Cowboys look forward to unique offseason following spring slate

Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 11:33 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - While the FCS spring football season is set to wrap with a 16-team tournament which will be revealed next Sunday, it’s over for McNeese. The Cowboys closed out their spring slate over the weekend with a 27-13 loss to Sam Houston.

The Pokes have plenty of work to do before the fall like naming a defensive coordinator and finding a strength and conditioning coach. Both positions are expected to be filled in the coming weeks.

“We will make a decision here short term and announce where we are going to go with that position. We will solidify it and make it formal in naming a defensive coordinator,” said Cowboy coach Frank Wilson. “Our guys will start preparing for final exams in May and when they are finishing up we will have in place our strength and conditioning coach and begin the rigors of our program from a strength and conditioning standpoint.”

In addition, Wilson will have to overhaul the typical off-season workout schedule due to a short turnaround for the fall.

“For us, you would usually be concluding spring football at the end of April and so we are kind of reversing the order, so that the time off here will happen in the coming weeks,” Wilson admitted. “It will be their time for recovery and recuperation and rehab and things of that nature and we will be training in the month of May so that’s different for us, and it will give our strength and conditioning guy a chance to implement as well.”

With only 147 days separating the end of the spring season and the fall, the Pokes will have to beat the clock in order to be ready for kickoff on September 4.

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