Craig Bohl

University of Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl addresses team after the spring game at Jonah Field at War Memorial in Laramie on Saturday. The Brown team beat the Gold team 14-9. Troy Babbitt/For WyoSports

LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming football program has hired Jay Sawvel, formerly the defensive coordinator at both Minnesota and Wake Forest, as its defensive coordinator, head coach Craig Bohl announced in a release Thursday.

Sawvel replaces Jake Dickert, who accepted the defensive coordinator position at Washington State in mid-January.

Michael Katz covers the University of Wyoming for WyoSports. He can be reached at or 307-755-3325. Follow him on Twitter at @michaellkatz.

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I hope Coach Bohl can make this menagerie of defensive coaches into a tough, high performing team. If they all show up and gel like Marty English did at CSU the Cowboy's defense will need lots of work. Coach Bohl has a big challenge ahead.

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