BOZEMAN — This was the Dakota Prukop the Bobcats are counting on — the one that transformed his game so considerably from last season that the coaches had no choice but to name him the starting quarterback.
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.
BOZEMAN -- Dakota Prukop looks you in the eye when he speaks. Maybe that’s the way he’ll play quarterback: Confident, concise and without hesitation.
A juggernaut has sent a clear message to the Big Sky Conference. Eastern Washington is picking up right where it left off.
BOZEMAN — The rehab is over, the pain is gone, and the only things left are a wide smile and a renewed hunger for Montana State linebacker Na’a Moeakiola.
BOZEMAN -- Montana State’s Tanner Roderick has moved from quarterback back to wide receiver and will enter fall camp as the starter at the ‘Z’ receiver position.
It's not the only spring position battle at Montana State, but it's the most important one. And the question will be asked from now until fall camp: Who will be the Bobcats' next starting quarterback?
BOZEMAN -- Montana State has hired Cody Kempt as wide receivers coach and Michael Pitre as running backs coach, the school announced Monday.
Some leftovers from a busy Signing Day:
Montana State reopened its Lone Star pipeline to acquire eight new football players from Texas on National Signing Day. The Bobcats also received letters of intent from five in-state recruits.
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.
BOZEMAN — The Montana Grizzlies never wavered in the face of the turmoil, hardship and difficulty they experienced on and off the field in 2012.
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.
Rob Ash was struggling to wrap his head around how Montana State tripped over its own tail in a must-win game against Southern Utah, so he put off discussing the annual clash with archrival Montana.
BOZEMAN -- DeNarius McGhee took the blame.