University of Montana Grizzly football coach Bob Stitt's contract will not be renewed for the 2018 season.

University of Montana Director of Athletics Kent Haslam made that announcement Monday afternoon. Haslam was quoted as saying: "These decisions are always difficult, and I understand how this impacts many people. I appreciate Bob's contributions to the University of Montana with a focus on overall student-athlete success.

The announcement comes two days after Montana's second consecutive loss to Montana State and Sunday's announcement that Montana would not be part of the FCS playoff field for the second year in a row.

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