Once again, Griz turn to backup QB
As Montana gets set to open Big Sky play against defending conference co-champs Eastern Washington on Saturday, head coach Bob Stitt finds himself in a familiar situation.
Starting quarterback Reese Phillips is officially done for the year after sustaining injury to his left foot versus Savannah State last weekend, and so Stitt once again will turn to a backup to lead the team.
Two seasons ago it was Chad Chalich who was called on to replace injured starter Brady Gustafson after an injury in Game 3. By mid-October, the Griz turned to Makena Simis after Chalich, too, succumbed to the injury bug.
Last year, Gustafson was again sidelined by injury.
So on Saturday against conference powerhouse EWU, Stitt – who once converted a tight end into signal caller at Colorado School of Mines – will turn to redshirt freshman Gresch Jensen for his first start under center.