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By Scott Nulph

Best thing about UW football is its youth


December 7, 2016

COURTESY/ SHANNON BRODERICK/ Boomerang photographer

Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen (17) hands the ball off to running back Brian Hill during Saturday's Mountain West Championship at War Memorial Stadium.

The last time the University of Wyoming football program had as much positive energy surrounding it as it does today, "Independence Day" – the first one – was the top movie, the Macarena was something we hadn't started making fun of yet, and the 1996 Cowboys were in the midst of a 10-1 season.

Joe Tiller was the coach of that team before heading for Purdue when it was over.

Tiller, despite the acrimonious ending in Laramie, had such a soft spot for the Cowboy State that he settled in the northwest part of the state upon retiring from coaching.

Talking with the former Cowboys coach last...

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