Montana State Spring Football

Frazier’s wide receiver ‘expertise’ caught Choate’s eye

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BBOZEMAN, Montana — With an opening on a staff that has been influx throughout the off-season, Jeff Choate had a decision to make.

Matt Miller coached wide receivers at Montana State for 30 games in his first full-time assistant coaching job. With four games left in the regular-season, Choate demoted Brian Armstrong from offensive coordinator, let go of veteran passing game coordinator Bob Cole and promoted the 27-year-old Miller to OC.

That left MSU without a full-time wide receivers coach. But the Bobcats still managed to win their final three regular-season games to earn a spot in the FCS playoffs, then defeated Incarnate Word for the program’s first playoff win since 2014. With Miller calling the plays, Montana State’s wide receivers, particularly transcendently athletic Travis Jonsen, asserted themselves in an offense built around battering ram running quarterback Troy Andersen.

With Miller’s promotion permanent and a spot open on the offensive side of the ball, Choate found himself with plenty of options.

BBOZEMAN, Montana — With an opening on a staff that has been influx throughout the off-season, Jeff Choate had a decision to make.

Matt Miller coached wide receivers at Montana State for 30
games in his first full-time assistant coaching job. With four games left in
the regular-season, Choate demoted Brian Armstrong from offensive coordinator,
let go of veteran passing game coordinator Bob Cole and promoted the
27-year-old Miller to OC.

That left MSU without a full-time wide receivers coach. But
the Bobcats still managed to win their final three regular-season games to earn
a spot in the FCS playoffs, then defeated Incarnate Word for the program’s
first playoff win since 2014. With Miller calling the plays, Montana State’s
wide receivers, particularly transcendently athletic Travis Jonsen, asserted
themselves in an offense built around battering ram running quarterback Troy
Andersen.

With Miller’s promotion permanent and a spot open on the
offensive side of the ball, Choate found himself with plenty of options.

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