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Montana State Bobcats’ newest coach Bob Cole brings in much needed experience

Posted at 11:33 PM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 01:33:06-05

BOZEMAN – On Wednesday the Montana State Bobcats football team announced a new hire.

Bob Cole, a division one coach for more than two decades, replaces the void left by running backs coach Michael Pitre, who left to take the same position at Oregon State. And Cole, who has spent time at some of the biggest programs in the country brings one key asset to the Bobcats: experience.

“He can go back and say, ‘I remember when this happened back in 2002 when I was at Utah State, I know not to do that now because I’ve had that happen to me’,” said MSU head coach Jeff Choate. “And right now we don’t have a lot of that on our offensive staff.”

But there is another element to Cole that Choate loved when the two worked together at Utah State – creativity. Cole, the new pass-game coordinator, sees the game a different way than most and isn’t afraid to put in new, fresh schemes.

“I think the one thing we need on offense is some swagger and I think Bob has that quality,” said Choate. “And he’s a guy who has seen a lot.”