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Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Post by HelenaCat95 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:35 pm

Since the other thread is very cluttered, I thought I'd start a new one dedicated to who sources say is our new Head Coach. Brent Vigen - current Wyoming Offensive Coordinator.
Welcome Coach Vigen to the Bobcat Family!!
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Post by CelticCat » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:36 pm

Currently unconfirmed, but if true I like the hire.


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Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Post by bpcats20 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:45 pm

From ndsu and Wyoming boards - sounds like we are going back to Solomon years...enjoyed the ride while it lasted.



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Post by stevo » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:46 pm

](*,) For ****** sake...How we going to get to 100 pages on the other thread?



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Post by kennethnoisewater » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:46 pm

Here we go!


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Post by bobcat99 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:47 pm

Heck yeah! I’m excited!



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Post by ibleedblue » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:48 pm

Probably a pretty good fit. His days with Bohl at both NDSU and Wyoming preached sound, disciplined smash mouth defense so I hope he continues that here. I am assuming he was okay with keeping a number of the current assistants, too, which is a big part of the equation.



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Post by Bocephus » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:53 pm

Looks like he was OC on the NDSU staff that beat the Cats 42-17 in Bozeman, 2nd round of the playoffs.



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Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Post by 94VegasCat » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:11 pm

How is it pronounced and when will it be announced?


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Post by BleedingBLue » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:16 pm

bpcats20 wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:45 pm
From ndsu and Wyoming boards - sounds like we are going back to Solomon years...enjoyed the ride while it lasted.
Yeah and Messingham didn't turn out very well for NDSU when most posters here were glad to see him go :roll:



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Post by Hi-Line Bobcat » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:20 pm

Those fairies over on egriz are gonna cream their pants if it’s true. They will probably have 10 pages of really clever name jokes. When your unemployed and your only shot at a job is handing out the free Biden checks, I suppose you have a lot of spare time to try and get clever.


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Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Post by coochorama42 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:35 pm

Hi-Line Bobcat wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:20 pm
Those fairies over on egriz are gonna cream their pants if it’s true. They will probably have 10 pages of really clever name jokes. When your unemployed and your only shot at a job is handing out the free Biden checks, I suppose you have a lot of spare time to try and get clever.
I'm sure you are going to turn down the money, right?

Also, can we all agree that it's pretty ****** to hijack this board with unnecessary politics? And your anti-LGBTQ speech is not welcome here or anywhere. I'd invite you to go take your commentary to Parler, but...



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Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Post by Bocephus » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:38 pm

94VegasCat wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:11 pm
How is it pronounced and when will it be announced?
VEE-gen I believe, correct me if wrong.



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Post by ND0479 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:40 pm

Bocephus wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:38 pm
94VegasCat wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:11 pm
How is it pronounced and when will it be announced?
VEE-gen I believe, correct me if wrong.
Vegan



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Post by BigBruceBaker » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:41 pm

.....Told you.


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Post by Bocephus » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:42 pm

He already has 1 win over the griz in 2014



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Post by Bocephus » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:42 pm

Who on the Wyoming and NDSU staff could be in targeted for DC?



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Post by VimSince03 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:44 pm

bpcats20 wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:45 pm
From ndsu and Wyoming boards - sounds like we are going back to Solomon years...enjoyed the ride while it lasted.
Earle Solomonson ran the veer option back in the 80's at MSU. Brent Vigen likes to run the ball from a variety of formations mixed in with a big play passing attack. QB has to be sharp in the intermediate to deep range (needs to hit his shots because they'll be there) and overall just efficient at running the offense (make the big play when its there).

MVFC - Offensive Ranks

2009 - Scoring Offense (3rd), Pass Offense (6th), Rushing Offense (1st), Total Offense (2nd) - Missed playoffs, went 2-6
2010 - Scoring Offense (7th), Pass Offense (9th), Rushing Offense (7th), Total Offense (9th) - Lost to EWU in the Quarterfinals, beat MSU 42-14
2011 - Scoring Offense (2nd), Pass Offense (7th), Rushing Offense (5th), Total Offense (6th) - FCS Champion, beat SHSU 17-6
2012 - Scoring Offense (1st), Pass Offense (7th), Rushing Offense (1st), Total Offense (4th) - FCS Champion, beat SHSU 39-13
2013 - Scoring Offense (1st), Pass Offense (4th), Rushing Offense (1st), Total Offense (1st) - FCS Champion, beat Towson 35-7

Success as an offensive coordinator at NDSU was due to a gradual mix of establishing the trenches, recruiting outstanding OL/RBs, and QBs who execute. They never really needed a dual-threat guy who went for 500 yards of total offense. Just needed a guy who can take advantage of the big plays when they're there. Brock Jensen was so damn efficient on the clutch plays during their run from 2010-2013.

Mountain West - Offensive Ranks

2014 - Scoring Offense (7th), Pass Offense (5th), Rushing Offense (7th), Total Offense (7th) - Record was 2-6 (Conference)
2015 - Scoring Offense (11th), Pass Offense (5th), Rushing Offense (10th), Total Offense (8th) - Record was 2-6 (Conference)
2016 - Scoring Offense (4th), Pass Offense (4th), Rushing Offense (4th), Total Offense (4th) - Record was 6-2 (Conference)
2017 - Scoring Offense (10th), Pass Offense (9th), Rushing Offense (12th), Total Offense (12th) - Record was 5-3 (Conference)
2018 - Scoring Offense (11th), Pass Offense (11th), Rushing Offense (4th), Total Offense (10th) - Record was 4-4 (Conference)
2019 - Scoring Offense (8th), Pass Offense (11th), Rushing Offense (2nd), Total Offense (11th) - Record was 4-4 (Conference)
2020 - Scoring Offense (5th), Pass Offense (9th), Rushing Offense (2nd), Total Offense (7th) - Record was 2-4 (Conference)

The biggest struggle Wyoming has had under Bohl's tenure was getting the run game going in the Mountain West. They finally broke through in that area in 2018 but the passing offense suffered. They've had a QB carousel due to injuries since Josh Allen left. Its also crazy Brent's worst offense was back in 2017 (Josh Allen's last year). Overall, I really think they've struggled to recruit top talent at Wyoming. They've had great players at different positions throughout the years but Bohl has not kept up with other Mountain West schools and it shows every year. I think you can take a ton of negatives from Vigen's time at Wyoming but you can also take a ton of positives from his time at NDSU. He expects a lot out of his QBs in terms of efficiency which worked to perfection at NDSU and was mixed at Wyoming.

I think Brent is going to make a tremendous HEAD COACH and the offense will take care of itself based off the personnel we have. Hopefully we get a feel for what the staff is going to look like in the coming days. I think this guy is ready.


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