Makena Simis, who will be a senior this fall, attended the Grizzlies camp last week. Montana, a perennial power in the Football Championship Subdivision, was the first team to offer the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Simis.
The Grizzlies history of success, their rabid fan base, his relationship with offensive coordinator Timm Rosenbach, and their no-huddle offense, similar to Capitals, appealed to Simis, the son of Capital coach Todd Simis.
Montana is without a full-time coach after the firing of Robin Pflugrad and investigations into the football program by the NCAA and federal law enforcement officials. Simis said the issues with the program did not bother him.
As long as they have a good season, theyll keep the same coaching staff, he said. And if they dont, theres going to be coaches lined up. Its the best FCS program you can go to.