In brief: Montana hires Rosenbach as offensive coordinator

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

College football: Former Washington State football standout and National Football League quarterback Timm Rosenbach has been selected as the new offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks coach at the University of Montana, Grizzlies head coach Robin Pflugrad announced Wednesday.

“Timm has a lot ties to Missoula,” Pflugrad said. “Timm’s father was a football coach here at the University of Montana and went on to Washington State as an administrator.  The family knows a lot of people from the state of Montana and a lot of people from the state of Washington.  He should be a great asset for us not only on the field, but in the recruiting area as well.”

Rosenbach, 45, was in private business last year and did not coach.  Two seasons ago, he was at New Mexico State and served as the Aggies’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for one year.

Prior to NMSU, Rosenbach was the quarterbacks coach from 2003-07 at Washington State.

Knight, Gardner test the best

Cross country: Two of Spokane’s top long-distance runners, Katie Knight of North Central and Andrew Gardner of Mead, get a chance to test themselves against some of the top runners in the country at an invite-only meet Sunday.

The Brooks PR Invitational takes place at the University of Washington. Knight will go against 13 girls from 10 states, including the Footlocker champion Molly Siedel of Hartland, Wis., and last year’s PR champ, Wesley Frazier of Raleigh, N.C.

Gardner goes against 14 boys from seven states, including Footlocker runner-up Daniel Vertiz of Fairfield, Conn.

Broncos nix early move

College football: Boise State’s highly successful football program won’t be moving to the Big East early.

The school announced that despite repeated conversations with the Big East, the Broncos will remain in the Mountain West for the 2012-13 athletic seasons.

In a statement, the school said there were too many obstacles and financial concerns to make the move a year earlier than expected.

Associated Press

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