BOZEMAN — With spring football in full swing for Montana State, the Bobcats find themselves in a familiar situation to last year: a quarterback battle.
Speculation grew leading up to MSU’s opener to Western Illinois this past season as fans could only guess who the starting signal-caller would be. Troy Andersen took over the reins and shined, leading Montana State to an FCS playoff win over Incarnate Word before being knocked out in the second round to eventual champion North Dakota State.
But Andersen is now being moved back into the linebacker room, leaving the starting QB job up for grabs. So now the battle begins between guys like Tucker Rovig, who was the backup this past season, and Casey Bauman, among others. MSU offensive coordinator Matt Miller is ready to get to work to see who will rise to the occasion.
“I’m excited to see those guys go out there and compete every single day. I love them because they get along with each other, they want to push each other to be the best possible players they can be, they all care about Montana State and they all want to make this place the best it can be,” said Miller. “It should be an exciting quarterback battle going through the spring and probably through the summer and the fall, too. So those guys have their work cut out for them, but they are all up for the challenge.”
Perhaps fans will get more of a perspective of the quarterback battle during the annual Sonny Holland Spring Game on April 6.