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Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:02 pm
by AFCAT
ND0479 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:39 pm
I've got him going undefeated & winning the Natty in his first year, with a 100% graduation rate at 3.0+ GPA average, breaking attendance records, earning Big Sky & Nat'l Coach of the Year - earning him $605,437.00 PLUS a company Chrysler convertible Sebring, unlimited pool access at the country club, and season tickets to all local high school hoops games. And after all that success, he gets fired and makes another $250k!

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If we hire 80 more head football coaches and have then move on to another job right away, get the $250K from their new school for each coach, then we can fund the new indoor training facility in no time.

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:42 pm
by Camo_Cat
My only trepidation is that I still have PTSD and night sweats from the last time we hired a coach from North Dakota. Uffda......


Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:20 pm
by lutecat
CelticCat wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:19 am
BozoneCat wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:00 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:54 pm
bobcat99 wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:25 pm
I can’t believe people are still defending what Fields did here with the buyout. It was a ****** move.
And I can't believe anybody is still salty about it but here we are.
I’m not defending Fields - never was much of a fan of his. I hated it for the program, regardless of everything else, it looked terrible for MSU. It made sense financially, and I understood the reason for it. Still didn’t like it though from a fan’s perspective.

I got why NDSU fans were upset at the time. If the roles were reversed, I would have been pissed. But they should have been pissed at their AD for negotiating a stupid contract, and for getting played by a guy like Fields. Still, they’ve now gotten to kick our asses twice in the playoffs at their little wussy dome, so the fact that so many of them are still butthurt about that game is ridiculous.
This is the correct answer. We can be upset/disappointed as fans, but the decision had zero to do with being afraid to lose. Yes it did look bad but it was a business decision, plain and simple.

Your last line is the part that just gets me - it happened years ago but NDSU fans still are sensitive about it. The fact that they are the most dominate dynasty the FCS has ever seen makes it all the more astounding how absolutely petty and sensitive they are.
The best players out there find little slights to play up big in their minds. The best of the best. I get it. I don't take issue with it. And makes me want to beat them all the more.

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:22 pm
by lutecat
I have to say, his college # was 84, he has a connection to Kelley Bradley, his presser was on an anniversary, things are just lining up boys and girls. He's bringing home a Natty!

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:24 pm
by lutecat
kennethnoisewater wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:25 pm
rollo_tumasi wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:48 pm
Will his kids be Hawks or Raptors?
Oooh good question.
We should want him to live in Belgrade. Let's get Eric a good QB. He's a Bobcat alum. Hook him up!

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:46 pm
by CelticCat
lutecat wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:20 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:19 am
BozoneCat wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:00 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:54 pm
bobcat99 wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:25 pm
I can’t believe people are still defending what Fields did here with the buyout. It was a ****** move.
And I can't believe anybody is still salty about it but here we are.
I’m not defending Fields - never was much of a fan of his. I hated it for the program, regardless of everything else, it looked terrible for MSU. It made sense financially, and I understood the reason for it. Still didn’t like it though from a fan’s perspective.

I got why NDSU fans were upset at the time. If the roles were reversed, I would have been pissed. But they should have been pissed at their AD for negotiating a stupid contract, and for getting played by a guy like Fields. Still, they’ve now gotten to kick our asses twice in the playoffs at their little wussy dome, so the fact that so many of them are still butthurt about that game is ridiculous.
This is the correct answer. We can be upset/disappointed as fans, but the decision had zero to do with being afraid to lose. Yes it did look bad but it was a business decision, plain and simple.

Your last line is the part that just gets me - it happened years ago but NDSU fans still are sensitive about it. The fact that they are the most dominate dynasty the FCS has ever seen makes it all the more astounding how absolutely petty and sensitive they are.
The best players out there find little slights to play up big in their minds. The best of the best. I get it. I don't take issue with it. And makes me want to beat them all the more.
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Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:51 pm
by coloradocat


Josh Allen / Coach Vigen interview from a few years ago.

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:00 am
by Norsky19
coloradocat wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:51 pm


Josh Allen / Coach Vigen interview from a few years ago.
Fun challenge. See if Coach ever starts an answer with a word other than "Well..." :lol:

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:37 am
by VimSince03
Norsky19 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:00 am
coloradocat wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:51 pm


Josh Allen / Coach Vigen interview from a few years ago.
Fun challenge. See if Coach ever starts an answer with a word other than "Well..." :lol:
Well yeah sure ya betcha!

The man is obviously a North Dakotan.

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:39 pm
by thefrank1
My brother in law, a retired UW professor, is really mad we stole Brent. We are invading Laramie in September to rub it in!!

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:59 pm
by DBARNETT1953
Reformed Griz fan here, as I lived in Missoula until I was 17, and then enrolled at MSU and discovered Montana's finest University. There is only 1 measure of success for a Head Football coach at either school; that is Cat-Griz victories. If Vigen goes 4:0 or 3:1 then he gets a new contract after 4 years. If he goes 0:4 or 1:3 then he probably does not. If he goes 2:2 then they will look at other things such as Big Sky or Playoff success. Those are nice, but really only icing on the cake. Beating the Griz is the cake!

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
by ilovethecats
DBARNETT1953 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Reformed Griz fan here, as I lived in Missoula until I was 17, and then enrolled at MSU and discovered Montana's finest University. There is only 1 measure of success for a Head Football coach at either school; that is Cat-Griz victories. If Vigen goes 4:0 or 3:1 then he gets a new contract after 4 years. If he goes 0:4 or 1:3 then he probably does not. If he goes 2:2 then they will look at other things such as Big Sky or Playoff success. Those are nice, but really only icing on the cake. Beating the Griz is the cake!
Totally disagree.

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:36 pm
by coloradocat
DBARNETT1953 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Reformed Griz fan here, as I lived in Missoula until I was 17, and then enrolled at MSU and discovered Montana's finest University. There is only 1 measure of success for a Head Football coach at either school; that is Cat-Griz victories. If Vigen goes 4:0 or 3:1 then he gets a new contract after 4 years. If he goes 0:4 or 1:3 then he probably does not. If he goes 2:2 then they will look at other things such as Big Sky or Playoff success. Those are nice, but really only icing on the cake. Beating the Griz is the cake!
Other than the fact that you disagree with yourself you're right that when you've got no other measurable success then Cat-griz is the only measure. If you're at all successful outside of that game then there are multiple measures.

That explains why Ash (here we go again) lasted so long. He won 3 conference championships and made the playoffs 4 times but he only won Cat-griz 2 times (by a combined 14 points) while losing 7 times by a combined 153 points (46 over the last two games). You can only get blown out in Cat-griz so many times without making the playoffs and keep your job. Those last two games were enough to fire Ash but there were other reasons as well.

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:31 pm
by WyoCowboy
You guys got a great guy and coach, excited to see how it goes up there! Good Luck to the Cats besides the one on Sept. 4th!

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:46 pm
by BozoneCat
ilovethecats wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
DBARNETT1953 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Reformed Griz fan here, as I lived in Missoula until I was 17, and then enrolled at MSU and discovered Montana's finest University. There is only 1 measure of success for a Head Football coach at either school; that is Cat-Griz victories. If Vigen goes 4:0 or 3:1 then he gets a new contract after 4 years. If he goes 0:4 or 1:3 then he probably does not. If he goes 2:2 then they will look at other things such as Big Sky or Playoff success. Those are nice, but really only icing on the cake. Beating the Griz is the cake!
Totally disagree.
x100 million. National championship is the cake, Big Sky championship is the icing. Beating the griz is a nice glass of wine to go with the cake.

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:01 pm
by 84CatGrad
BozoneCat wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:46 pm
ilovethecats wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
DBARNETT1953 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Reformed Griz fan here, as I lived in Missoula until I was 17, and then enrolled at MSU and discovered Montana's finest University. There is only 1 measure of success for a Head Football coach at either school; that is Cat-Griz victories. If Vigen goes 4:0 or 3:1 then he gets a new contract after 4 years. If he goes 0:4 or 1:3 then he probably does not. If he goes 2:2 then they will look at other things such as Big Sky or Playoff success. Those are nice, but really only icing on the cake. Beating the Griz is the cake!
Totally disagree.
x100 million. National championship is the cake, Big Sky championship is the icing. Beating the griz is a nice glass of wine to go with the cake.
Beating the Griz is ALL that matters to me. To each his own.

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:56 pm
by Catsrgrood
84CatGrad wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:01 pm
BozoneCat wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:46 pm
ilovethecats wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
DBARNETT1953 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Reformed Griz fan here, as I lived in Missoula until I was 17, and then enrolled at MSU and discovered Montana's finest University. There is only 1 measure of success for a Head Football coach at either school; that is Cat-Griz victories. If Vigen goes 4:0 or 3:1 then he gets a new contract after 4 years. If he goes 0:4 or 1:3 then he probably does not. If he goes 2:2 then they will look at other things such as Big Sky or Playoff success. Those are nice, but really only icing on the cake. Beating the Griz is the cake!
Totally disagree.
x100 million. National championship is the cake, Big Sky championship is the icing. Beating the griz is a nice glass of wine to go with the cake.
Beating the Griz is ALL that matters to me. To each his own.
Really?
I LOVE beating the Griz. But there is more.

If you told me that in the next 10 years we’d win 2-3 national championships and a handful of big sky titles, but we’d go 2-8 against the griz in that time, I’d take those national championships every time.

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:38 am
by 84CatGrad
Catsrgrood wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:56 pm
84CatGrad wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:01 pm
BozoneCat wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:46 pm
ilovethecats wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
DBARNETT1953 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Reformed Griz fan here, as I lived in Missoula until I was 17, and then enrolled at MSU and discovered Montana's finest University. There is only 1 measure of success for a Head Football coach at either school; that is Cat-Griz victories. If Vigen goes 4:0 or 3:1 then he gets a new contract after 4 years. If he goes 0:4 or 1:3 then he probably does not. If he goes 2:2 then they will look at other things such as Big Sky or Playoff success. Those are nice, but really only icing on the cake. Beating the Griz is the cake!
Totally disagree.
x100 million. National championship is the cake, Big Sky championship is the icing. Beating the griz is a nice glass of wine to go with the cake.
Beating the Griz is ALL that matters to me. To each his own.
Really?
I LOVE beating the Griz. But there is more.

If you told me that in the next 10 years we’d win 2-3 national championships and a handful of big sky titles, but we’d go 2-8 against the griz in that time, I’d take those national championships every time.
Really. Sure I want 'ships. But beating those a@@holes, who OWNED us for so long and made us feel irrelevant, is what butters my bread. Even a 'ship, in a year we lost to those dickh@@ds, would feel tainted. Just how I feel about it.

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:02 am
by AFCAT
84CatGrad wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:38 am
Catsrgrood wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:56 pm
84CatGrad wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:01 pm
BozoneCat wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:46 pm
ilovethecats wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
DBARNETT1953 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Reformed Griz fan here, as I lived in Missoula until I was 17, and then enrolled at MSU and discovered Montana's finest University. There is only 1 measure of success for a Head Football coach at either school; that is Cat-Griz victories. If Vigen goes 4:0 or 3:1 then he gets a new contract after 4 years. If he goes 0:4 or 1:3 then he probably does not. If he goes 2:2 then they will look at other things such as Big Sky or Playoff success. Those are nice, but really only icing on the cake. Beating the Griz is the cake!
Totally disagree.
x100 million. National championship is the cake, Big Sky championship is the icing. Beating the griz is a nice glass of wine to go with the cake.
Beating the Griz is ALL that matters to me. To each his own.
Really?
I LOVE beating the Griz. But there is more.

If you told me that in the next 10 years we’d win 2-3 national championships and a handful of big sky titles, but we’d go 2-8 against the griz in that time, I’d take those national championships every time.
Really. Sure I want 'ships. But beating those a@@holes, who OWNED us for so long and made us feel irrelevant, is what butters my bread. Even a 'ship, in a year we lost to those dickh@@ds, would feel tainted. Just how I feel about it.
Yeah, all you would hear is; “How can you be National Champs when you didn’t even win the state of Montana?”

Re: Brent Vigen - New Bobcat Head Coach

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:11 am
by ilovethecats
AFCAT wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:02 am
84CatGrad wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:38 am
Catsrgrood wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:56 pm
84CatGrad wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:01 pm
BozoneCat wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:46 pm
ilovethecats wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
DBARNETT1953 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Reformed Griz fan here, as I lived in Missoula until I was 17, and then enrolled at MSU and discovered Montana's finest University. There is only 1 measure of success for a Head Football coach at either school; that is Cat-Griz victories. If Vigen goes 4:0 or 3:1 then he gets a new contract after 4 years. If he goes 0:4 or 1:3 then he probably does not. If he goes 2:2 then they will look at other things such as Big Sky or Playoff success. Those are nice, but really only icing on the cake. Beating the Griz is the cake!
Totally disagree.
x100 million. National championship is the cake, Big Sky championship is the icing. Beating the griz is a nice glass of wine to go with the cake.
Beating the Griz is ALL that matters to me. To each his own.
Really?
I LOVE beating the Griz. But there is more.

If you told me that in the next 10 years we’d win 2-3 national championships and a handful of big sky titles, but we’d go 2-8 against the griz in that time, I’d take those national championships every time.
Really. Sure I want 'ships. But beating those a@@holes, who OWNED us for so long and made us feel irrelevant, is what butters my bread. Even a 'ship, in a year we lost to those dickh@@ds, would feel tainted. Just how I feel about it.
Yeah, all you would hear is; “How can you be National Champs when you didn’t even win the state of Montana?”
And the people saying that would be morons. :lol: