15 results for tag: Montana Griz

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

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

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

Priority on tackling in practice improves Griz gameplay

In the week leading up to the North Dakota game, Montana defensive coordinator focused heavily on the team's biggest deficiency thus far: missed tackles. Two games later, the team now leads the Big Sky in tackles behind line of scrimmage (60) and sits second in sacks (22). "Tackling is where we have improved the most, ... More

Griz look to carry momentum from new road streak

A fixation on streaks turned from dialogue into action last Saturday as the Montana football team rallied from a halftime deficit for a road win over Idaho State - a first in three seasons under head coach Bob Stitt. The 39-31 win marked an end to another streak at Montana: Zero road conference success on the road in four ... More

Jensen walks the path less traveled at UM

Cole Bergquist is quite literally the only man to walk in Gresch Jensen’s shoes in the modern generation. When Dave Dickenson won the starting quarterback job as a sophomore at the University of Montana in 1993, it began a trend of multi-year starters under center. Neither he - nor Brian Ah Yat or Drew Miller or John ... More

Loyola’s Koppang fulfills dream, commits to Griz

His work as a counselor for children battling cancer has given him perspective; his work as a three-sport athlete at Loyola has taught him competitiveness. Wednesday morning, David Koppang's notion that anything is possible through hard work and humility came to fruition when the University of Montana's in-state recruiter, ... More

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 ... More

Gruesome Phillips injury overshadows runaway Griz win

MISSOULA — A perfect start instantly shifted into a gruesome nightmare for Reese Phillips on Saturday. Montana’s senior quarterback completed his first 13 passes as the Griz scored with ease on their first two offensive possessions against overmatched Savannah State. But early in the second quarter, Phillips stepped ... More