Grizzly football practice to begin Tuesday

2013-08-05T17:57:00Z 2013-08-06T17:43:30Z Grizzly football practice to begin Tuesday missoulian.com

The University of Montana football team is slated to start its preparation for the 2013 football season on Tuesday inside Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Fall camp practice sessions run through Aug. 24 and are closed to the public. UM’s three fall camp scrimmages are scheduled for Sunday evening and the mornings of Aug. 17 and Aug. 22. Exact times are yet to be determined.

Second-year Griz head coach Mick Delaney will welcome 90 total players on Tuesday. Coming off a 5-6 overall season. the Grizzlies return 19-plus starters and 42 letterman.

Ten of those starters return from a defense that was second in the nation in sacks (41) and in rush defense (92.55 ypg). Last season the Grizzlies struggled with their pass defense, where they allowed 299.26 yards a game and were ranked 120th (out of 121 teams).

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