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Re: Matchups

Post by 1984champ » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:09 am

Not sure how much this game will come down to the coaches but MSU has a very young coaching staff across the board compared to UM.



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Re: Matchups

Post by Catastrophy11 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 am

When 12 is in the Griz will sub in fresh pass attackers and blitz the run lanes...
If it's 10 or 15 they'll contain the edges drop a lineman and blitz the run lanes...
The young Frontier Conference Coordinators will have no answers or adjustments



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Re: Matchups

Post by catsrback76 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:27 am

Catastrophy11 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 am
When 12 is in the Griz will sub in fresh pass attackers and blitz the run lanes...
If it's 10 or 15 they'll contain the edges drop a lineman and blitz the run lanes...
The young Frontier Conference Coordinators will have no answers or adjustments
We'll just do what we did last year...only more and better! :lol:

I'm still looking for my picture of Monte after that fun game last year... I'll find and post it for ya! :lol:



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Re: Matchups

Post by iaafan » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:29 am

catsrback76 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:27 am
Catastrophy11 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 am
When 12 is in the Griz will sub in fresh pass attackers and blitz the run lanes...
If it's 10 or 15 they'll contain the edges drop a lineman and blitz the run lanes...
The young Frontier Conference Coordinators will have no answers or adjustments
We'll just do what we did last year...only more and better! :lol:

I'm still looking for my picture of Monte after that fun game last year... I'll find and post it for ya! :lol:
Last year or the year before or the year before that.



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Re: Matchups

Post by Catastrophy11 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:30 am

catsrback76 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:27 am
Catastrophy11 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 am
When 12 is in the Griz will sub in fresh pass attackers and blitz the run lanes...
If it's 10 or 15 they'll contain the edges drop a lineman and blitz the run lanes...
The young Frontier Conference Coordinators will have no answers or adjustments
We'll just do what we did last year...only more and better! :lol:

I'm still looking for my picture of Monte after that fun game last year... I'll find and post it for ya! :lol:
that sounds like a great plan... it certainly worked well against Sac and UND



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Re: Matchups

Post by catsrback76 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:34 am

Catastrophy11 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:30 am
catsrback76 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:27 am
Catastrophy11 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 am
When 12 is in the Griz will sub in fresh pass attackers and blitz the run lanes...
If it's 10 or 15 they'll contain the edges drop a lineman and blitz the run lanes...
The young Frontier Conference Coordinators will have no answers or adjustments
We'll just do what we did last year...only more and better! :lol:

I'm still looking for my picture of Monte after that fun game last year... I'll find and post it for ya! :lol:
that sounds like a great plan... it certainly worked well against Sac and UND
Doesn't matter, it worked against the griz 3x's! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Re: Matchups

Post by catsrback76 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:37 am

catsrback76 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:34 am
Catastrophy11 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:30 am
catsrback76 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:27 am
Catastrophy11 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 am
When 12 is in the Griz will sub in fresh pass attackers and blitz the run lanes...
If it's 10 or 15 they'll contain the edges drop a lineman and blitz the run lanes...
The young Frontier Conference Coordinators will have no answers or adjustments
We'll just do what we did last year...only more and better! :lol:

I'm still looking for my picture of Monte after that fun game last year... I'll find and post it for ya! :lol:
that sounds like a great plan... it certainly worked well against Sac and UND
Doesn't matter, it worked against the griz 3x's! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Re: Matchups

Post by wbtfg » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:37 am

catsrback76 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:27 am
Catastrophy11 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 am
When 12 is in the Griz will sub in fresh pass attackers and blitz the run lanes...
If it's 10 or 15 they'll contain the edges drop a lineman and blitz the run lanes...
The young Frontier Conference Coordinators will have no answers or adjustments
We'll just do what we did last year...only more and better! :lol:

I'm still looking for my picture of Monte after that fun game last year... I'll find and post it for ya! :lol:
I have that pic on my phone. So great!



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Re: Matchups

Post by catsrback76 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:39 am

wbtfg wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:37 am
catsrback76 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:27 am
Catastrophy11 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 am
When 12 is in the Griz will sub in fresh pass attackers and blitz the run lanes...
If it's 10 or 15 they'll contain the edges drop a lineman and blitz the run lanes...
The young Frontier Conference Coordinators will have no answers or adjustments
We'll just do what we did last year...only more and better! :lol:

I'm still looking for my picture of Monte after that fun game last year... I'll find and post it for ya! :lol:
I have that pic on my phone. So great!
Post it so I don't have to keep looking. :D



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Re: Matchups

Post by CelticCat » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:12 pm

1984champ wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:09 am
Not sure how much this game will come down to the coaches but MSU has a very young coaching staff across the board compared to UM.
I'm totally kicking myself for not talking about this on the podcast, I had it in my notes. I think this could be a big factor. We were out-coached at Sac but outside of that I don't think we've been out-coached so much as we've coached ourselves into a box, at least offensively. Miller seems to be getting things turned around but he will have to call his best game of the year. But the Griz coaching staff is very veteran and are coaching like it.


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Re: Matchups

Post by catgrad05 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:41 pm

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Re: Matchups

Post by CARDIAC_CATS » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:42 pm

Catastrophy11 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 am
When 12 is in the Griz will sub in fresh pass attackers and blitz the run lanes...
If it's 10 or 15 they'll contain the edges drop a lineman and blitz the run lanes...
The young Frontier Conference Coordinators will have no answers or adjustments
Run the ball down the Griz throats! No adjustments needed.
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Re: Matchups

Post by 91catAlum » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:46 pm

1984champ wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:09 am
Not sure how much this game will come down to the coaches but MSU has a very young coaching staff across the board compared to UM.
What are the coaching changes since last season's game? I can't think of any significant ones but I could be wrong. Maybe our WR coach. Not sure about the griz.


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Re: Matchups

Post by coloradocat » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:54 pm

CelticCat wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:12 pm
1984champ wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:09 am
Not sure how much this game will come down to the coaches but MSU has a very young coaching staff across the board compared to UM.
I'm totally kicking myself for not talking about this on the podcast, I had it in my notes. I think this could be a big factor. We were out-coached at Sac but outside of that I don't think we've been out-coached so much as we've coached ourselves into a box, at least offensively. Miller seems to be getting things turned around but he will have to call his best game of the year. But the Griz coaching staff is very veteran and are coaching like it.
This might be the key to the game. Does MM rise to the occasion or shrink under pressure?



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Re: Matchups

Post by Joe Bobcat » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:00 pm

91catAlum wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:46 pm
1984champ wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:09 am
Not sure how much this game will come down to the coaches but MSU has a very young coaching staff across the board compared to UM.
What are the coaching changes since last season's game? I can't think of any significant ones but I could be wrong. Maybe our WR coach. Not sure about the griz.
Ty Gregorak is gone and Kane Ione is back as the DC. That has to be pretty big.


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Re: Matchups

Post by tdub » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:09 pm

To me, there is one position group that determines this game. MSU o-line. A great game by the OL and MSU wins. I think we all know what to expect from the defense, they’ve been consistent. But with all of the looks that um will give, OL has to be on point. The OL can make Rovig look either solid or bad and make the run game look anywhere from pretty good to absolutely great. The dominance of the OL and a strong run game will help the defense by limiting the opportunities that the um will get by controlling the ball.


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Re: Matchups

Post by RobertoGato » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:20 pm

Like most games, I think the most important match-ups in this game are along the line of scrimmage.

The Cats offense needs to do its part in this game. MSU's defense is pretty good, but if they are on the field all day, UM will break them eventually. So that means they need to possess the ball, which means running the ball against a tough rushing defense. The MSU offensive line needs to generate enough movement to get some guys off of blocks and into the 2nd level. If they can make things messy for Olson and Lewis, they will find it much easier to run. And if they can generate some rush offense, they don't have to put as much onto Rovig.

Conversely, the Cat defensive front needs to hit, sack, and bother Sneed so that he can't take advantage of the MSU secondary.

If MSU is winning in the trenches, they will win the game.



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Re: Matchups

Post by iaafan » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:21 pm

tdub wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:09 pm
To me, there is one position group that determines this game. MSU o-line. A great game by the OL and MSU wins. I think we all know what to expect from the defense, they’ve been consistent. But with all of the looks that um will give, OL has to be on point. The OL can make Rovig look either solid or bad and make the run game look anywhere from pretty good to absolutely great. The dominance of the OL and a strong run game will help the defense by limiting the opportunities that the um will get by controlling the ball.
Good point. There’s been so much talk about their line improvements, that not too many are acknowledging MSU’s, which was very young last year. Other than Brott everyone has roughly doubled their number of starts.



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Re: Matchups

Post by ilovethecats » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:29 pm

Joe Bobcat wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:00 pm
91catAlum wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:46 pm
1984champ wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:09 am
Not sure how much this game will come down to the coaches but MSU has a very young coaching staff across the board compared to UM.
What are the coaching changes since last season's game? I can't think of any significant ones but I could be wrong. Maybe our WR coach. Not sure about the griz.
Ty Gregorak is gone and Kane Ione is back as the DC. That has to be pretty big.
I haven't gotten the impression our defense has regressed at all this season. Anyone have any defensive stats comparing last season to this season?

I'm not trying to disregard losing Ty. I love the guy and thought he was great for us. I just think if we were to have a big step backwards on that side of the ball we would have seen it more clearly by this point.



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Re: Matchups

Post by VimSince03 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:39 pm

ilovethecats wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:29 pm
Joe Bobcat wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:00 pm
91catAlum wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:46 pm
1984champ wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:09 am
Not sure how much this game will come down to the coaches but MSU has a very young coaching staff across the board compared to UM.
What are the coaching changes since last season's game? I can't think of any significant ones but I could be wrong. Maybe our WR coach. Not sure about the griz.
Ty Gregorak is gone and Kane Ione is back as the DC. That has to be pretty big.
I haven't gotten the impression our defense has regressed at all this season. Anyone have any defensive stats comparing last season to this season?

I'm not trying to disregard losing Ty. I love the guy and thought he was great for us. I just think if we were to have a big step backwards on that side of the ball we would have seen it more clearly by this point.
https://bobcatnation.com/bobcatbb/viewt ... 20&t=48158

We have actually improved in nearly every area.


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