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Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by kennethnoisewater » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:57 pm

This should be interesting. Obviously this is a new thing, but MSU has never dealt with this during a week of game prep like they would potentially have to do next week should they beat AP. I wonder what that interruption looks like. Fortunately the only options for game locations are Fargo or Bozeman, so it's not an awful travel schedule. All teams will have to deal with the inconvenience so at least it's a level playing field, but you almost lose a day of prep. Hopefully next week's game wouldn't be on a Friday again.


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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by VimSince03 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:00 pm

The cool thing is they can do official visits this weekend that can literally kickoff with a Friday night football game. They did officials last weekend too but this weekend they'll have Saturday off.


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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by HawkAndBobcat » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:25 pm

The NCAA came out and said that the Semifinals will both be played on the same day Saturday Dec 21 no matter what. If we are able to get by AP, we will have another day for prep for potentially the best team ever. But yeah it will be another hurdle. This week is Finals Week/Graduation. Next week, signing day.



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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by Montanabob » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:31 pm

kennethnoisewater wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:57 pm
This should be interesting. Obviously this is a new thing, but MSU has never dealt with this during a week of game prep like they would potentially have to do next week should they beat AP. I wonder what that interruption looks like. Fortunately the only options for game locations are Fargo or Bozeman, so it's not an awful travel schedule. All teams will have to deal with the inconvenience so at least it's a level playing field, but you almost lose a day of prep. Hopefully next week's game wouldn't be on a Friday again.
With 18 commitments, they should be easy. With a Max of 10 more, they could have issues. But a win Friday should make recruitment easier.


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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by Cats15 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:50 pm

HawkAndBobcat wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:25 pm
The NCAA came out and said that the Semifinals will both be played on the same day Saturday Dec 21 no matter what. If we are able to get by AP, we will have another day for prep for potentially the best team ever. But yeah it will be another hurdle. This week is Finals Week/Graduation. Next week, signing day.
Do you know the time slots for both games?



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Post by Team10 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:14 pm

Gonna be an extremely busy week for the coaching staff. Now that the Cats are in the semifinals, the staff will certainly need to spend their time wisely. Between practice, film study, game planning, signing day on the 18th and everything that goes along with that and preparing to travel to South Manitoba, it’s gonna be a busy week. However, Wednesday is going to be yet another fun day for us fans as we’ll finally get to see the known and unknown names come through after they have signed NLIs and become Bobcats. Cheers to another great week to be a Bobcat.
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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by RobertoGato » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:22 pm

One would hope that being able to sell playoff football to recruits outweighs any potential disadvantage from not being able to devote as much attention as the teams that are done.



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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by BLACKnBLUEnGOLD » Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:04 pm

RobertoGato wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:22 pm
One would hope that being able to sell playoff football to recruits outweighs any potential disadvantage from not being able to devote as much attention as the teams that are done.
Probably depends on what matters most to a kid. If it's developing a personal connection to/relationship with future teammates and coaches, then it could hurt. If it's having his ego stroked, then it'll definitely hurt.

If it's early playing time, it might hurt, depending on his position. The Cats rushed for a gazillion yards, but they only graduate one of their top 5 RBs and one of their top 7 O-linemen. Coaches don't usually go to the semifinals and then go into fall camp looking for ways to replace their returning players with freshmen.

If it's winning football, then yeah, I imagine it'll help.


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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by BozoneCat » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:37 pm

BLACKnBLUEnGOLD wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:04 pm
RobertoGato wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:22 pm
One would hope that being able to sell playoff football to recruits outweighs any potential disadvantage from not being able to devote as much attention as the teams that are done.
Probably depends on what matters most to a kid. If it's developing a personal connection to/relationship with future teammates and coaches, then it could hurt. If it's having his ego stroked, then it'll definitely hurt.

If it's early playing time, it might hurt, depending on his position. The Cats rushed for a gazillion yards, but they only graduate one of their top 5 RBs and one of their top 7 O-linemen. Coaches don't usually go to the semifinals and then go into fall camp looking for ways to replace their returning players with freshmen.

If it's winning football, then yeah, I imagine it'll help.
If NDSU is any indication, the best players will choose to play for a winning football program hands down.


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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by kwcat » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:45 pm

BozoneCat wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:37 pm
BLACKnBLUEnGOLD wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:04 pm
RobertoGato wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:22 pm
One would hope that being able to sell playoff football to recruits outweighs any potential disadvantage from not being able to devote as much attention as the teams that are done.
Probably depends on what matters most to a kid. If it's developing a personal connection to/relationship with future teammates and coaches, then it could hurt. If it's having his ego stroked, then it'll definitely hurt.

If it's early playing time, it might hurt, depending on his position. The Cats rushed for a gazillion yards, but they only graduate one of their top 5 RBs and one of their top 7 O-linemen. Coaches don't usually go to the semifinals and then go into fall camp looking for ways to replace their returning players with freshmen.

If it's winning football, then yeah, I imagine it'll help.
If NDSU is any indication, the best players will choose to play for a winning football program hands down.
This as well as Msu has proven under this coaching staff best people play. Freshman or senior doesn’t matter.
If a kid is thinking about coming here and afraid of the competition for a position he probably doesn’t belong here.



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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by coloradocat » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:27 pm

What are the chances Choate still has a good relationship with Messingham and can ask him how NDSU handles recruiting/signing day during the playoffs? I'm not sure who else he could ask.



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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by ilovethecats » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:33 pm

coloradocat wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:27 pm
What are the chances Choate still has a good relationship with Messingham and can ask him how NDSU handles recruiting/signing day during the playoffs? I'm not sure who else he could ask.
Chances are pretty good....



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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by Catsrgrood » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:42 pm

coloradocat wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:27 pm
What are the chances Choate still has a good relationship with Messingham and can ask him how NDSU handles recruiting/signing day during the playoffs? I'm not sure who else he could ask.
Choate mentioned in an interview after Cat/griz that he had reached out to Messingham to pick his brain about how NDSU utilized the bye week for week 1 of the playoffs. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s reached out about this too.



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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by kwcat » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:51 pm

I’m curious about the recruits we haven’t heard about yet.



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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by coloradocat » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:08 am

How often are we fighting for a recruit right up to signing day at the FCS level? Does that happen very often or is everyone essentially locked up in advance?



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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by bobcat99 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:40 am

coloradocat wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:08 am
How often are we fighting for a recruit right up to signing day at the FCS level? Does that happen very often or is everyone essentially locked up in advance?
I'd imagine they just sign at the next signing day. With that said, sometimes you don't know til the forms come in.



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Post by GoCats18 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:44 am

Maybe if Choate reaches out to Messingham for answers, he should also ask him what his game plan on offense will be.


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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

Post by HelenaCat95 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:06 am

GoCats18 wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:44 am
Maybe if Choate reaches out to Messingham for answers, he should also ask him what his game plan on offense will be.
Messingham is at K-State now.



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Post by GoCats18 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:16 am

Oh, now I feel really dumb!!


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Re: Early Signing Day - Wednesday, Dec 18

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