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Griz Notebook: Improved defensive performance couldn't prevent season's end

Griz Notebook: Improved defensive performance couldn't prevent season's end

CHENEY, Wash. — The final game of Zack Wagenmann’s college career had the makings of, well, a career game.

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End comes for Delaney, Griz in 37-20 playoff loss to EWU

End comes for Delaney, Griz in 37-20 playoff loss to EWU

CHENEY, Wash. — The Montana Grizzlies can blame their own mishaps for a 37-20 FCS playoff loss at Eastern Washington on Saturday, but much of what happened between the blocked punt and pick-six hurt just as much.

December 06, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Four candidates in the hunt to succeed Delaney at UM

Four candidates in the hunt to succeed Delaney at UM

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.

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2 express interest in UM football job

MISSOULA -- Another candidate has surfaced for head coach of the Montana Grizzlies, and he’s the biggest name in Division III since John Gagliardi.

November 20, 2014 4:47 pmLoading…
The Cats, the Griz, and shifting offensive philosophies

The Cats, the Griz, and shifting offensive philosophies

For decades, a basic principle of football -- offensively speaking -- was to establish the run to set up the pass, control the ball, move the chains, win the time of possession and keep your defense off the field. It was a formula for victory, and a pretty good one.

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Joshua’s big jump: Montana’s No. 14 enjoys stellar start to 2014 season

Joshua’s big jump: Montana’s No. 14 enjoys stellar start to 2014 season

MISSOULA — Joshua Dennard’s rise from stagehand to starring role would make a good movie.

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Griz supporters propose appeal of football sanctions

Griz supporters propose appeal of football sanctions

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.

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Grizzlies extend Delaney's contract through 2014

Grizzlies extend Delaney's contract through 2014

Mick Delaney saw the handwriting on the wall. He knew that if the Montana Grizzlies won more games this season, his contract situation would work itself out.

November 27, 2013 1:51 pm Photos

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Grizzlies surge past Bobcats, 28-14

Grizzlies surge past Bobcats, 28-14

BOZEMAN — The Montana Grizzlies never wavered in the face of the turmoil, hardship and difficulty they experienced on and off the field in 2012.

November 23, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Cat-Griz Notebook: McGhee not yet ready for the end

Cat-Griz Notebook: McGhee not yet ready for the end

Montana State must beat Montana for any chance to extend its season with a playoff berth. And even then it’s not a given.

November 21, 2013 11:30 pmLoading…
Griz not buying into buildup of Pflugrad's return to Missoula

Griz not buying into buildup of Pflugrad's return to Missoula

Mick Delaney was adamant. Montana’s second-year coach didn’t want to talk this week about Robin Pflugrad, the controversy surrounding his firing a year and a half ago, nor his return to Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Saturday. Said Delaney:

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Big Sky Notebook: EWU raises the bar in dominant win over MSU

Big Sky Notebook: EWU raises the bar in dominant win over MSU

Vernon Adams is the biggest star in the Big Sky Conference. And he shined brightly again Saturday in Eastern Washington’s 54-29 dismantling of Montana State.

November 11, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Cat-Griz Gameday: Bobcats set to take on familiar foe(s)

Cat-Griz Gameday: Bobcats set to take on familiar foe(s)

It’ll be a bigger deal when Robin Pflugrad returns to Missoula later this season, but even Bobcats coach Rob Ash said there will be an interesting dynamic with Pflugrad on the other side of the field Saturday when MSU takes on Weber State.

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Big Sky Notebook: Johnson making all the difference for refocused Grizzlies

Big Sky Notebook: Johnson making all the difference for refocused Grizzlies

It’s too early to crown Griz quarterback Jordan Johnson the most valuable player in the Big Sky Conference (see: Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams). But Johnson’s importance to Montana is clear-cut.

September 16, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Rachac column: What we learned on a thrilling opening weekend

Rachac column: What we learned on a thrilling opening weekend

It started Thursday night in Bozeman, with Montana State racing to a 36-point halftime lead in a stirring victory over Monmouth.

September 01, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Grizzlies-Appalachian State postgame (late night edition)

Grizzlies-Appalachian State postgame (late night edition)

My first thought from Montana's season-opening 30-6 victory over Appalachian State? Wow. I had a feeling the Griz would win tonight, but I did not expect them to dismantle the No. 12 team in the country the way they did. 

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Griz hope unique chemistry will be difference-maker in '13

Griz hope unique chemistry will be difference-maker in '13

MISSOULA -- Cohesiveness can’t kick a field goal or catch a pass across the middle.

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Grizzlies Notebook: UM secondary eager to prove doubters wrong

Grizzlies Notebook: UM secondary eager to prove doubters wrong

MISSOULA — The numbers were dizzying, really. But not in a good way.

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Johnson leans on 'best friends' in return to Griz

Johnson leans on 'best friends' in return to Griz

MISSOULA — Through thick and thin, Jordan Johnson has stayed with the Montana football team.

August 12, 2013 3:17 pm Photos

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The impact of Jordan Johnson's return to the Grizzlies

The impact of Jordan Johnson's return to the Grizzlies

Right now the Cats and Griz are hard at work in fall camp, prepping for their respective season openers on Aug. 29 and 31. And there are plenty of storylines.

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