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Montana Grizzlies athletic director Kent Haslam speaks during an interview with The Billings Gazette and in 2021 in Billings. He recently explained where Montana fits in today's Division I landscape.

MISSOULA — The University of Montana’s student newspaper, The Kaimin, recently wrote a story about the school’s chances of moving its football program to the FBS level, citing athletic director Kent Haslam throughout.

One of his quotes — “Changes happen. It’s nice when you’re in a spot where you can make decisions instead of having decisions made for you. And I think we’re in that spot” — spread across the internet, and its meaning was misconstrued by some readers.

Lucas Semb is the Griz football beat writer for the Missoulian. Follow him on Twitter @Lucas_Semb or email him at

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