Wyoming lost just seven seniors from its 2 10 campaign in 2015, with running back Shaun Wick returning after recently receiving a medical hardship waiver, which grants him an extra year of eligibility. UW coach Craig Bohl particularly noted Wyoming's backfield while meeting with media for the first time this spring. "I'm really pleased with how our running back situation looked while we were just in jerseys today," Bohl said. "(Brian Hill's) up to over 220 pounds and looks really lean and running well. I think he can even add some more muscle mass." Hill broke Wyoming's single season rushing record last year by amassing 1,631 yards, shattering the previous mark of 1,455 set by Ryan Christopherson in 1994. And then there's Wick the elder statesman of the bunch,Cheap Jerseys china who is in UW's top 10 in career rushing, as is Hill along with several talented young players. The Pokes return experience at nearly every position, which is simply another cause for optimism. "It's probably more encouraging, too, because we have so many guys coming back on the defensive side; same with the offense," Wacha said. "Guys know what they're doing. It's exciting because the future's bright." The primary spots to fill will be defensive end, with senior starters Eddie Yarbrough and Siaosi Hala'api'api graduating; and defensive tackle, with junior Uso Olive leaving the program for personal reasons. For the younger players looking to fill those roles, experiencing a bit of success against UNLV certainly didn't hurt. "I think beyond the win, there was a really good resolve that we want to be better," Bohl said. "Last year was unacceptable around here. It was unacceptable for me, it was unacceptable for those players. "For them, it was great to win at the end. It showed that our guys stayed in the fight, but there's also a mark there that this is a really good league and the level of commitment and execution to be able to play and win in this league is high and the bar's got to be raised. I thought the offseason work was exceptional, and it carried through today." Wyoming will return to the practice field Thursday. On Saturday, the Pokes will wear pads for the first time this spring. Certainly, they're looking forward to that. But Tuesday was a nice change of pace. "It's really good to be out there," Bohl said. "Our guys have had a really good offseason this winter. Always with the first practice there's good and bad, but there was more good today than there has been the last couple years on our first spring day. I'm excited about that."TUESDAY: Wyoming took the field for its first of 15 spring practices, the last of which will be the spring game on April 23. OPTIMISTIC POKES: The Cowboys ended the 2015 season with a win over UNLV on Nov. 28. That bit of success helped propel them into the offseason. HE SAID IT: "It's really good to be out there. Our guys have had a really good offseason this winter. Always with the first practice there's good and bad, but there was more good today than there has been the last couple years on our first spring day. I'm excited about that." UW coach Craig Bohl.