A must have for all University of Montana football fans. Thousands followed Montana Grizzlies' football action through the eyes, ears and insight of sports writer Kim Briggeman of the Missoulian. He brought all the Grizzly grit, grime and glory up close during each of Don Read's ten seasons as coach. Laced with the words of the players and coaches themselves along with anecdotes and telling statistics, Briggeman's writing revealed the dazzling natural talent, the sheer effort and determination of Griz superheroes and the unsung, too. Briggeman's accurate, apt reporting is matched by Missoulian photographers Kurt Wilson, Michael Gallacher and Thomas Bauer who prowled the sidelines to record and film the Griz in all their finest, fast-breaking moments. With separate warm and insightful profiles of Coach Read and Dave Dickenson and more than 100 exceptional pictures, Year of the Griz has all the never-to-be-forgotten fun of a fantastic University of Montana 1995 National Championship season that fans will treasure for generations. 100 page softcover book. 1996 publish date.