Griz will use spring ball to shape fresh offensive line


Chad Germer knows that trying to single out individual members of an offensive line is a dangerous and typically useless task.

“That position, I think the leadership always comes from the group,” Germer, Montana’s offensive line coach, said Wednesday after the Grizzlies’ second spring practice. “The better they are as a cohesive [unit], the more leadership they bring to the team, and I expect that to happen. I think that’s kind of the norm, the better they are as a group, the more other players and other parts of the team are going to look to them.”

That’s a lesson Germer hopes his linemen take to heart this year, as he tries to mold an essentially new starting offensive front out of scratch for the Grizzlies.

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Andrew Houghton is a freelance journalist living in Missoula. Lacey Young is the photo editor of the Montana Kaimin. All Rights Reserved. 

About Andrew Houghton

Andrew Houghton grew up in Washington, DC. He graduated from the University of Montana journalism school in December 2015 and spent time working on the sports desk at the Daily Tribune News in Cartersville, Georgia, before moving back to Missoula and becoming a part of Skyline Sports in early 2018.

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