MISSOULA — Monday morning quarterbacks aren’t hard to find in a country where football is king.
NOTE: This is the eighth 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:
For years we've heard all about how Peyton Manning is a cold weather stiff. Some people just aren't adept at performing at a high level when the temps fall below freezing. And Manning, as the stats, wins and losses suggest, is one of those guys.
Between the freezing weather and the elevation change, Montana’s FCS playoff foe is going to have a few extra things to worry about on Dec. 7.
The surging Montana Grizzlies, who have won four straight games and seven of their last eight, were ecstatic to learn on Sunday that they will get a week off before their FCS playoff opener on Dec. 7.
First off, let's get this out of the way: Jordan Johnson says he's fine. Montana's junior quaterback didn't play in the second half of last week's 42-6 victory over Weber State because he felt sick, but Johnson said it wasn't a result of a hit he took during the game. He said wasn't feeling …
This one is big.
DAVIS, Calif. — Nine minutes into Saturday’s game it was already apparent: UC Davis’ upset plans for 11th-ranked Montana were little more than California dreaming.
Move beyond last year’s numbers if you can. No. 11 Montana is pinning its chances this week on separate statistics altogether.
One of the biggest topics of discussion this fall in Missoula has been the Grizzlies' transition to a more pro-style offense from the spread-'em-out read-option they've employed the past few seasons. Today at Montana's annual Media Day, coach Mick Delaney and staff pitted the Griz offense ag…
NOTE: This is the eighth installment of our weekly series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2013 Big Sky Conference football season.
Everyone knows by now that both the Grizzlies and Bobcats are charting new courses on offense heading into the 2013 season. Montana hired in-house when Timm Rosenbach left, promoting assistants Kefense Hynson and Scott Gragg to co-offensive coordinators. At Montana State, Tim Cramsey was hir…
We're one day closer to kickoff for the 112th meeting between Montana and Montana State -- the biggest event in our great state every year.
Winning hasn’t been constant at Montana yet this season, and that’s an anomaly. For the first time in 14 years the Grizzlies (3-2, 0-2 Big Sky) aren’t ranked in the Top 25 poll.
There’s no time like the present time for the Montana Grizzlies to cure their ills.
NOTE: This is the eighth installment of our series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2012 Big Sky Conference football season.
It was a season of thrills for the Montana Grizzlies, one that saw a perennial title contender return to the top of the Big Sky Conference and reclaim their place among the nation's elite.
It looked bleak early. Real bleak. But the Grizzlies clawed their way back into their semifinal showdown with Sam Houston State with gritty defense and a few big plays.