BOZEMAN — As Ty Gregorak stood in Lewis Kidd’s living room near Minneapolis, Montana State’s defensive coordinator told Kidd he would start out playing whatever side of the ball he desired if he chose MSU.
Gregorak remembers thinking to himself that the 6-foot-6, then-270-pound standout from Totino-Grace High would provide good length for his Bobcat defense. But Gregorak also thought Kidd had the frame and aptitude to someday grown into an elite offensive lineman someday.
Kidd spent his redshirt season in Bozeman in 2016 playing on the defensive line. By last spring, Kidd switched to Josh Taufalele’s group for the Bobcats. By the middle portion of that 15-practice grind, Kidd was taking first-team repetitions at both guard and tackle. By the midpoint of last season, the now 295-pounder was a full-time starter on a young but physically imposing Bobcat line that helped Montana State become the first team since Cal Poly joined the Big Sky in 2012 other than the Mustangs to lead the league in rushing last season.
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