R&R Cat Cast - A Montana State Bobcat Fan Podcast

R&R Cat Cast - A Montana State Bobcat Fan Podcast

By R&R Cat Cast
Two different fans, one shared name and one shared passion for Montana State football. Join Ryan and Ryan as we recap games and discuss the week that was and will be for Bobcat football. Now part of the Big Sky Podcast Network! Sponsored by Jeremiah Johnson Brewing.
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Interview with Bill Lamberty, MSU SID
R&R is brought to you by Jeremiah Johnson Brewing. We are joined by Bill Lamberty, Senior Sports Information Director for Montana State.  Bill pulls back the curtain a bit on what an SID does, and shares some stories from his time at MSU.   Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:00:48
July 15, 2020
Sean Anderson and Joe DeLeone of the BLEAV FCS Podcast
R&R is brought to you by Jeremiah Johnson Brewing. We are joined by Sean Anderson and Joe DeLeone, two former Rhode Island football players turned FCS podcasters.  We discuss the recent announcement from the Ivy League about cancelling fall sports and how that will impact the college football landscape, and then we get their unique perspective on the 2019 and 2020 Bobcats. Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
57:39
July 10, 2020
Interview with Zach Minter
We are joined by former Bobcat great Zach Minter, who played defensive tackle from 2009-2012 before having stints the in NFL and the CFL.  Go Cats! Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
52:00
June 28, 2020
Preseason Rankings, Troy Andersen, #41
Troy Andersen is redshirting - how does that affect the Bobcats, and what does that look like for Troy?  If he is redshirting, who is the frontrunner for MSU's new #41 tradition?  We also discuss more preseason polls that came out and the big announcement from down in Sacramento about Kevin Thomson grad transferring from the Hornets. 8:40 Hero Sports Big Sky Preview  17:37 - Athlon Sports Top 25  23:10 - Kevin Thomson transfer from Sac State 36:18 - Troy Andersen Redshirting 47:31 - #41 Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
54:35
June 18, 2020
Interview with Jody Owens
Bobcat legend Jody Owens joins us to talk about his playing days in Bozeman.  Jody played linebacker for the Cats from 2008-2012, and capped off a stellar career by being named the Big Sky Defensive MVP for his senior year.   Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
46:13
June 4, 2020
Preseason Polls and All-American Teams
Hero Sports released their preseason top 25 as well as their All-American lists.  We discuss the Bobcats preseason ranking, and whether or not we agree with the All-American lineup.  Go Cats! Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
46:23
May 31, 2020
Brooks Nuanez of Skyline Sports
We are joined by Brooks Nuanez of Skyline Sports to talk some Bobcat football.  What areas of concern do the Cats have going into next year?  What can the Cats do to take the next step?  We discuss all of this and more. Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:23:42
May 25, 2020
Montana State Associate Athletic Director Bethany Cordell
We are joined by Bethany Cordell, MSU Athletic Athletic Director - Annual Giving and Fan Development.  We discuss what her duties include, how it happens behind the scenes, and what MSU is doing right now and some plans for the future.   Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
35:28
May 9, 2020
Paul Schwedelson of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle
We are fortunate to have Paul Schwedelson, reporter for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle covering men's basketball and football, join us for a discussion about the comings and goings of men's basketball, a spring without football, and a status update on the new facilities project.   Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling Paul Schwedelson - @pschweds
58:34
April 23, 2020
Basketball Recap, Q&A
Happy Friday Bobcat fans! We recap the Men's and Women's basketball seasons, give our thoughts on the state of the respective programs, and then answer your submitted questions.  We hope this brings you some joy in these troubling times. Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:11:17
March 28, 2020
Spring Water Cooler, Interview with Jimmy Beal
After a long hiatus, the Ryans are back with sort of a catch-all episode, including discussing coaching changes, cost of attendance, and a feature interview with new running backs coach and former Bobcat Jimmy Beal. Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:10:24
March 13, 2020
All-Decade All-Stars
We are joined by Shane Driscoll of the Bobcat Outisder to compile our all-decade all-star list - who was the best to wear the Bobcat uniform at their position during the 2010s?  We debate, reminisce, and share the results of the Twitter fan poll for each position.  Go Cats! Bobcat Outsider - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXiCjoSFbJD3dBYZP8Z5CMg The Adventures of Shane and Laura - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8K97L2Iyrx1FadZ5FaEWHQ - check them out! Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:34:24
February 10, 2020
NDSU Recap, Golden Koozie Questions
After a holiday hiatus, we return to finally recap the NDSU loss, which ended a historic season for the Bobcats.  We answer your #GoldenKoozie questions, thanks to everyone for sending them in all year! Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:06:44
January 3, 2020
Austin Peay Recap, NDSU Preview, Guest - Brint Wahlberg
For the first time in 35 years, the Bobcats are in the semifinals.  A rematch from last year's quarterfinal looms in Fargo.  We recap the historic Austin Peay victory and talk about how we feel about the Cats heading into NDSU.  In an R&R first, we extend an olive branch over The Divide to Brint Wahlberg of the GrizFanPod to get his take on the matchup in Fargo, briefly chat some Weber vs JMU, and to recap his trip to Ogden to watch the Griz eventually fall to the Wildcats. Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:42:06
December 19, 2019
Albay Recap, Austin Peay Preview
The Bobcats win their 2nd playoff game in as many years against Albany in decisive fashion.  We recap the game, and preview our red-hot quarterfinal opponent the Austin Peay Governors.   Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:11:45
December 11, 2019
#25 Albany Preview (2nd Round Playoff)
The Cats now know their 2nd round opponent - the Albany Great Danes.  We preview that game and more in this week's episode. Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
57:41
December 4, 2019
Cat/Griz Recap
The Bobcats beatdown the Griz in Bozeman like never before, win their 4th Cat/Griz game in a row, and snag a top 5 playoff seed in the process. We recap the game, discuss the importance of the victory and briefly talk playoff picture as the Cats await the winner of Albany and Connecticut Central State.  Go Cats!  Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling Choate interview courtesy of Shane Driscoll @shanedriscoll YouTube - Bobcat Outsider
1:18:00
November 27, 2019
Interview with Cory Nicol
Thorny sits down with Cory Nicol, a former defensive back for the Bobcats from 2008-2009 by way of the University of Washington.  We talk about how he ended up at MSU, some favorite memories from his playing days in Bozeman, and what Cat/Griz means to him. Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
34:33
November 22, 2019
UC Davis Recap, Cat/Griz Preview
The Cats punch their playoff ticket in Davis, and now have the opportunity to secure a seed with a win at home against the #3 ranked Griz. How do the Cats match up and what is it going to take to win? We recap the Davis game, preview the Griz game and share some audio from two former players on what Cat/Griz meant to them, what they think of the rivalry in general, and some favorite memories from their Bobcat playing days. The first is a sample from our Travis Lulay interview from 9/3/19, and the other is from a yet to be released interview with Cory Nicol, former defensive back in 2008-2009 under Rob Ash.  Travis Lulay - 1:03:08 Cory Nicol - 1:09:36 Shout-out to Shane Driscoll, aka DriscollCat, aka the Bobcat Outsider for the live recording of the fight song in the intro - check out his YouTube channel and show the Bobcat Outsider - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXiCjoSFbJD3dBYZP8Z5CMg  Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:36:13
November 20, 2019
Northern Colorado Recap, UC Davis Preview
The Cats continue their domination against the bottom rung of the Big Sky Conference with a #winbig victory in Greeley.  We recap the game and preview the huge away game against the hungry UC Davis Aggies.  Plus we discuss... men's pants fashion?  Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
54:51
November 14, 2019
Southern Utah Recap, Northern Colorado Preview
Big man month!  The Cats get back in the win column against an over-matched Southern Utah squad at home - is this a case of fool's gold, or did the Cats right the ship?  We tackle that question and more, and preview the road game in Greeley against the Bears. Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:05:21
November 7, 2019
North Dakota Recap, Southern Utah Preview
The Cats drop their 2nd in a row in Grand Forks - can the Cats rebound? There are a ton of questions after this game and we dive head first into as many as we can.  We then preview a pivotal matchup against SUU to keep our playoff hopes alive.  Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:13:42
October 30, 2019
UND Preview with Sam Herder of Hero Sports
In our 2nd episode of the week we discuss the important conference (yes conference) matchup with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. We bring in Sam Herder, Senior FCS Analyst of Hero Sports to help us preview the crucial matchup and to get his thoughts on the Bobcats 2019 season to date. 10:20 - Sam Herder 29:27 - Our UND Preview Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling 
55:31
October 25, 2019
Bye Week, Optimism and Concern
Coming off the bye week, we discuss reasons for optimism and concern as the Cats head into the 2nd half of the season. We discover a shared love for porters, but do we share the same outlook for the Bobcats moving forward? Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
53:32
October 23, 2019
Sac State Recap, Bye Week
The Ryan's homecoming back to Bozeman was spoiled by the upstart Hornets - what do the Cats need to work on during the bye week, and are we still a playoff team? We discuss those questions, recap the loss and more in this week's episode. Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
58:06
October 17, 2019
Cal Poly Recap, Sac State Preview with the Hornet House
The Cats continue to win on the road, but not necessarily in the most impressive fashion, but a win is a win. We recap the trip to San Luis Obispo against Cal Poly and preview our suddenly huge matchup with Sacramento State. To help us get a feel for the Hornet program we brought in Collin Powers of the Hornet House, a fan-based Twitter account for all things Hornet football. We answer your #GoldenKoozie questions, which includes "Who would win in a fight, Jeff Choate or a Grizzly bear" - make sure to listen to the end to hear the answer. The Hornet House - https://twitter.com/1_hornets  Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:18:00
October 10, 2019
NAU Recap, Cal Poly Preview
Down 21-0 early in the 2nd quarter, the Bobcats rally to outscore the NAU Lumberjacks 49-10 the rest of the way out, including a 35-3 2nd half.  We discuss whether or not the way the Cats have been playing can get us deep into the playoffs, preview the upcoming game against Cal Poly, answer your Golden Koozie questions and as always end it with our buy or sell segment.  Go Cats! Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
53:09
October 2, 2019
Norfolk Recap, OOC Thoughts, NAU Preview
For the first time in MSU history, 3 different running backs run for over 100 yards in a route of MEAC foe Norfolk State.  We recap the game and then give our good, bad and ugly from the out of conference slate and what we need to work on heading into conference play overall.  We then preview the big NAU game as 10th year senior Case Cookus comes to town. Intro Music Courtesy of Ugly Duckling
59:42
September 25, 2019
Western Illinois Recap, Norfolk State Preview
Just win baby!  The Cats get a road win in Macomb, but it wasn't pretty.  The #8 Bobcats are back in the confines of Bobcat Stadium Saturday to take on the Norfolk State Spartans of the MEAC, and we preview that matchup.  We answer your Golden Koozie questions, and even talk a little bit about rollerblading for some reason. Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
1:04:02
September 18, 2019
SEMO Recap, WIU Preview with Scott Holland of the McDonough County Voice
The Cats register a resounding victory for a sold out Gold Rush home game, for which the Cats jump up to #10 in the FCS Stats Poll - is this the defining moment that we have been searching for and harping on since we started this podcast?  It doesn't mean anything if we don't beat Western Illinois on the road.  We preview that game and enlist the help of Scott Holland of the McDonough County Voice to talk about the MSU/WIU matchup in Macomb. To learn more about Ales 4 ALS visit https://a4a.als.net/ and find a participating brewery near you. Intro Music Courtesy of Ugly Duckling
58:44
September 12, 2019
Texas Tech Recap, #12 SEMO Preview with Tom Davis of semoball.com
The Cats traveled down to Lubbock on Saturday and were handed a loss.  What can we take away from this game, and how much should we really look into a loss to a Big 12 foe?  We also bring on Tom Davis, regional sports editor for semoball.com to help us preview the upcoming matchup against #12 SEMO.  You can find him on Twitter @semoballtom 3:56 - News 7:17 - Texas Tech Recap 22:40 - SEMO Preview with Tom Davis Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
52:04
September 4, 2019
Interview with Travis Lulay
We sit down with former Montana State Bobcat and recently retired BC Lions quarterback Travis Lulay to chat about life after football, reminisce about his playing days at MSU and his time in Bozeman.  We also asked him just how a small town Oregon kid ended up at Montana State in the first place .  A must listen for Bobcat fans! Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
31:31
September 3, 2019
Depth Chart, Texas Tech Preview
Football is back! We discuss the newly released depth chart and preview the Texas Tech opening.  Go Cats! Want to win an R&R beer koozie?  Listen in to see how. Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling.
51:36
August 28, 2019
Fall Camp Recap with Shane Driscoll
While Foley was in Montana, we recruited Shane Driscoll of the Bobcat Outsider and friend of the pod to join us to share his thoughts and impressions from the practices and scrimmages he was able to attend, as well as the audio and video he's been able to capture.  Foley was able to phone it... from his parent's basement. The Adventures of Shane and Laura - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8K97L2Iyrx1FadZ5FaEWHQ - check them out! Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling 
50:25
August 26, 2019
QB1, Recruits
The Cats finally name a starting quarterback!  A little late to the party (Thorny was on vacation), we talk about Casey Bauman being named the starting quarterback, recap the recruits committed since our last episode, and finish with a buy or sell segment. Shane Driscoll @shanedriscoll and The Bobcat Outsider on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXiCjoSFbJD3dBYZP8Z5CMg) Intro music courtesy of Ugly Duckling
54:51
August 20, 2019
Big Sky Football Kickoff, New Recruits, #41
Foley shares his experience at our first ever media event, the Big Sky Football Kickoff in Spokane.  He was able to sit down with Kevin Kassis and Jahque Alleyne, the two MSU player representatives at the event.  We discuss the new recruits from the last few weeks and share out thoughts on the new #41 tradition at Montana State. The R&R Cat Cast is now part of the Big Sky Podcast Network.  The R&R Cat Cast is the only fan based podcast for Montana State football.
47:26
July 24, 2019
Preseason Polls, Accolades, Chris Murray with Special Guest
The Ryans are joined by wbtfg of Bobcatnation fame to discuss the news about Chris Murray not returning to the program, plus we discuss the preseason polls and three Bobcats land on some preseason All-American teams. 
55:08
June 13, 2019
2019 Spring Ball Recap
The spring practices that were beleaguered by bad weather have come to an end.  We discuss what, if anything was learned from the brief 9 practices the Cats were able to hold, and what we hope to see over the summer and into fall camp. 
41:54
April 17, 2019
2018/2019 Basketball Recap, Brian Fish Out as Head Coach
A rarity - we talk about a sport other than football!  On this episode we recap the 2018-2019 men's basketball season, which resulted in the firing of 5th year head coach Brian Fish.  We discuss what it would take to bring the program out of it's 20 year run of .500 basketball.  
46:53
March 23, 2019
2019 Signing Day Recap with DriscollCat
We are joined by DriscollCat to discuss the 2019 signing class.  We break it down by position, and finish it off by selecting our top 3 recruits, and our sleeper pick. 
1:14:00
February 8, 2019
2019 Early Offense Outlook
We break down each position group on the offense and special teams to talk about the personnel leaving and returning, project our starters, and discuss what the group needs to improve upon heading into the 2019 season.  Thorny tries his best not to talk about Troy Andersen at every position. 
1:00:57
February 1, 2019
2019 Early Defense Outlook, Defensive Coordinator Change
A big announcement from MSU prompts us to talk about the Ty Gregorak resignation and the hiring (rehiring?) of former Bobcat great Kane Ioane.  We break down each position on the defense and discuss what needs to improve heading into Jeff Choate's 4th year at the helm.    Montana State Bobcats, Montana State Football 
1:00:49
January 11, 2019
2018 Season Recap
The season 2018 is over, and it was one for the ages. We share our thoughts on the season, ranging from everything from our favorite moments to team needs heading into 2019, and everything in between.  Montana State Bobcats, Montana State Football 
1:06:07
December 14, 2018
North Dakota State Recap
We talk about the NDSU 2nd round playoff loss and how we measured up, the college football landscape in general, and even have a Holiday themed buy or sell segment.
40:32
December 4, 2018
Incarnate Word Recap, #1 North Dakota State 2nd Round Playoff Preview
Playoffs!? We ARE talking about playoffs. We discuss the playoff victory over Incarnate Word and what it means to the program, which Montana beer is best, and we look ahead to the monumental task at hand in Fargo against NDSU.
59:04
November 27, 2018
Cat/Griz Recap, #24 Incarnate Word 1st Round Playoff Preview
The Bobcats hold! The Bobcats hold! We discuss the epic game that was the 118th Cat/Griz game, what the win means for the program, and preview the first round home against Incarnate Word.
58:38
November 20, 2018
118th Cat/Griz Special Episode
It's finally here! Cat/Griz is upon us. We breakdown the matchup with potential playoff implications, and share our fondest Cat/Griz stories.
51:24
November 15, 2018
Northern Colorado Recap, Beer
The appetizer before the big game, we discuss the win against Northern Colorado and the importance of beer selection for football viewing. No preview of Cat/Griz as we will release a Cat/Griz special on Thursday.
32:16
November 13, 2018
Cal Poly Recap, Northern Colorado Preview
The Cats hold onto a 49-42 over Joe Protheroe and the Cal Poly Mustangs. We preview the upcoming Northern Colorado game, take some bold predictions and over/unders from the board as well as our own, and muse a little bit about the program under Jeff Choate.
1:02:24
November 6, 2018
Idaho State Recap, Cal Poly Preview
We are joined by the world famous DriscollCat to recap the ISU loss, Matt Miller's first game as OC, discuss our concerns as we head into the final stretch, and then a brief preview of the Cal Poly game.
1:03:06
October 30, 2018
Weber State Recap, Idaho State Preview
Cats fall short in Ogden, meaning Thorny's bold prediction from Episode 3 did not come to fruition. We discuss the big shakeup on the coaching staff and as usual give a brief preview of our upcoming game, on the road against a surprising Idaho State team.
53:53
October 23, 2018
Idaho Recap, #7 Weber State Preview
We recap the exciting homecoming victory over the Idaho Vandals, discuss some interesting recruiting news, and preview the huge game against #7 Weber State in Ogden.
47:33
October 16, 2018
Bye Week Blues - DriscollCat, Discussion on Culture
In this episode we are joined by DriscollCat from Bobcatnation.com to discuss what it means to have a culture, a program, or just a team. We touch on the upcoming Idaho game and look forward as the Cats get into the meat of conference play.
54:09
October 8, 2018
Eastern Washington Recap, Superstitions
In this episode we talk about the EWU loss, the bye week and the importance of superstitions.
50:24
October 2, 2018
Portland State Recap, #5 Eastern Washington Preview
We chat about the QB situation after the Cats Big Sky opening win against Portland State, the defense, and preview the big EWU game. 
48:06
September 25, 2018
Test Episode! - Wagner Recap, Conference Preview
The very first episode (TEST) of R&R Cat Cast! Ryan and Ryan recap the Wagner game, discuss the quarterback situation, and look forward to conference play.
42:01
September 18, 2018