.

No doubt the inclement meteorological forces will continue long after he leaves.

But never had the fortunes of the football team slipped so low for so long as the miserable three-year stretch preceding Glenn's hiring after the 2002 season. It wasn't Glenn's fault he suffered the first losing season in 19 years as a head coach. Wyoming was once regarded as a cradle of coaches, but the combined six-year reign of eras by Dana Dimel and Vic Koenning would have made it one of the least attractive jobs in the country even if the weather were as nice as San Diego's.