Rob Ash's eighth season as coach at Montana State commences Saturday, and there’s guarded optimism in the air rather than the full-on certainty of past years.
For a split second, Shawn Johnson waits. Any less and he’ll be tackled. Any more and he’ll miss his chance. Then, a crease opens. And with a shake of the hips, a juke of the shoulders, Johnson is off to the races.
A football team looks different with each new season, but at Montana State in 2014 it's really going to look different. The losses of QB DeNarius McGhee, RB Cody Kirk, WR Tanner Bleskin and DE Brad Daly present a challenge to coach Rob Ash, his staff, and the players to mitigate those subtra…
Rob Ash rolled home from a 540-mile in-state recruiting jaunt on icy, snow-packed roads at about 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The Bobcats started the year ranked No. 2 in the nation and on a mission to live up to high expectations, make a deep playoff run and contend for a national title. And those were legit goals for a team that had won 30 games and made three playoff appearances the previous three seasons.
This is certain: The team the Grizzlies face in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs will be a 10-game winner with a conference title under its belt.
BOZEMAN — The Montana Grizzlies never wavered in the face of the turmoil, hardship and difficulty they experienced on and off the field in 2012.
Game day has arrived. Montana and Montana State will clash for 113th time today at Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman. Kickoff is at noon.
BOZEMAN — Cat-Griz week is met with tons of emotion and plenty of hype. No matter the implications, a victory is huge for whichever team can get it.
Montana State must beat Montana for any chance to extend its season with a playoff berth. And even then it’s not a given.
It was the fall of 2008, and Brock Coyle had a decision to make.
As Cody Kirk goes, so goes Montana State's offense. DeNarius McGhee is a great triggerman at quarterback, obviously. But when Kirk, Shawn Johnson and the Bobcats' running game is going good, their offense is especially tough to contain.
No matter the situation, Cody Kirk wants the football in his hands. And when Montana State turns to Kirk, greatness unfolds.
BOZEMAN -- DeNarius McGhee took the blame.
This one is big.
This week, Montana State's defense is under a heavy microscope. Truth be told, how the Bobcats' D performs against Eastern Washington on Saturday will probably be the difference between a win and a loss.
Montana State and Eastern Washington emerged with victories Saturday. But what should have been sure-fire wins turned tense (at times).
Good teams find ways to win no matter the circumstances.
OGDEN, Utah — Rob Ash was living his worst nightmare.
Now a senior, DeNarius McGhee has governed Montana State’s offense immeasurably throughout his career.