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Montana Grizzlies using bye week to work on recent struggles

Posted at 9:25 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 13:16:33-04

MISSOULA – It’s been a rough couple weeks for Montana Grizzlies football, and head coach Bobby Hauck admitted the bye week comes at a good time. Montana got back to work Tuesday to try and start digging out of a two-game losing streak.

The biggest issue versus Portland State and North Dakota was hanging on to the ball. The Griz committed eight turnovers in the two setbacks, including seven fumbles. Hauck said his team always practices ball-security drills, but they’ll add even more work this week. Even more importantly, he wants to get his team playing with confidence again.

“I think our young guys have not encountered maybe the pressure of college football,” said Hauck. “Certainly that’s a good percentage of our team, so we need to help them work through that. We need to get back to doing the little things right so the big things will follow and having fun playing football. That’ll be a point of emphasis. We’ll freshen our team up this week and get back to enjoying the game.”

Hauck added that the Griz won’t make any significant changes to the depth chart. They have already started preparing for next week’s opponent, UC Davis, and will hit the road for some recruiting over the next several days.