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Technology helping MSU-N head coach Andrew Rolin stay connected with his Lights during this time of crisis


Last updated 4/14/2020 at 7:47am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern head coach Andrew Rolin talks to his team after a practice before the start of the 2019 last August. While Rolin remains optimistic that there will be a 2020 season this fall, right now, he can only stay connected with his players through technologies like Zoom and smart phones because the COVID-19 epidemic has not only forced the cancellation of Northern's spring ball, but also required the remainder of the school year to be moved to remote learning. Northern would be in their second week of spring ball right now.

It doesn't feel much like spring outside, but the Montana State University-Northern football team would still love to be on the practice field running through what would be their second week of spring drills.

However, that's not possible this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so Northern head coach Andrew Rolin, his staff, and the current Lights' roster have been forced to adapt.

And adapt the Lights have, in many ways.

First and foremost, the Northern football team isn't just missing spring ball, the Lights players are missing the remainder of the spring semester on campus, and dista...

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