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Sources: Montana State to hire FBS coordinator as head coach

Brent Vigen is expected to be the next head coach at Montana State, sources told FootballScoop on Monday.

Vigen is currently the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Wyoming, a post he has held since 2017.

Vigen played at North Dakota State and remained in Fargo after graduation, becoming a GA in 1998 and remaining on staff through 2013. He coached tight ends, running backs and quarterbacks for the Bison, eventually rising to offensive coordinator when the dynasty took off under Craig Bohl.

Vigen followed Bohl to Wyoming in 2014 and has remained there until now.

He will replace Jeff Choate, who left last month to join Steve Sarkisian's new staff at Texas. Vigen inherits a program that reached the FCS semifinals in 2019. The Bobcats will not compete in the FCS spring season, giving Vigen time to implement his system before the fall campaign.

Montana State previously made a strong run at Ken Wilson for the job but he opted to remain at Oregon.

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