Wyoming wide receivers coach Kenni Burns is no longer part of the Cowboys staff, according to sources.
Burns completed his first season with the Cowboys in 2014 after coming to Wyoming along with head coach Craig Bohl from North Dakota State. Burns coached the Bison’s wide receivers for four seasons and served as the recruiting coordinator for ’12 and ’13 as well.
Under Bohl and Burns, North Dakota State won FCS national titles in 2011, ’12 and ’13. The Bison ranked 10th in scoring offense and 14th in total offense in ’13, led by wide receiver Zach Vraa’s 1,191-yard season.
Wyoming racked up 2,733 receiving yards in 2014 with four different players catching over 20 passes.
Burns’s coaching career began in 2007 when he worked with the running backs at Millersville University after playing running back at Indiana. He then spent the next two years coaching tight ends at Southern Illinois before catching on with Bohl at North Dakota State.
In Bohl’s first season as a head coach at the FBS level, he led Wyoming to a 4-8 record, highlighted a 45-17 victory over Mountain West West Division champion Fresno State. The Cowboys return 10 starters in 2015, including quarterback Colby Kirkegaard and their top two rushers.