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Montana State Bobcats' Erik Frazier 'rolling with the punches' through COVID-19

Erik Frazier
Posted at 6:19 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 10:36:44-04

BOZEMAN — The past few months have been difficult for everyone.

For Montana State second-year wide receiver coach Erik Frazier, he had to make significant adjustments to his offseason plans, such as teaching and learning a new offense.

“It’s been tough. There’s some wrinkles we’re adding with addition of (offensive coordinator Justin Udy). We would have loved to get some live reps," Frazier said in regards to missed practice time due to the pandemic.

MSU football coaches were no different than most businesses during the shutdown, grinding through Zoom meetings.

“Zoom meetings (are) just not normal," said Frazier. "You can’t be there with them, you can’t sit with them, but you find ways to keep them fun, keep them fun and keep them engaged.”

Speaking of engaged, Frazier was supposed to get married in May to his longtime girlfriend Christina. She’s been with him through various stops of his coaching career.

“Very thankful for that and she believes in me and has that love for me," he said. "I mean, we’ve been together for a long time, it’s overdue, the wedding’s overdue.”

Unfortunately, like so many others due to the pandemic, they had to push back their wedding date to next year.

“Putting your family members in danger, as far as your loved ones and friends and all of that stuff, people that are a little older and little kids that may be attending -- it just didn’t make sense to do that," Frazier said. "We want them all there to enjoy themselves.”

Like a game plan, you always have to adapt when it comes to life.

“Life goes on, it’s not the end of the world," said Frazier. "(It's) not what we wanted, but it is what it is, but that’s life, you’ve got to roll with the punches.”

Despite the setback, Frazier has already learned the most important thing before he is even married: a happy wife is a happy life.

“Being able to go into my second season here as a Bobcat, I’m happy, my fiance is happy," said Frazier. "That’s what matters the most.”

Besides the good news of being back inside the MSU facilities over the past few weeks, on late Thursday afternoon it was announced that Frazier was chosen by the Black College Football Hall of Fame and the NFL for their third Quarterback Coaching Summit.