Montana Grizzly football coach Bob Stitt was asked about his approach to using social media Wednesday.
His form of response was answer enough.
The first-year Griz coach held a one-hour question-and-answer session with Montana football fans through the program's Facebook page as Stitt continues to get acquainted with Griz fanatics in Missoula and abroad.
"I think it helps a lot with exposing your program to recruits," Stitt wrote of social media to a curious fan, Royce Bidwell, "and it makes it a lot of fun for our fans, which is important."
Stitt was peppered with more than 50 questions over the hour-long session, ranging from football game-planning and his vision for the program to more divisive issues like which of two bubbly Missoula staples – Cold Smoke or Moose Drool – is superior.
Stitt played many of his cards close to the vest in the ask-me-anything style communication made popular by websites like Reddit. But fans got a hint of his personality through his responses like his offering to a question asking how soon the Stitt-driven staff will be able to deliver an FCS national championship.
"We'll know a lot more after Week 1," Stitt said carefully, referencing Montana's opener Aug. 29 against four-time defending champion North Dakota State. "If you're going to be the best, you gotta beat the best!"
Fans also got a look at Stitt's expectations for this spring with the coach's first on-field practices with his new toys set to start Monday. The Griz will have to break in a new quarterback after the graduation of CFL-bound pro Jordan Johnson.
"We will have our base offense installed by practice (No. 3) of spring ball and will continue to work on special situations throughout spring practice and fall camp," the coach shot back. "... We'd love to have a clear-cut starter by the end of spring, but don't know if that will happen."
Whomever is starting under center when the Griz open with the Bison at home, Stitt is just as excited as the 26,000 expected in attendance this August. The former Colorado School of Mines coach never saw that kind of volume in his years in Golden, Colorado.
"After our first game I will have coached in front of more fans than I coached in front of all of last season!" Stitt said, no doubt with a smile. "Advantage is that the visiting team has to deal with #GrizNation."