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Montana coach sends rival QB get-well note

Denarius McGhee AP

A couple weeks ago Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder sent a handwritten note to North Dakota State quarterback Brock Jensen, congratulating him on the victory against the defending Big 12 champions in week one. It was a reminder that good sportsmanship still exists in college football, and who better than Snyder to offer that important reminder? Fortunately it was not the last.

Montana head coach Mick Delaney sent a get-well note to Montana State quarterback Denarius McGhee, who suffered a separated shoulder in a September 7 game at SMU. Did I mention that Montana and Montana State are long-time bitter rivals at the FCS level? The two have been sparring on the football field dating back to 1897 and let’s be honest, there is not always a whole lot going on in the state of Montana so this football rivalry has been heated within the state for a long time now.

Montana State shared an image of their injured quarterback showing off his get-well note from their rival’s head coach, thanking Delaney for taking the time for exhibiting just one more moment of class that hopefully will have a ripple effect across the country.

McGhee may not be back for Montana State until October, so he should be available in plenty of time to take the field against Montana. The two kick off against each other on November 23 and the Big Sky championship could very well be on the line.

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4 Responses to “Montana coach sends rival QB get-well note”
  1. thegamecocker says: Sep 19, 2013 7:59 PM

    This is a classy act of kindness by Coach Delaney. This is what good sportsmanship is all about. When you want a good definition of outstanding character, we can start with Coach Delaney of U of Montana! Nice going Coach! Good luck this season!

  2. gatorcheme says: Sep 19, 2013 8:18 PM

    Rivalries in Big Sky are a bit different for sure. Takes me back to the ’84 championship game where Montana State won over La Tech, (my only year at MSU.) :)

    I’m sure Delaney wants MSU to be at full strength when the Grizzlies face them later this year. Awesome coach, btw.

    Go Bobcats!

  3. uscoach says: Sep 19, 2013 9:47 PM

    People are getting real soft lately.

  4. Anoesis says: Sep 20, 2013 1:29 AM

    “…(T)here is not always a whole lot going on in the state of Montana.”

    Obviously never been there. Or maybe don’t like hunting, fishing, hiking, water sports, skiing, eating, concerts, bar-hopping, etc. Sitting inside and watching TV? Nah, not unless the Griz are on. Rather be at the rodeo, trail riding on horses or bikes, picnicking in Lolo National Forest…And that’s just in the western end of the state.

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