This is an actual post on their site. Makes me almost feel sad for our little community college brethren to the East:
MSU vs. UM and the state of MSU athletics
Unread postby aucat on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:23 pm
From a Bobcat vs. Griz point of view, the 2011-2012 year has not been so great to date. So let's examine where we stand:
Football. Granted, ten wins, a co-BSC championship, a BRIEF ranking of #1 and a home win in the FCS playoffs were great. Getting blown out by the Griz on our HOME FIELD was not so great. With the new Bobcat Stadium, we expected a big home field advantage---at least a TD. Didn't happen.
Future prospects: Things look pretty solid. No suggestions going forward. Coach Ash has made great progress. He just needs to start beating the Griz on a regular basis, so let's beat the Griz at their place next year.
Women's BB: Again, what happened to the home court advantage? Early on, it appeared that we might just be the best in the Big Sky. However, we did not take care of business on our home court.
Future prospects: Coach Binford has this team on the right track. Maybe we'll beat the Lady Griz at their place on Sat.
Volleyball: New coach is coming in. This sport receives great support and it is an exciting event for fans to watch. We should NOT be the doormat of the BSC.
Future prospects: Looks like we have a winner coming in. Lots of optimism here.
Men's BB: Grim. My prediction is that we will suffer a blowout loss on Sat. The talent gap between the Cats and Griz is simply staggering.
Future prospects: If Coach Huse had not received a contract extension I think there would be considerable pressure to end his tenure at the end of this season. However, I feel sure he will be back. Next year will be what, his 7th year ? If the Cats are not serious contenders for the BSC next year, I think there will be lots of pressure to make changes. Personally, I hope Huse finally turns the corner next year and begins fielding teams that can compete. But his recruiting to date has not been sufficient to do that.
All I know is, I am SICK and TIRED of losing to the Griz in every sport we play them in. I really can't think of another state where one state university has "owned" the other as UM has owned MSU. As I said above, I think we have the right coaches in place in football, women's bb and volleyball to balance this rivalry out. We'll have to see how the men's bb plays out.
MSU is a great institution and has a great fan base. Bozeman is a great college town. There is simply NO excuse whatsoever for a continuation of this UM dominance over MSU in athletics. The students, administration, alumni and fans should demand that it not be tolerated. And don't try to convince me that we have to lower our academic and character standards to achieve success. Coach Ash has already demonstrated that we can have high quality student-athletes who are capable of competing for championships.
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