MISSOULA — All things considered, Montana’s first-round playoff scenario couldn’t get much better.
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.
A juggernaut has sent a clear message to the Big Sky Conference. Eastern Washington is picking up right where it left off.
Paul McCartney won’t be the only one rockin’ and rollin’ on the University of Montana campus Tuesday.
NOTE: This is the fifth installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Conference football season.
Earlier in spring practice, Montana offensive line coach Scott Gragg had some very high praise for returning left tackle John Schmaing, telling GoGriz.com:
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.
MISSOULA — When it comes to sports, there are natural talents, and there are anomalies — those players whose progression simply seems unfair and therefore befuddles the everyday athlete.
It’s rare when coaches Mick Delaney and Rob Ash appear at the same offseason media event, especially when it’s not in conjunction with the Big Sky Conference.
MISSOULA - A suspended University of Montana football player has been given an 18-month deferred sentence after pleading guilty to a drug possession charge.
MISSOULA — A suspended University of Montana football player has pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge in exchange for a recommended deferred sentence.
The buildup to the Cat-Griz game, in many ways, is more fun than the game itself. There’s always plenty of hype -- not to mention bitterness and bad feelings between the two fan bases.
Montana’s victory last week over Idaho State, in coach Mick Delaney’s estimation, was its best game of the season.
In August, Shay Smithwick-Hann described the quarterback competition at Montana as collective, not individual.
MISSOULA — University of Montana Grizzlies starting offensive tackle Trevor Poole was arrested after allegedly buying drugs early Sunday morning at the Disco Bloodbath III party.
MISSOULA — University of Montana Grizzlies starting offensive tackle Trevor Poole was arrested on a drug charge early Sunday morning and held in the Missoula County jail on a suggested $50,000 bond.