It is a great week to be an Oredigger.

Over the last couple of weeks, we have talked about the Montana Tech Digger Auction. You can read about some of the unique live auction items HERE. If you have never been to a Digger Auction before, GO! They are an incredibly fun night, with a wide variety of items to bid on, and of course, the kicker is all the money raised will go directly to Oredigger athletics and Montana Tech student-athletes.

Before we get to Saturday, the Oredigger football program will wrap up spring drills with their Spring Game, Friday Night April 15th at 5 pm. With two weeks of spring drills in the books, the Orediggers have a few more opportunities to get a look at their team talent and depth across the board.

Spring ball isn’t the time for the returning starters, it’s the time for the young guys to shine. It’s the opportunity for the redshirt guys from a year ago, to step up and earn a spot on the depth chart. For me, it’s the proving ground.

I love spring ball.

Oredigger helmets. photo courtesy of Jon Wick 5518Designs

The Diggs find themselves in really good shape from a year ago. Montana Tech finished the season at 7-3 overall and #24 in the final NAIA Top 25 poll. After graduating an outstanding senior class, they don’t find themselves with too many ‘gaps’ to fill. I believe the biggest battles for starting roles will come in the secondary, with two remarkable seniors graduating, Jake Orvis and Naoki Harmer. Jake was a solid lockdown corner, and Naoki was a guy that seemed to be everywhere. I’m excited to see who is next up for the Diggs.

Once again, the spring game is coming up this Friday night at 5 pm on Bob Green Field. I’m guessing you will see the starters for a few snaps, maybe a few series, depending. But make sure and grab a roster, as you will see the young guys get to throw down, and fight for a spot for most of the scrimmage.

Did I mention I love spring ball?

I look forward to seeing you Friday night at the Spring game, and again on Saturday at the Auction. You can sign up and get prepared for the auction HERE. You can also sign up to bid on items, even if you aren’t able to make it to Butte for the auction itself.


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