Big Sky Conference

Trio of young LBs soaking up 1st-team spring reps for Bobcats


BOZEMAN — Michael Jobman has the height, the length and the mass coveted by inside linebackers. The former Class B star also has a few top-notch mentors to teach him his new position.

For the next four weeks, maximizing the extra reps the third-year sophomore is receiving during Montana State’s ongoing spring football practices will be crucial for the Huntley Project product to master the Mike linebacker position.

Jobman, who backed up senior Grant Collins at Buck end last season, is currently MSU’s No. 1 Mike linebacker with junior Josh Hill, a two-year starter on the inside of defensive coordinator Ty Gregorak’s 3-4 defense, limited this off-season. Hill, a Kalispell Glacier product and former Class AA Defensive MVP, had shoulder surgery in the off-season.

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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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