Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl announced Saturday that two players have decided to leave the Cowboys. Citing personal reasons for the departures, Bohl confirmed senior offensive tackle Walker Madden and junior linebacker Devin McKenna each came to the decision to leave the program.
The loss of Madden means Wyoming will be without a linebacker who started 10 games last season, but the Cowboys still have the top three linebackers in total tackles from 2013 coming back this season. Senior Jordan Stanton led the team in total tackles in 2013, senior Mark Nzeocha was third on the team and sophomore Lucas Wacha was fifth on the team in total tackles.
McKenna was a walk-on lineman who joined the team last fall following a transfer from Sacred Heart College in Connecticut. He did not appear in any games for the Cowboys last season.
It is not known at this time if the players are seeking a transfer with the hopes of landing on a new team in time for the fall, although each would have eligibility remaining to do so.
LOS ANGELES – Former Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo is joining UCLA’s coaching staff as director of leadership.
The school said in an announcement Friday that Niumatalolo will serve as an advisor to the Bruins’ football staff and players.
Niumatalolo led Navy for 15 years and was the winningest coach in school history at 109-83. The Midshipmen, however, finished with losing records the past three seasons, including 4-8 the past two.
Navy played in 10 bowl games under Niumatalolo. He also was the only coach to win his first eight games in the storied Army-Navy rivalry.
TROY, Ala. — Jon Sumrall agreed to a new four-year contract as Troy’s coach after leading the Trojans to a Sun Belt Conference championship and national ranking in his debut season.
The school announced the deal, which runs through 2026, but didn’t release details.
The Trojans went 12-2 and won their final 11 games, second only to national champion Georgia, including the league championship game and the Cure Bowl against UTSA. For the first time, they finished a season ranked, ending up 19th in The Associated Press Top 25.
“When we appointed Coach Sumrall in December 2021, we challenged him to return Troy football to the top of the Sun Belt Conference,” Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. said. “It didn’t take long, as the 2022 season was the best in our FBS history.”
Troy held all 14 of its opponents to under their season average in scoring, beating UTSA 18-12. The Trojans beat Coastal Carolina 45-26 in the Sun Belt title game.
“Last year was an amazing accomplishment for everyone associated with Troy football and was the product of relentless effort from our players and staff, athletic administration and university leaders,” Sumrall said.