Mike Ferriter is another familiar face for Grizzly football fans, having played wide receiver for Montana until 2008. He'll reprise his role as a major player in the passing game this season as the Grizzlies' inside receivers coach.
It's the first time the Griz will split receiver coach duties into two categories with Ferriter handling the bigger H-back receivers (formerly tight ends) and the smaller z-receiver speedsters in the slot.
Ferriter, 30, brings some high-powered experience to the position as well, coming from Idaho State where he also coached inside receivers. The Bengals put together one of the most prolific passing attacks in the country with Ferriter on staff.
He'll fit in very well in first-year coach Bob Stitt's pass-heavy scheme.
"We like to throw the ball a lot both places and we like to spread the ball out and run it both places," the Helena native said. "A lot of similar schemes and styles; coach Stitt has maybe evolved some of the checks in the pass game a little bit further. He's got some really good new ideas I've never seen."
Before a two-year stop at ISU, Ferriter was a graduate assistant under former Griz coach Bobby Hauck at UNLV.
He graduated from Montana in 2009 with a degree in human biology.