Big Sky Breakdown

For coaches, first rivalry memories last a lifetime

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Jerome Souers remembers watching the rivalry between Montana State and Montana for the first time 30 years ago.

Northern Arizona’s 18th-year head coach was the running backs coach on Don Read’s at Division II Portland State at the time. The Vikings had matchups against seven Big Sky Conference teams that season, including MSU and UM. Souers and the staff put the 1984 Cat-Griz game film on to study.

Jerome Souers remembers watching the rivalry between Montana State and Montana for the first time 30 years ago.

Northern Arizona’s 18th-year head coach was the running backs coach on Don Read’s at Division II Portland State at the time. The Vikings had matchups against seven Big Sky Conference teams that season, including MSU and UM. Souers and the staff put the 1984 Cat-Griz game film on to study.

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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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