Wyoming to take time replacing recently departed coach

The Wyoming Cowboys football team has a void to fill on its coaching staff, following the departure of wide receivers coach Kenni Burns, who abruptly resigned from his position last week.

However, rather than rush to find a new positional coach, Wyoming has decided to wait until after the upcoming season to name a replacement.

Instead of making a new hire, the school says they “will restructure responsibilities on his current coaching staff to account for Burns’ resignation, and will conduct a national search for a new assistant coach following completion of the 2015 season.”

The decision was announced in a press release from the school.

“We appreciate Coach Burns’ important contributions to our football program, as well as his expressions of support for the future success of the program,” athletic director Tom Burman said. “We wish him the best in his coaching career.”

Burns had been a part of head coach Craig Bohl’s staff for the previous five years — four at North Dakota State and one at Wyoming — so it will be interesting to see where Bohl looks for his new hire.

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Isaiah McKenzie sends touching message to Mark Richt
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