Cowboys hire Bill Young

University of Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen announced on Friday that Bill Young, a former defensive coordinator at Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC, Kansas, Miami (Fla.) and Oklahoma State has been hired as a Defensive Quality Control staff member with the Cowboy Football program. Young will join the Cowboy staff on Monday.

Young has coached in 19 bowl games during his career, most recently in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl with Oklahoma State. In 2007 as the defensive coordinator at Kansas, Young was one of five finalists for the Frank Broyles Award, which is presented each year to College Football's Assistant Coach of the Year. One of the other five finalists that year was Christensen, who was the offensive coordinator at Missouri at that time.

"I am extremely excited to have Bill Young join our program," said Christensen. "I believe he will be a valuable asset to our staff as we prepare for the stretch run this season," said Christensen. "I have coached against Bill, and I know first hand what an outstanding defensive coach he has been over his career.

"The NCAA sets limitations on how many coaches you can have on your staff, and what duties those coaches may be involved in. As a quality control staff member, Bill will be involved in assisting our coaches in analyzing opponents and making suggestions as we develop game plans. We are excited to tap into his many years of experience as we enter the final four games of the regular season."

Young will be paid $12,000, plus lodging and a courtesy car during his contract, which is set to run through the end of the 2013 season.

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