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Rosenbach returns to coach Griz offense

Another former Griz coach is headed back to the Montana sidelines. Timm Rosenbach, who served as offensive coordinator at UM in 2012, has been hired to resume the job under new head coach Bobby Hauck. Rosenbach, a Missoula native, resigned as head coach at Adams State in Alamosa, Colo., on Tuesday. A former announcement is ... More

Hauck salary could surpass that of new UM prez

New Montana football head coach Bobby Hauck's contract could set him up to make more than incoming university president Seth Bodnar. The catch? The team's coaches, players and staff have to meet a much higher standard of conduct off the field than was outlined in contracts past. Hauck, who was officially hired Dec. 1, has ... More

Hauck hired as Montana football head coach

One of the most successful and polarizing coaches in Montana history is returning to lead the Grizzly football team. Hauck, who currently coordinates special teams at San Diego State, will take over for previous head coach Bob Stitt pending approval from the state Board of Regents. Formal announcement is expected ... More

Stitt out as Griz head coach

BY KYLE SAMPLE & COLTER NUANEZ, SKYLINE SPORTS MT Following the solidification of the first two-game losing streak to rival Montana State in 14 years, University of Montana athletic director Kent Haslam has decided to not renew head football coach Bob Stitt’s contract, multiple sources confirmed on Monday. Less ... More

Montana faces tough decision with football program awash in uncertainty

With an embittered wave of his hand, Montana athletic director Kent Haslam swiped his winter hat off his head and wiped his reddened face. Haslam looked like a man with a painful decision to make. By all accounts, that’s exactly what awaits him. As the AD stood alone on the fifth floor of Bobcat Stadium, a party not seen in ... More

Montana beats Pitt for first win over ACC squad in 51 years

Travis DeCuire has never shied away from playing traditional basketball powerhouses. And until Monday night, his Montana’s men’s basketball team has been close against Power 5 teams but never victorious. On Monday, behind a dynamite performance from Michael Oguine, the Griz finally broke through, knocking off the Pitt ... More

REVITALIZED REPUTATION: Four seniors help Griz solidify O-line once again

An NFL prospect, a four-year contributor who has played a variety of interior positions and a pair of converted tight ends have helped turn a glaring weakness into a position of solidarity for the Montana Grizzlies. The Griz consistently produce the most most powerful offensive line units in the Big Sky Conference but for a ... More

Fast start, turnover barrage pushes Griz past Northern Colorado

Before Wednesday’s practice, Montana defensive coordinator Jason Semore said his Griz needed to make a statement to earn respect on a national level. Consider the statement made in resounding fashion. Montana forced four first-half turnovers and ran 56 plays on Northern Colorado Saturday - and that was just before ... More

Favoroso’s improvement a boost for Griz

For the first month of the season, Montana defensive coordinator Jason Semore likened Chris Favoroso acclimation into Montana’s defensive line to taking a difficult math test. Now, with nine games under his belt, the defensive end is getting closer to acing his exam. Favoroso lost his early-season starting gig the week ... More

Big Sky football round-up/standings

Northern Arizona won for the sixth straight week, remaining undefeated in Big Sky Conference play with just three games remaining, and Southern Utah continued proving the Thunderbirds are contenders for a second league title in three seasons. The Big Sky race now enters November with five teams boasting at least four wins ... More