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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