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Idaho State throws out defensive game plan ahead of Montana State Bobcats

Posted at 11:09 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-27 01:17:28-04

POCATELLO, Idaho – There was a big shakeup earlier this week in the Montana State football program when head coach Jeff Choate announced that wide receivers coach Matt Miller had been promoted to the offensive coordinator. With a new leader comes new changes and no one really knows what to expect from this Bobcat offense on Saturday when Montana State plays at Idaho State.

“I’m just going to throw everything out the window because they made changes (Monday). I can tell you they have a great quarterback, a great receiver, some great offensive lineman. But right now we don’t know what we’re going to get,” said Idaho State coach Rob Phenicie. “Like I said, I can take our whole defensive report and I can throw it out the window.”

The Bobcats let go of quarterback coach Bob Cole and put former former offensive coordinator Brian Armstrong in charge of tight ends. MSU now has the element of surprise on its side and that can play a critical role early in the game against an unknowing Idaho State defense.

“We may have to take a quarter, quarter and a half to settle in and see what their plan is, what major changes are they going to make, because they are going to make major changes,” said Phenicie.

The Bobcats will look to unveil an improved offense inside Holt Arena when they kick off against the Idaho State Bengals at 3:30 p.m.