Versatility, experimentation themes of MSU defense this spring


Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series breaking down Montana State’s offense and defense. The Bobcats participate in their first week of spring football with practices the mornings of March 6 and March 8. Brooks Nuanez reported this story.  

BOZEMAN — During their two and a half years together, Jeff Choate and Ty Gregorak have revamped Montana State’s once-dismal defense by reinvigorating an attitude of toughness that served as the Bobcats’ trademark under Jim Sweeney, Mike Kramer and every head coach in between.

While cultivating a mindset and returning to a smash mouth style have been crucial, the flexibility with putting their athletes in a position to succeed has also served the defensive minded coaches well.

With MSU’s second week of spring drills set to commence on Monday, an exercise in experimentation will play out once again.

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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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