BOZEMAN — Rob Ash wasn’t in the mood for a postmortem on this snowy Saturday night. But he did offer a glaringly obvious observation following Montana State’s 47-40 first-round playoff loss to South Dakota State.
BOZEMAN — Taylor Dees has fought the “undersized” stigma throughout his career at Montana State. At 6-foot-2 and 270 pounds, Dees lacks the girth and stature of a prototypical interior defensive lineman.
BOZEMAN — When it was over and the dust from a 54-29 loss to Eastern Washington had settled, Montana State defensive coordinator Jamie Marshall plopped down in the team bus, shuffled the music on his iPhone, and Daniel Powter’s hit song “Bad Day” began playing.
Montana State was assailed for buying its way out of a schedule game with FCS steamroller and reigning national champion North Dakota State prior to the 2013 season. The Bobcats were running scared, the cynics cried.
You don’t need to remind Montana State about the ramifications surrounding Saturday’s game at Eastern Washington.
It's been a season of numbers-crunching here on the blog. More, it seems, than in previous years. So let's keep it going, and take a look at the production of the Bobcats' pass defense.
For 14 years, Kane Ioane has been the one constant.
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.
BOZEMAN -- Montana State football coach Rob Ash has named Tim Cramsey as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Six days after losing 34-16 to Sam Houston State in the FCS playoff quarterfinals, coach Rob Ash and the Montana State Bobcats have their eyes on the offseason.
Montana State’s defense spent last week fortifying itself for the powerful, downhill running of the Stony Brook Seawolves.
Rob Ash has often described Montana State’s defensive philosophy as simple, straightforward and to-the-point.
BOZEMAN — You barely had time to blink.
Montana State adopted an appropriate mantra for the 2012 season: “Take the next step.”
BOZEMAN — The Montana State assistant coach responsible for recruiting such standout players as quarterback Denarius McGhee and All-American kicker Jason Cunningham is taking a job at North Texas.
Montana State defensive coordinator Jamie Marshall remembers when Mike Rider was far from football savvy.
When Montana State football coach Rob Ash gazes across the field on Saturday, two decades worth of memories will come rushing back to him.