Montana State

‘Cats searches for groove following bye


BOZEMAN — Win, lose or draw, Jeff Choate’s ability to teach articulately and his passion for football almost always shows through when speaks about his Montana State Bobcats.

Following Montana State’s 34-17 home loss to No. 5 Eastern Washington, Choate seemed at a loss for words. His post-game press conference lasted about half of its normal duration, his answers short and to the point and his voice devoid of its normal energetic enthusiasm.

“I was probably about as down as I have been in a long, long time and our players were too,” Choate said during his weekly news conference the following Monday. “Our locker room was really somber. It was a tough loss.

“We’ve had this ongoing conversation about how do we measure up against some of the better teams in the Big Sky Conference and clearly, we did not measure up in a way that was going to allow us to win that game on Saturday.”

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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