Former University of New Hampshire receivers coach Derek Sage was hired by the Cowboys last week for the same position at University of Wyoming. Sage comes to the Pokes with eight years of college coaching experience. Head coach Dave Christensen said this about the hire:
“Derek (Sage) has been part of a very successful program at the University of New Hampshire, and has worked for some excellent coaches in his coaching career,” said Christensen. “We were looking for someone with experience coaching receivers. Derek not only has that experience as a coach, but he played tight end, himself, at the college level. He has great knowledge and experience coaching receivers in the spread offense. Derek also has west coast recruiting ties, which is another positive for our program. He is a very aggressive, enthusiastic young coach, who I know will bring a lot of energy to our program and our coaching staff.”
Sage will also coach tight ends at UW.
Wyoming’s receivers were better in 2009 than in 2008, however they still have a long way to go. So far UW has signed four wide receivers for its 2010 recruitment class and has verbal commitments from three others.
What do you think about the hiring of Derek Sage and how the receivers will look in 2010?