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Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by The Butcher » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:23 am

The griz ahead of the Cats again? I guess it will take 5 in a row for people to recognize the Cats are better than the griz.



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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by iaafan » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:25 am

Wow, pressure on Bobby. If he doesn’t finish second and loses to MSU is he out?



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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by ibleedblue » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:38 am

I can understand the picks. The schedule for the Cats is more of an uphill grind than that of the Griz. They have to take that into account.



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Post by iaafan » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:58 am

Yeah, the ranking is understandable.



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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by Cledus » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:11 pm

MSU could have run the table last year and returned everyone on both sides of the line and they would still be voted third. For reasons I don't understand, the Cats just don't have that sex appeal others in the league have.

I'd bet anything one of montana's first place votes came from Choate.


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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by BleedingBLue » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:19 pm

Choate 100 percent gave a 1st place vote to the Griz.

I can see an argument for both teams being where they are, and being swapped. The Griz don't know who their QB is. Humphrey was meh last year so there will be a competition. They lost Olson and a few others on D. Their O line still stunk. But they return 2 All American type WRs, Knight, Jace Lewis who I think is overrated but good.

We lost our top 2 WRs, Brott, Marks, Sterk and a lot of the secondary. But we return 2 experienced QBs, a 3rd with some experience. The deepest RB room in the FCS nation which includes the conferences best RB, SOLID FBs and TEs especially blocking which is important for our run game. Even though we lost secondary starters, there is still a lot of experience out there. And let's not forget O'Reilly, Williams and Benson anchoring the front 7.



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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by coloradocat » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:34 pm

Even though Missoula has to replace 700 tackles the order is probably correct based on schedules. If they can win in Cheney and Flagstaff (both tough places to play) they should be undefeated in conference games headed into Cat-griz. We'll have to beat EWU and WSU to be in the same position. At least Missoula will be on the road two straight weeks before our game.



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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by ilovethecats » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:41 pm

coloradocat wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Even though Missoula has to replace 700 tackles the order is probably correct based on schedules. If they can win in Cheney and Flagstaff (both tough places to play) they should be undefeated in conference games headed into Cat-griz. We'll have to beat EWU and WSU to be in the same position. At least Missoula will be on the road two straight weeks before our game.
Yep. Tough schedule and unsettled qb position is more than enough to have us third.

I don't think the team will look at it that way though. Good motivation for them.



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Post by FTG247365 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:58 pm

Cledus wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:11 pm
MSU could have run the table last year and returned everyone on both sides of the line and they would still be voted third. For reasons I don't understand, the Cats just don't have that sex appeal others in the league have.

I'd bet anything one of montana's first place votes came from Choate.
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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by MSU01 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:44 pm

MSU's schedule - coaches' poll rankings in parentheses:

Home vs UNC (13), ISU (11), Cal Poly (10), Idaho (9)
Away vs PSU (8), EWU (4), UM (2), Weber (1)

UM's schedule:

Home vs Sac State (5), Cal Poly (10), SUU (12), MSU (3)
Away vs EWU (4), Idaho (9), UNC (13), NAU (7)

MSU has a brutal road schedule but UM's isn't a cake walk by any means with trips to Cheney and Flagstaff. MSU has about as weak of a home schedule as it could possibly have, at least based on the preseason rankings, and UM's home schedule presumably got a lot easier to manage with Kevin Thompson leaving Sac State. It sure looks to me like if things go mostly as expected and a full conference schedule is played, the Cat/Griz game will determine which of the two teams finish higher in the standings this year. Anyway, I bet the MSU players are a whole lot more motivated by a desire to repeat last year's ass-kicking of UM than by being ranked one spot behind them in a poll.


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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by superbobcat » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:54 pm

And yet again another snub......... we will just have to beat it out of them again.



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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by thefrank1 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:57 pm

If the California schools don't travel, we are one home game short and UM is short two home games. Makes the schedules almost even.


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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by allcat » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:20 pm

What did Colter's ballot look like?


Now sorry for caring about Cat/griz too much. I've been properly chastised by the coach of the other team. :-^

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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by TomCat88 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:28 pm

iaafan wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:25 am
Wow, pressure on Bobby. If he doesn’t finish second and loses to MSU is he out?
If they make the playoffs and lose to MSU he’s okay. If they don’t make playoffs and beat MSU he’s okay. Do neither and he’s gone.


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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by saintcat40 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:05 pm

Did all the coaches and media forget 48-14?



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Re: Bobcats picked third by coaches, media in preseason Big Sky polls

Post by catsrback76 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:46 pm

allcat wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:20 pm
What did Colter's ballot look like?
He said he reversed MSU and um!



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