University of Montana president Royce Engstrom has fired Grizzlies football coach Robin Pflugrad and athletic director Jim O'Day on Thursday. Colter Nuanez of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle tweeted this:
Just got word out f Missoula that UM pres Engstrom just fired fb coach Pflugrad, AD Jim O'Day. Still tryin to confirm— Colter Nuanez (@Bobcat_Beat) March 29, 2012
Other outlets reported this as well around the same time. The Missoulian reports that the university will release a statement on Pflugrad and O'Day at 12:00 p.m. MT. There are no indications yet as to why both Pflugrad and O'Day have reportedly been fired. This statement will hopefully shed some light on that -- if their dismissal is in fact coming.
Pflugrad has had a couple of stints with the Montana Grizzlies during his coaching career, joining the team for a second time in 2009 as wide receivers coach. He was promoted just a year later when Bobby Hauck left for UNLV. He led the Grizzlies to a semifinals matchup in the 2011 NCAA FCS Tournament, losing to the Sam Houston State Bearkats.
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