Report: Wyoming to announce North Dakota State’s Bohl as football coach

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State head football coach Craig Bohl says he’s taken the program as far as he can and it’s time for someone else to take over the helm of the two-time Football Championship Subdivision winners.

Bohl is expected to be hired as the next coach at Wyoming. The school has scheduled a news conference at 7 p.m. EST Sunday “to make a major announcement.”

Bohl appeared Sunday morning on his weekly coach’s show on KXJB-TV. He said he planned to travel to Laramie, on Sunday and added “there is no perfect time” for a coaching change.

It’s not clear whether Bohl will continue to coach NDSU in the FCS playoffs. The Bison defeated Furman 38-7 Saturday in a second-round game.

Bison athletic director Gene Taylor did not return phone messages. School officials say he planned to address the media Sunday afternoon.

Wyoming fired coach Dave Christensen after five seasons last Sunday, after a 35-7 loss to Utah State capped a 5-7 season. He was 27-34 overall.

CBS Sports reported late Saturday that the 55-year-old Bohl would be announced during the Wyoming news conference. According to the CBS Sports report, Wyoming chose Bohl due to his “developing fierce teams and recruiting tough players,” something Athletic Director Tom Burman said earlier this week he planned to stress in his coaching search.

Wyoming’s defense was ranked near the bottom of the nation in multiple categories this season, including rushing (102nd), and passing (97th). Wyoming allowed 38.4 points per game in 2013.

This is the second FCS title-winning coach that Wyoming has hired after Joe Glenn, who won a national title with Montana. Glenn was fired in 2008 after which Christensen took over.

Bohl is 101-32 all-time with the Bison.

Information from the AP and CBS Sports was used in this report.


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