Griz get first on-field action of 2017

Griz get first on-field action of 2017.

MISSOULA, Mont. - We are still a week away from the official start of spring, but that didn't stop the Montana Grizzlies football team from getting in their first practice of the year.

"I think I can speak for the senior class that we're real excited to be back out," said defensive end Tucker Schye, who will be wearing the number 37 legacy jersey this fall. "Obviously it's our last go around and we don't want to have a season like we did last year and it all starts here."

Players and coaches were finally able to get out of the weight room and on to the field just shortly after Pro Day wrapped up on Monday.

"We've had a great offseason as far as the weight room goes and the morning conditioning," said Montana's third-year head coach Bob Stitt. "It's really been upbeat and disciplined. The mental focus has been there and now you got to go on the football field and do the same thing."

The Grizzlies will have a handful of practices this spring until they play their first team scrimmage game on April 10.

Montana's annual Maroon vs. White Spring Game will be played in Butte on April 22 at 1 p.m.