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Bobcats OC Matt Miller talks football plans as spring training is underway

By Aunica Koch SWX

Helena native, Matt Miller, is once again taking the reigns of the Bobcat football program as both the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. As the team heads into the snow to tackle a new season, Miller is already set on what this team will look like come fall.

“Our identity isn’t going to change much. We’re going to be a downhill run team that’s going to take our chances vertically in the pass game,” said Matt Miller. “We’re going to have a little creativity and a little funk added in there because that’s something I think will add a little life to the game.”

That leads to the immediate question for the second year in a row, who is going to play quarterback? What’s clear is that it’s not Troy Andersen. Entering that room is Tucker Rovig, Casey Bauman, Reuben Beltran and don’t forget add Chris Murray back in the mix.

“I want guys that can process information, be accurate with the ball in their hands and be a great decision maker,” said Miller. “I think that’s all tangible evidence in terms of that quarterback room right now. I’m excited to go out there and see them compete every single day.”

But looking to the immediate future, besides carving out new DNA plays and fundamentals, the focus will be on shaping the game around big time play makers regardless of the QB style.

“Isaiah Ifanse, Travis Jonsen, Kevin Kassis - those receivers we played at quarterback did the same type of things,” said Miller. “I think Logan Jones, Lane Sumner, a lot of these running backs, it’s a good problem to have because in my mind we have a lot of good guys that need to touch the football. We need to be creative in terms of how we get those guys the football and what they do really well. Stuff that’s going to out them in opportunities to go make plays for us.”

The Sonny Holland Classic spring game is set for Saturday, April 6 at Bobcat Stadium.

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