Rob Ash rolled home from a 540-mile in-state recruiting jaunt on icy, snow-packed roads at about 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Move beyond last year’s numbers if you can. No. 11 Montana is pinning its chances this week on separate statistics altogether.
Injuries started biting the Bobcats before the season even began. Before fall camp began, for that matter. Na'a Moeakiola. Aleksei Grosulak. Preston Gale. Tanner Roderick. Craig Ashworth. Several key starters are on the shelf just two weeks into the season.
Montana State has spent a staggering 29 consecutive weeks ranked in the Top 10 of the FCS poll. With 30 victories combined in the past three seasons, the Bobcats have built a juggernaut.
BOZEMAN — Montana State linebacker and former Billings Central standout Aleksei Grosulak has retired from football due to injury.
It’s rare when coaches Mick Delaney and Rob Ash appear at the same offseason media event, especially when it’s not in conjunction with the Big Sky Conference.
The Big Sky Conference is putting on its annual Summer Kickoff event right now in Park City, Utah. This gives the media the one-time-a-year chance to have access to every coach and one player representative from each of the league's 13 teams in one spot. (Maybe we should attend one of these …
I’m a little late getting around to this -- I was going to write this last week right after the Midland Roundtable Athlete of the Year banquet, but other assignments got in the way. At any rate, here are some thoughts on Bobcats football recruit Jacob Stanton:
When you think about Billings Central athletics over the past four years, Jacob Stanton and Sammy Elliott undoubtedly come to mind.
Kane Ioane has seen it all at Montana State, from when the football program was erased like a chalkboard and rebuilt from scratch when he came in as a freshman in 2000, all the way to 2012 when it won more games than it had in nearly 30 years.
We're one day closer to kickoff for the 112th meeting between Montana and Montana State -- the biggest event in our great state every year.
BOZEMAN — You barely had time to blink.
First-year Montana coach Mick Delaney said he was brought to tears after the Grizzlies beat South Dakota 35-24 last Saturday in Missoula.
We got some good feedback over the course of the last week with regard to our new Mailbag feature here on the blog. I separated the most poignant questions and gave my best shot to answer them below.
It was an interesting spring practice season at Montana State. Among their goals, the Bobcats came in looking to seriously evaluate four new starters along the offensive line in addition to breaking in a new offensive coordinator in Kevin McGiven.
Minot State at No. 5 Montana State
The Bobcats weren't expecting this until the season opener in 2012, but it's true. Linebacker Aleksei Grosulak will make his anticipated return to the field tomorrow when MSU hosts Minot State.
On the surface, one player made the difference.
NOTE: This is the seventh installment of a nine-part series in which we project the Top 10 players at each position in advance of the 2011 Big Sky Conference football season -- summer transfers be damned!
The average player would balk at the notion. But there's nothing average about Aleksei Grosulak's determination.