Posted: Nov 21, 2012 7:30 PM by MTN Sports
MISSOULA - The Montana Grizzlies are searching for a new offensive coordinator after Timm Rosenbach announced Wednesday he's leaving Montana for the same position at Weber State. He'll be coaching under longtime friend Jody Sears.
Rosenbach spent just one season as Montana's offensive coordinator and mentioned on his way out that he was hired by then-Griz coach Robin Pflugrad, and that Plugrad was no longer the coach in Missoula.
Plagued by inconsistent quarterback play, the Griz suffered their first losing season since 1985 with a 5-6 record after Saturday's 16-7 loss to MSU. In one year under Rosenbach, the Griz ranked 11th in passing among 13 Big Sky teams, but second in total offense and second in rushing.
Rosenbach is now faced with the task of revamping a Weber State offense that just finished 2-9, including 2-6 in the Big Sky Conference.
Weber State announced Wednesday that the school is extending the contract of head coach Jody Sears after one season as interim coach, signing him to a three-year deal.
Sears came to Weber State in January as defensive coordinator and was named interim head coach in April. Newly hired John L. Smith left after spring drills to coach at Arkansas following the firing of Bobby Petrino.
Athletic director Jerry Bovee said Wednesday that Sears led the program with class and created a competitive team despite the unprecedented circumstances.
Sears and Rosenbach played football together at Washington State.