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George Ferguson Column: Forgive me while I mourn what should have been the opening weekend of Griz, Cats football season

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Last updated 9/2/2020 at 8:44am

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Montana Grizzly fans are excited during the 2018 Brawl of the Wild in Missoula. The annual Cat-Griz showdown was supposed to be played in Missoula in November, but the coronavirus has caused a postponement of Big Sky Conference football. This weekend was supposed to be the first games for both the Grizzlies, and the Montana State Bobcats.

Under normal circumstances, this page would have been filled with preview stories on the upcoming season for the Montana Grizzlies and Montana State Bobcats football teams. As we all know by now, though, these times are anything but normal.

Last month, the Big Sky Conference, and a bulk of the Football Championship Subdivision voted to pause their seasons due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The move was disappointing for many, including Montana head coach Bobby Hauck and Montana State head man Jeff Choate, who both spoke candidly last month on their feelings about the decision.

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