MISSOULA -- Players from Montana and Montana State survived cut-down day to stick with NFL 53-man rosters.
A juggernaut has sent a clear message to the Big Sky Conference. Eastern Washington is picking up right where it left off.
Five questions facing Montana ahead of the 2014 season:
The new man in the middle for Montana’s defense had two tackles in his first two years as a Grizzly.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One day, more than a decade ago on a chairlift at Big Sky Resort, one of the best young ski racers in Montana told his coach that his future wasn't on the slopes.
MISSOULA -- Montana’s Jordan Johnson has been named to the College Football Performance Awards watch list for quarterbacks.
MISSOULA — The call came later than expected, but Missoula product Jordan Tripp was taken in the fifth round of the NFL draft on Saturday by the Miami Dolphins.
If you like to see Montana represented in the NFL — and who doesn’t? — the NFL draft is a good place to start. This year’s draft is next weekend, and a couple more Grizzlies have a good chance of hearing their name called sometime Saturday.
It’s been eight months since the Montana football program incurred a checklist of self-imposed NCAA penalties that included a loss of scholarships, but the issue might not be settled.
Spring practice started at Montana on Saturday. The Grizzlies are bringing back 14 starters from last year's 10-3 team (7 offense, 5 defense, 2 special teams), and will again be in the conversation of Big Sky title contenders.
Apparently there are photos of former Montana linebacker Brock Coyle jumping flat-footed out of a swimming pool. It’s an impressive feat we’ve seen before, but count Brian Tinsman, a blogger for redskins.com, as one of those that is not impressed.
Montana State reopened its Lone Star pipeline to acquire eight new football players from Texas on National Signing Day. The Bobcats also received letters of intent from five in-state recruits.
MISSOULA -- Montana senior linebacker Brock Coyle will play in the 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday in Carson, Calif.
Jordan Johnson is back next year. As are Jordan Canada, Travon Van, Ellis Henderson, Jamaal Jones and several solid linemen. Offensively, the Grizzlies look well-stocked personnel-wise.
Turn back the clock to November of 2012. Montana had just lost to rival Montana State at home, which gave the Grizzlies a 5-6 record, their first losing season in a generation. It was then that coach Mick Delaney issued a bold promise, saying:
MISSOULA — Quarterback Jordan Johnson and linebacker Brock Coyle shared the Steve Carlson Award given to the most valuable player on the Montana football team.
Something happened to the Montana defense four weeks ago in South Dakota.
Generally speaking the news was good for the Montana Grizzlies, although there were one or two reasons to raise an eyebrow.
This is certain: The team the Grizzlies face in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs will be a 10-game winner with a conference title under its belt.
Montana linebacker Brock Coyle turned in a great performance in the Grizzlies’ 28-14 win over Montana State on Saturday in Bozeman, his last game in his hometown.
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