Bob Stitt is Montana’s first head football coach with zero previous ties to the Grizzlies since Papa Bear Don Read rolled into Missoula in 1986.
In Bob Stitt, Montana is getting a football coach with a reputation as a confident offensive trendsetter.
MISSOULA — No. 37 has a special place in Grizzly football lore. It's the designation of a true Montanan, the heart of the defense.
Statistically, Montana did what it needed to do on defense to beat rival Eastern Washington in their second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff game on Saturday.
CHENEY, Wash. — The final game of Zack Wagenmann’s college career had the makings of, well, a career game.
CHENEY, Wash. — The senior quarterback for the Montana Grizzlies, Jordan Johnson, is plainly excited about getting another chance at the Screamin’ Eagles. It’s playoff football, and Eastern Washington has been a bit of a nemesis.
MISSOULA — While University of Montana athletic director Kent Haslam refused to talk about potential candidates for the Grizzlies’ next football coach Monday, a solid group has emerged as possible successors to the retiring Mick Delaney.
If Montana is to push its FCS playoff run into the quarterfinals, it has to get over the hump against a familiar and heated rival.
MISSOULA — While the weather outside was frightful, Montana was even more scary for out-manned and overwhelmed San Diego.
MISSOULA — Don’t try to tell Montana football coach Mick Delaney his team is in for an easy ride on Saturday.
MISSOULA — The San Diego Toreros have been a charmed bunch this season.
MISSOULA — All things considered, Montana’s first-round playoff scenario couldn’t get much better.
MISSOULA -- In 50 years of coaching, Mick Delaney never felt anything quite like this.
MISSOULA — Quinn Catalano called this a moment in which Montana State “can take the next step.”
Jordan Johnson’s toughness is not up for debate. For all the bumps, bruises and big hits he’s taken in his career, Johnson has remained a fixture at quarterback for Montana.
MISSOULA -- Another candidate has surfaced for head coach of the Montana Grizzlies, and he’s the biggest name in Division III since John Gagliardi.
MISSOULA — Slow starts have been a sticky issue for the Montana football team lately.
Montana football coach Mick Delaney announced Sunday that he will retire at the end of this season — whether that time comes this week or further down the line.
For whatever reason, points have come at a premium for Montana State in recent years against archrival Montana.