MISSOULA — There's just one more week until the Montana Grizzlies take the field on the road at South Dakota for their first game of the 2019 football season.
Many groups, like the wide receivers and secondary, have a good amount of experience coming into 2019, but one group in particular is returning three guys who all saw the field last season, the tight ends.
Colin Bingham, Matt Rensvold and Bryson Deming all saw snaps in 2018 and are expected to see more time and make a bigger impact this season.
Head coach Bobby Hauck says the more options on the field, the better for this 2019 offense.
"We want to be multiple on the offensive side, and that includes personnel groups. So, the more you feel good about putting a number of receivers or the more you feel good about putting a number of tight ends on the field, that allows you to be more multiple. When you add fullbacks or running backs or another tight end or another receiver and change your look, it's harder on defenses.," said Hauck.
The lone senior from that group, Bingham, said he's ready for the first week and has been enjoying seeing all the tight ends do well on Saturdays.
"It's always fun when you can get a lot of your dudes on the field with you, a lot of guys you know really well and who you have a good chemistry with. Bryson and Matt, I've played a lot of games with them last year and even throughout spring ball and throughout this fall. We just really know how we all play and communicate with each other and it makes our jobs easier and it's really fun just watching those guys succeed," said Bingham.