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Rovig regains confidence, battles way back into QB competition


BOZEMAN — Jeff Choate has made no secret about the fact that the Montana State football coaching staff was well aware of Chris Murray’s academic struggles.

Toward the end of spring drills in Bozeman, in April, the Bobcats shifted to giving redshirt freshman Tucker Rovig the majority of the starter snaps at quarterback despite the fact that Murray entered 2018 with 16 straight starts under his belt. Rovig, a 6-foot-5, 205-pounder out of Mountain View High in Meridian, Idaho just outside of Boise, did not rise to the occasion. Instead, Rovig struggled with his footwork, his accuracy, his arm strength, and most of all his confidence.

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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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