Bohl to leave NDSU

North Dakota State coach Craig Bohl accepts coaching position at Wyoming.

After winning two consecutive national championships, North Dakota State football coach Craig Bohl is leaving.

After rumors surfaced of Bohl potentially leaving NDSU for a coaching position at the University of Wyoming on Saturday evening, Bohl appeared on television Sunday morning on the “Craig Bohl Show” — confirming his departure.

NDSU Athletic Director Gene Taylor confirmed at a press conference Sunday afternoon that Bohl had accepted the coaching position at Wyoming, and NDSU would begin its search for coaching candidates to replace Bohl. Final decisions on the process have not yet been set.

Taylor confirmed the University of Wyoming is paying $100,000 to buy-out Bohl’s contract and that he has a one-year ban on taking recruits committed to NDSU to a new school.

It was decided by the team captains that Bohl would stay at NDSU for the duration of the season.

“After meeting with the team, a lot of emotion in the room as you can imagine,” Taylor said. “But we had a lot of good discussion in regards to the future and the timeline of the replacement of coach Bohl.”

Taylor said he and Bohl had talked about other potential opportunities in the past and knew this day was coming, and has no hard feelings regarding Bohl’s departure.