Big Sky Conference

Revolving Bobcat linebacker corps faces stout test in Cal Poly triple option attack

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BOZEMAN — Montana State has had a revolving door at all three of its true linebacker positions this fall. Regardless of what lineup rolls out on Saturdays, MSU linebackers coach and defensive coordinator Ty Gregorak has had one basic challenge to his still in progress group all season.

Read, react, run and hit.

“That seems to be my challenge every week,” Gregorak said. “We have to come downhill and smack some people. We have to get more production out of our second level of defense. We have to go produce. This is a production based business.”

That production will be challenged full force on Saturday at Bobcat Stadium. Cal Poly, the leading rushing team in the Big Sky every season except last season since joining the league in 2012, brings its vaunted triple option attack to Bozeman to challenge a Bobcat defense with a linebacker unit that looks more like a medical ward.

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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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