A play-by-play look at five years of Griz gridiron success and scandal 

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• April 2008: The Atlanta Falcons draft Griz defensive lineman Kroy Biermann in the 5th round. The Miami Dolphins draft running back Lex Hilliard in the 6th round. They're the first two UM players drafted by the NFL since 2004, and it's the first time since 1988 that two Griz are drafted the same year.

• May 22, 2008: J.D. Quinn is again arrested for drunk driving. He would plead guilty.

• Summer 2008: Washington-Grizzly Stadium undergoes a $6.5 million expansion that features a 500-seat "Stadium Club." It's the second major renovation in five years, following a $3.5 million expansion in 2003 that adds approximately 4,000 seats to the north end zone. Capacity is now at 25,217. Montana would lead its division in average attendance in 2009.

• Sept. 19, 2008: A surveillance camera outside Miller Hall records linebacker Andrew Douglass and defensive back Cody von Appen assaulting fellow student Jesse Johnson, who suffers a concussion, fractured jaw and chipped teeth. Safety Justin Montelius is also at the scene. All three would be kicked off the team and given deferred sentences.

• December 2008: Montana reaches the FCS Championship only to lose to Richmond. The Griz finish the season 14-2 and share the Big Sky Conference title with Weber State.

• March 2009: Cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson and Andrew Swink allegedly assault student Grady McCarthy at a frat party, fracturing his cheekbone. McCarthy does not press charges.

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• Summer 2009: The Grizzly Scholarship Association tops the $2 million mark in annual giving, more than double the amount raised in 2000.

• September 2009: Coach Hauck punishes Johnson and Swink by benching them for the first game of the season. After that game, UM's student paper, the Montana Kaimin, breaks the story about the alleged March assault. When a reporter asks Hauck about why the players didn't compete, he reportedly says, "You'll be done for the season if you keep bugging me about this thing that I've answered four fucking times." Hauck then stonewalls Kaimin reporters for weeks.

• October 2009: Hauck's boycott of the Kaimin prompts Deadspin to declare him "a gaping vagina of the highest order." Jeff Pearlman, a Sports Illustrated columnist, refers to Hauck as "egomaniacal" and a "bully." ESPN college football reporter Pat Forde calls Hauck "The Bum of the first half of the season." The Kaimin responds by covering Griz opponents.

• December 2009: Bobby Hauck accepts the head coach position at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, ending his six-year run as one of Montana's winningest and most controversial coaches. Hauck takes much of his staff from Missoula with him, including recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach Ty Gregorak. UNLV's student newspaper questions the hire, considering Hauck's tumultuous history at UM.

• December 2009: Montana wins the Big Sky Conference and reaches its second consecutive FCS Championship, but falls to Villanova, its only loss of the season.

• Dec. 31, 2009: UM hires Robin Pflugrad as its next head coach; he'd served the previous season as the team's wide receivers coach.

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