George Ferguson Column: Choate staying means excitement in Bozeman, consternation in Missoula

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Last updated 1/14/2021 at 7:57am

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Jeff Choate, left and Bobby Hauck shake hands before the 2019 Cat-Griz game in Bozeman. Choate, who is 4-0 against the Grizzlies, recently was a finalist for the head coaching job at Boise State.

I don’t know if there’s going to be a Big Sky spring football season or not. Somewhere deep down, I kind of have my doubts. But I do know that when the Montana State Bobcats do take the field again, they’ll still have their beloved head coach.

And for the Cat-Griz rivalry, on at least one side, there’s jubilation. Yes, MSU fans don’t want Choate to leave because, let’s face it, MSU fans really, really care about sticking it to the Griz. And no head coach in MSU history is doing that at a better clip than Choate. How could that be you say? MSU has had some legendary head coaches...

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