The Montana Grizzlies have lost a handful of players to the transfer portal since the Spring Game a few weeks ago.

Most notably Griz starting defensive end Kale Edwards announced his departure via Twitter. For your information, Edwards received offers from Buffalo, Marshall, Western Illinois, Weber State, Youngstown State, Southern Illinois, New Mexico State and North Texas.

Others to join Edwards in the portal include running back/linebacker Asher Croy, defensive back Jelani Warren, and linebacker Vince Genatone, who committed to Nebraska. 


Now, it's former starting quarterback Sam Vidlak. The former Oregon State Beaver and Boise State Bronco declared for the portal yesterday (April 25) by posting his highlight reel to Twitter.

Vidlak received the opening day starting nod last season against the Butler Bulldogs. The Applegate, Oregon native spent the next three weeks as the starter posting a 3-1 record. His lone loss came at Flagstaff against Northern Arizona in the Big Sky opener. After the loss, Vidlak was pulled and only threw three more passes the rest of the season. His Griz career ends going 56-89 for 566 yards with 3 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

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The two starting quarterbacks from last year's national runners-up team, Vidlak and Clifton McDowell, will both play other teams. McDowell declared his intent to play at McNeese State in Lake Charles, Louisiana while Vidlak will scour the portal for his next home.

What's next for the Griz?

That leaves five quarterbacks on the roster. Realistically, two of them will battle for the starting job. Redshirt-Junior transfer from Fresno State Logan Fife and Redshirt-Freshman legacy player Keali'i Ah Yat.

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