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Cats Host Pro Day on Snowy Day in Bozeman, Choate Makes Coaching Staff Changes

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Even despite the winter conditions, NFL scouts had their timers ready while five former Bobcats competed at the Montana State Pro Day.

"It was real exciting. On your last game at home, you don't know if you'll be back out there, at least with a purpose. So it's nice to get back out there. It just wouldn't feel the same without the snow we got," Defensive Tackle Taylor Sheridan said.

Ten NFL teams were represented at Tuesday's Pro Day. Competing Sheridan, wide receiver Mitch Griebel, cornerback Bryson Keeton, left tackle John Weidenaar, and Beau Sandland at tight end.

"It was a good opportunity. I was a little nervous. I just came out and gave it my best. Hopefully that was satisfactory," Weidenaar said

"I felt like I did well. I ran good routes, had some good times considering the weather wasn't ideal. But we're in Montana. It was bound to happen," Griebel added.

For Beau Sandland, this wasn't the first time he worked out in front of scouts. He also competed at the NFL Combine. Out of the five, he is the only one expected to have a chance at getting drafted.

"You never know. Things are going to change every day, every week, every minute. Things change on draft day. So would I love to get drafted? Yes, everybody would. If I don't, it's not the end of the world. I know even if I don't, then I'll sign a free agent contract and go to a camp and get an opportunity," Sandland said.

Since the season ended, all five have been training for this opportunity. And now that it's over, they say they can't wait to see what happens.

"I was going into this like what do I have to lose. I'm blessed to be in this position. Not a lot of guys can say they got to go out in front of NFL scouts and ran routes and do all that stuff," Griebel says. 

"This is what I've wanted to do my whole life. The draft is at the end of April, so now it's really in reach. It's just really exciting. My attitude is to do the best I can, have fun, and just trust what got me there. There's a reason why I'm in this position. So I don't really need to go out of my body and change what got me to this point," Sandland says.


Montana State football coach Jeff Choate announced realignment of his coaching staff on Tuesday.

Bo Beck, who remained with the program as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator when Choate became MSU's head coach in December, moves to an internal, administrative role. Special teams coordinator BJ Robertson becomes tight ends coach, while running backs coach Michael Pitre assumes recruiting coordinator duties.

Choate indicated that the changes take effect immediately.

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