"I've got a new favorite team this season...Anybody who beats Syracuse."
"They leave a hole in our 2009 schedule, so if you want to wish bad luck on somebody this year, wish bad luck on Syracuse," Glenn said. "They signed a contract to come to Laramie and play, and they didn't honor it so I'm putting all kinds of voodoo on them."
That was Wyoming head coach Joe Glenn in August 2007 after Syracuse bought-out their contractual obligation to play the Cowboys in 2009. Wyoming came to SU in 2006 and the Orange beat them 40-34 in double overtime. Instead of playing the second game in the home-and-home series, the Orange paid a $200K buyout and moved on to scheduling bigger and better teams...like Akron.
Sadly for Glenn, even if SU would have honored the agreement, he wouldn't have made it long enough to see the game happen anyway. He was fired this weekend after the Cowboys finished the season 4-8 and 1-7 in-conference.
The 59-year-old Glenn went 30-41 overall and 15-31 in conference. The Cowboys finished above .500 just once in Glenn's tenure, in 2004, when they went 7-5, finished fourth in the Mountain West and beat UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Yeah but who DOESN'T beat UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl?
Curiously enough, Wyoming has contracted the consulting firm Neinas Sports to handle the replacement search. That's the same firm Syracuse maybe, sorta, probably hired as well.
Joe, SU fans will miss you for...well, we won't really miss you at all. But we're sorry about the whole scheduling thing...let us know where you catch on, we'd love to sign a binding contract with you that we will eventually circumvent again...makes for great pullquotes.