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George Ferguson Column: Hauck plus Choate brings new fuel to the Cat-Griz fire

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November 14, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Saturday's 118th Brawl of the Wild will mark Bobby Hauck's return to the rivalry, a rivalry he and Montana State head coach Jeff Choate are extremely passionate about. For more Cat-Griz coverage, see Thursday and Friday's Havre Daily News.

The Cat-Griz rivalry doesn’t need more spicing up. It doesn’t need more flare, more drama or more hate.

But need it or not, the 2018 Brawl of the Wild got some gasoline dumped on the fire that is the Cat-Griz rivalry when one Bobby Hauck was hired back as Montana’s head coach last December.

Similarly, the Bobcats got that same flame added to the rivalry when they hired Jeff Choate three years ago.

From the get-go, Choate understood the rivalry. He played at UM-Western, so he was around the state on the third Saturday in November for his college years, and while he was a Bulldog, he...

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