Somewhat Bobcat-Related: Mike Leach to Mississippi State

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Post by bobcat99 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:55 pm

It won't be Choate.



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Post by BleedingBLue » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:17 pm

There is no way they hire somebody without any OC, DC or HC experience at the FBS level. I could see a guy like Craig Bohl taking over, especially since a lot of Pac12 teams are putting more emphasis on defense, similar to Utah and Oregon. He has shown he can win in 2 of the crappiest places in America. I'm sure he can do it in Pullman too. It's a more desirable location than either Fargo or Laramie. If they want to run a similar offense, then a guy familiar with the Pac12, like Graham Harrell makes sense.



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Post by CelticCat » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:31 pm

I'm not saying Leach is a bad coach either, but he finished at Wazzu with a .500 conference winning %, and is 7-8 all time in bowl games.

His style is fun and innovative but it doesn't win big games.


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Re: Somewhat Bobcat-Related

Post by GoldstoneCat » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:00 pm

bobcat99 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:55 pm
It won't be Choate.
I think i agree, but i also think if they call, he's taking that interview. You'd have to. A more likely path to choate not being here next year (ugh) is harsin taking the wazzu job and choate getting the Boise job. I still think he's a year or 2 away from a job like that but it's not impossible.



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Re: Somewhat Bobcat-Related

Post by PapaG » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:04 pm

CelticCat wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:31 pm
I'm not saying Leach is a bad coach either, but he finished at Wazzu with a .500 conference winning %, and is 7-8 all time in bowl games.

His style is fun and innovative but it doesn't win big games.
Getting to that many bowl games with mostly 2* and 3* players means you’re always going to be at a talent deficit in a P5 conference.


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Post by bobcat99 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:32 pm

CelticCat wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:31 pm
I'm not saying Leach is a bad coach either, but he finished at Wazzu with a .500 conference winning %, and is 7-8 all time in bowl games.

His style is fun and innovative but it doesn't win big games.
And how well did they do in those games before he got there?



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Re: Somewhat Bobcat-Related

Post by Cat Grad » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:04 am

91catAlum wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:30 am
Cat Grad wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:19 pm
AFCAT wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:18 pm
91catAlum wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:55 pm
Bobby Petrino is available.
Yup, I heard he could jump on his motorcycle and after a short stop for some volleyball practice, he could be there in no time.
...and they could stay at Paul's place...
Petrinos on the Palouse! I like it.
Are you talking about a motorcycle shop or a Volleyball Camp?

Make sure the coaches kid gets to play scenario too. You know, destroy your own career but be loyal...



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Post by GoldstoneCat » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:29 am

CelticCat wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:31 pm
I'm not saying Leach is a bad coach either, but he finished at Wazzu with a .500 conference winning %, and is 7-8 all time in bowl games.

His style is fun and innovative but it doesn't win big games.
Probably is mostly true, but i wonder what it would look like with elite talent? He's always been at places where he had to use "the system" because he's been at universities most consider "have nots" in their respective leagues. Mississippi state is another of those to a degree, but there may be enough talent in the region for everyone. I think SEC defenses are fast enough at all levels where an air raid type system will struggle but it'll be intriguing to watch. I think leach, because of all his nonsense and idiosyncrasies, is probably underrated. This will be a good test.



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Post by RobertoGato » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:14 pm

If you have a subscription to The Athletic and have not read this article about Mike Leach, do yourself a favor. It's maybe the funniest piece I've ever read.

https://theathletic.com/1138379/2019/08 ... -meetings/



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Post by catgrad05 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:46 pm

TomCat88 wrote:
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These guys need to keep there thoughts to themselves and leave Choate alone so he can stay in Bozeman



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Post by 1984champ » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:03 pm

Sounds like Rolovich is in Pullman now and there is a lot of chatter surrounding him about the job. Choate name was introduced by one reporter. From what I am seeing the rest of the media reports are listing other candidates but since Choate was mentioned his name has carried to other reports including a do not hire report. Many media members have Baldwin as a more likely possibility from the Big Sky but he is also way down the list. There are quite a few more desirable and proven candidates on the lists. Regardless anything is possible and relationships with administrators etc all play a part but I am not sure there is real or mutual the interest but we will see.



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Post by Cat Grad » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:32 pm

catgrad05 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:46 pm
TomCat88 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:34 pm
These guys need to keep there thoughts to themselves and leave Choate alone so he can stay in Bozeman
Now what happens if he decides to go with Andersen and our NCS transfer next year? Troy gets 20-25 carries a game and destroys our school rushing record and Infanse gets 1200 yards? They win 12 or 13 games and we'll have to read the constant pizzing and bitching about not throwing it downfield and the poor play calling... I can't wait for the Spring NCAA Convention to see all the musical chairs on all the coaching staffs.



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Post by Cats247 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:39 pm

Just thought I’d share



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Post by 1984champ » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:25 pm

Cats247 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:39 pm
Just thought I’d share
Does this even make any sense? Is Choate not at the AFCA convention?



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Post by catgrad05 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:04 am

1984champ wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:25 pm
Cats247 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:39 pm
Just thought I’d share
Does this even make any sense? Is Choate not at the AFCA convention?
Not showing up what did it say



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Post by VimSince03 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:21 am

catgrad05 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:04 am
1984champ wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:25 pm
Cats247 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:39 pm
Just thought I’d share
Does this even make any sense? Is Choate not at the AFCA convention?
Not showing up what did it say
The reporter was trying to state that Choate was already in Pullman by looking at the airline routes. But he was trying to wrap it in with Choate leaving the AFCA convention for the interview. The route he retweeted was from Henderson Executive Airport (Las Vegas, NV) to Bozeman, MT. Then Bozeman, MT to Pullman, WA. However, the AFCA convention is in Nashville so I'm not quite sure why Henderson Executive would be involved in this equation he laid out. Seemed like fishing to me.

But...a Pac-12 HC job is one of the few things Choate would leave MSU for. I don't think he would get it but he's more of a candidate than most on this board want to believe.


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Post by Hawks86 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:50 am

All it would take is one really good interview. I'm hoping he doesn't get one for at least a couple more years.


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Post by thefrank1 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:59 am

Was the plane sent for Ty? :0


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Post by catatac » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:07 pm

Cat Grad wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:32 pm
catgrad05 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:46 pm
TomCat88 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:34 pm
These guys need to keep there thoughts to themselves and leave Choate alone so he can stay in Bozeman
Now what happens if he decides to go with Andersen and our NCS transfer next year? Troy gets 20-25 carries a game and destroys our school rushing record and Infanse gets 1200 yards? They win 12 or 13 games and we'll have to read the constant pizzing and bitching about not throwing it downfield and the poor play calling... I can't wait for the Spring NCAA Convention to see all the musical chairs on all the coaching staffs.
Sorry CatGrad, I read your post three times here and I'm still not clear on your overall message, points you're trying to make? Can you please state this differently for the slow people in the audience? :)


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