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Postby IntuitiveGriz » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:42 am

...Matt Miller decides on Boise State.

From the Missoulian:

“It was a hard choice to tell coaches that I wasn’t going (to the other schools).

“Especially Montana and Montana State.”

The two Big Sky schools were the first to begin looking at the Capital High star his sophomore year. Still, he said he hadn’t decided on a school until Christmas Eve.

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I am jacked for Miller. He is going to be playing for a top 10 team, and could see early playing time on the BIG STAGE. GO get'em Matt!!! :clap: :thumb:
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby jtgriz2 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:45 am

IntuitiveGriz wrote:...Matt Miller decides on Boise State.

From the Missoulian:

“It was a hard choice to tell coaches that I wasn’t going (to the other schools).

“Especially Montana and Montana State.”

The two Big Sky schools were the first to begin looking at the Capital High star his sophomore year. Still, he said he hadn’t decided on a school until Christmas Eve.

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I am jacked for Miller. He is going to be playing for a top 10 team, and could see early playing time on the BIG STAGE. GO get'em Matt!!! :clap: :thumb:


Congrats to this kid. Awesome opportunity! :clap:
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby SAVAGE PAW » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:44 am

Good for him he will like Boise, its a nice town.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby bronco22 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:14 am

We're happy to have a Montana kid in Boise. The coaches give the true freshman a chance to earn their way onto the field but you're gonna have to be really good to play as a frosh.

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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby 100%GRIZ » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:42 am

Just remember Matt - The grass is always Bluer on the other side! Congratulations on your choice. But if you ever want more playing time, maybe pad the stats for the pro-scouts I'm sure Montana's door would be wide open!
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby mtfats » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:19 pm

He will be lucky to see much playing time as a Jr. MSU or UM 3 or 4 yr starter depending on if he is Red Shirted.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby kemajic » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:35 pm

mtfats wrote:He will be lucky to see much playing time as a Jr. MSU or UM 3 or 4 yr starter depending on if he is Red Shirted.

That's your opinion. Dwan Edwards went from Class B Columbus to Oregon St., had significant PT as a true freshman and started his last three years, was twice all PAC-10 and a second round draft pick. You cannot stereotype the ceiling of Montana's top prospects. There was no reason for Edwards to settle for small college FB; I suspect the same goes for Miller.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby General Disarray » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:45 pm

He clearly has his sights set on the NFL. Why else would someone turn down Stanford for Boise State?
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby yogi » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:35 pm

Why , indeed; I am willing to wager there are more Stanford NFL guys out there than are from Boise State; anyway good luck to him; your friend, Yogi
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby putter » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:59 am

mtfats wrote:He will be lucky to see much playing time as a Jr. MSU or UM 3 or 4 yr starter depending on if he is Red Shirted.


He was told he could see the field as a Freshman. Interesting that Petrino flies up to see him and Harbaugh shows up unannounced at his front door and watches a Ravens game with him at his house. Rumor has it that he tried to call BH but, once the playoffs started, all the coaches stopped recruiting. he could not even get a hold of them. All 9 Boise coaches showed up at Capital to talk with him and when he could not contact UM, his choice was made......
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby reed rothchild » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:06 pm

The Greatest Recruit In The History of Montana chose Boise State over Stanford?

Humph.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby grizband » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:12 pm

The way Stanford looked this year, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Harbaugh turns them into a competitor relatively soon.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby reed rothchild » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:18 pm

grizband wrote:The way Stanford looked this year, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Harbaugh turns them into a competitor relatively soon.


Watch them beat Oklahoma ... the Sun Bowl is on right now.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby loyalgriz » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:29 pm

putter wrote:
mtfats wrote:He will be lucky to see much playing time as a Jr. MSU or UM 3 or 4 yr starter depending on if he is Red Shirted.


He was told he could see the field as a Freshman. Interesting that Petrino flies up to see him and Harbaugh shows up unannounced at his front door and watches a Ravens game with him at his house. Rumor has it that he tried to call BH but, once the playoffs started, all the coaches stopped recruiting. he could not even get a hold of them. All 9 Boise coaches showed up at Capital to talk with him and when he could not contact UM, his choice was made......


The last part has no truth whatsoever. And its obvious that some people on this board don't understand all the variables that go into a decision like this and especially for Matt. I think he fully understands the opportunity that schools like Stanford offerred, but this was the best decision for him for a plethora of reasons. It's too bad some (who are uniformed) can't be happy for a Montana kid. It's hard to believe he goes to a top ten program, playing in huge bowl games every year, offers what he needs in school, within 7 hours of his home and that's on TV every week and gets criticized by folks who haven't seen any of the process. Frankly amazing.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby loyalgriz » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:30 pm

mtfats wrote:He will be lucky to see much playing time as a Jr. MSU or UM 3 or 4 yr starter depending on if he is Red Shirted.


Are you a fool or just play one on EGriz? :lol:
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby putter » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:14 pm

loyalgriz wrote:
putter wrote:
He was told he could see the field as a Freshman. Interesting that Petrino flies up to see him and Harbaugh shows up unannounced at his front door and watches a Ravens game with him at his house. Rumor has it that he tried to call BH but, once the playoffs started, all the coaches stopped recruiting. he could not even get a hold of them. All 9 Boise coaches showed up at Capital to talk with him and when he could not contact UM, his choice was made......


The last part has no truth whatsoever. And its obvious that some people on this board don't understand all the variables that go into a decision like this and especially for Matt. I think he fully understands the opportunity that schools like Stanford offerred, but this was the best decision for him for a plethora of reasons. It's too bad some (who are uniformed) can't be happy for a Montana kid. It's hard to believe he goes to a top ten program, playing in huge bowl games every year, offers what he needs in school, within 7 hours of his home and that's on TV every week and gets criticized by folks who haven't seen any of the process. Frankly amazing.


loyal,

Where did you get that I was not happy for Matt? He deserves everything that comes his way and it is always great when Montana kids are given and FBS opportunity as it benefits the kids who come up after them. I may have worded it incorrectly but tell me, since you know it is incorrect, that after Boise coaches met with him that his decisioni was not made. he like Oregon St and his visit to Boise, and the coaches visit sold him. Tell me where I was incorrect in saying that he could not reach the Griz coaching staff....and I am not saying he would have picked the Griz anyway, just that he could not reach them (IMO BH knew he was leaving)
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby Noles & Griz » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:22 pm

reed rothchild wrote:
grizband wrote:The way Stanford looked this year, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Harbaugh turns them into a competitor relatively soon.


Watch them beat Oklahoma ... the Sun Bowl is on right now.


Stanford just took the lead 14-10 in the 2nd. Harbaugh is building something special at Stanford, but he won't be there for much longer, bigger dogs will come calling.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby grizpack » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:50 pm

I am happy for Matt, and he is going to play for a great program.

Stanford v. BSU........ I can only hope for that type of difficult decisions for my kids. That said, it would be hard to pass on the "non-football" opportunities a Stanford degree provides. It is difficult to find another school that takes care "of their own" like Stanford and its alumni do.

Best of luck Matt. I believe you will be a great representative for Montana at the next level!!!
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby loyalgriz » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:08 pm

putter wrote:
loyalgriz wrote:
The last part has no truth whatsoever. And its obvious that some people on this board don't understand all the variables that go into a decision like this and especially for Matt. I think he fully understands the opportunity that schools like Stanford offerred, but this was the best decision for him for a plethora of reasons. It's too bad some (who are uniformed) can't be happy for a Montana kid. It's hard to believe he goes to a top ten program, playing in huge bowl games every year, offers what he needs in school, within 7 hours of his home and that's on TV every week and gets criticized by folks who haven't seen any of the process. Frankly amazing.


loyal,

Where did you get that I was not happy for Matt? He deserves everything that comes his way and it is always great when Montana kids are given and FBS opportunity as it benefits the kids who come up after them. I may have worded it incorrectly but tell me, since you know it is incorrect, that after Boise coaches met with him that his decisioni was not made. he like Oregon St and his visit to Boise, and the coaches visit sold him. Tell me where I was incorrect in saying that he could not reach the Griz coaching staff....and I am not saying he would have picked the Griz anyway, just that he could not reach them (IMO BH knew he was leaving)


My point regarding you Putter was that you were implying that Matt couldn't reach hauck, therefore he chose somewhere else rather than the Griz........which is simply not the case. As for wishing Matt luck, I don't see anywhere in this thread where you wish him ill will. You are correct. Others were far more critical. And yes, he loved Oregon State.

As for Stanford, great place but things just weren't quite right for him there.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby putter » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:20 pm

loyalgriz wrote:
putter wrote:
loyal,

Where did you get that I was not happy for Matt? He deserves everything that comes his way and it is always great when Montana kids are given and FBS opportunity as it benefits the kids who come up after them. I may have worded it incorrectly but tell me, since you know it is incorrect, that after Boise coaches met with him that his decisioni was not made. he like Oregon St and his visit to Boise, and the coaches visit sold him. Tell me where I was incorrect in saying that he could not reach the Griz coaching staff....and I am not saying he would have picked the Griz anyway, just that he could not reach them (IMO BH knew he was leaving)


My point regarding you Putter was that you were implying that Matt couldn't reach hauck, therefore he chose somewhere else rather than the Griz........which is simply not the case. As for wishing Matt luck, I don't see anywhere in this thread where you wish him ill will. You are correct. Others were far more critical. And yes, he loved Oregon State.

As for Stanford, great place but things just weren't quite right for him there.


thanks loyal,

That is why I apologized for a possible incorrect wording. I never meant to imply that he was going to Montana until he could not reach them but it was interesting the he couldn't (UNLV bound). I hope he sees the field net year for the Broncos
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby Big One 25 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:02 pm

loyalgriz wrote:
mtfats wrote:He will be lucky to see much playing time as a Jr. MSU or UM 3 or 4 yr starter depending on if he is Red Shirted.


Are you a fool or just play one on EGriz? :lol:


these kind of comments piss me off! who is to say that he cant be a stud there. guy probably hasnt even seen him play. nice.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby SportsFan87 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:31 pm

Boise State is a quality program, I can't argue with his decision.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby reed rothchild » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:59 pm

SportsFan87 wrote:Boise State is a quality program, I can't argue with his decision.


I can.

BSU Tuition: $13,868
Room/Board: $5,114
Total 4 years: $94,910

Stanford Tuition: $37,380
Room/Board: $11,463
Total 4 years: $195,372

Aside from the career opportunities a Stanford degree offers, Mr. Miller's decision cost him the equivalent of $100,000.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby Hammer » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:01 pm

reed rothchild wrote:
SportsFan87 wrote:Boise State is a quality program, I can't argue with his decision.


I can.

BSU Tuition: $13,868
Room/Board: $5,114
Total 4 years: $94,910

Stanford Tuition: $37,380
Room/Board: $11,463
Total 4 years: $195,372

Aside from the career opportunities a Stanford degree offers, Mr. Miller's decision cost him the equivalent of $100,000.


Did you know he wanted to be closer to home because his mother is very ill?? Don't judge the kids decision when you obviously don't know all of the facts that went into his decision.
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Re: Matt Miller DECIDES ON...

Postby reed rothchild » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:18 pm

Hammer wrote:
Did you know he wanted to be closer to home because his mother is very ill?? Don't judge the kids decision when you obviously don't know all of the facts that went into his decision.


I DID know that. Boise is a long 9 hour drive, it's easier to get a flight from San Francisco to Helena, and we're talking $100,000.

And you're gonna get a better college experience in the Bay Area, in my humble opinion.

That said, I wish him the best.
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