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Cat-Griz Primer: More mature Grizzlies aiming higher

Montana ready to take the next step in a return to dominance


August 28, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Senior quarterback Dalton Sneed and the Montana Grizzlies look to be vastly improved in the second year of Bobby Hauck's return to Missoula. The Grizzlies are also looking to end a four-year FCS playoff drought, and a three-year losing streak in the annual Brawl of the Wild.

There was so much excitement surrounding the return of Bobby Hauck to the University of Montana football program last August. And for much of the season, the Grizzlies' kept the excitement at a fever pitch.

And yet, in one split second, all of it came crashing down, as the Griz fumbled what would have been a game-winning touchdown against arch rival Montana State in the final game of the 2018 season.

The bitter loss ended a roller coaster ride of a season in Hauck's debut, where the Griz went 6-5, 4-4 in the Big Sky, were among the Big Sky's best offensive teams, but also lost three stra...

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