4:11pm - This is the latest from The University Of Montana:
UM president Royce Engstrom said the university “has determined not to renew the contracts” of O’Day and Pflugrad. “We thank Jim and Robin for their dedicated service to the university, and we wish them the best.”
He released no further explanation for the men’s dismissal.
This controversy is making national news. Do the Grizzlies need to turn to former coach Don Read for guidance?
11:55am - The University of Montana has fired athletic director Jim O’Day and head football coach Robin Pflugrad.
Assistant athletic director Greg Sundberg sent this notice to staff members this morning: