MISSOULA — All things considered, Montana’s first-round playoff scenario couldn’t get much better.
MISSOULA — With two weeks to repair and prepare, the Montana football team will try to make the most of its only October home game Saturday.
MISSOULA — The bye week was like money in the bank for the seventh-ranked Montana football team.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Over the past two seasons the Montana football team has suffered embarrassment and savored near perfection in the Alerus Center.
MISSOULA -- The last thing North Dakota’s anemic offense needs right now is a date with Montana’s imposing defense.
Montana’s Travon Van won’t compromise about where he’s best suited on a football field. The coaches at Marshall, Van's former school, surely couldn't get him to change his mind.
MISSOULA — To outsiders, especially those fond of the movie “Fargo,” North Dakota State’s home base seems like little more than a barren, windy tundra.
MISSOULA — When it comes to lingering disappointment, coach Joe Glenn is not afraid share his feelings.
MISSOULA -- Just like Montana last weekend at Wyoming, Central Washington will play up Saturday with every intention of cutting down its so-called superior foe.
LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Opportunities like this don’t come along often.
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.
NOTE: This is the seventh installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Conference football season.
Paul McCartney won’t be the only one rockin’ and rollin’ on the University of Montana campus Tuesday.
NOTE: This is the first installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Conference football season.
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.
Generally speaking the news was good for the Montana Grizzlies, although there were one or two reasons to raise an eyebrow.