Archive for October, 2009


Griz commit update: Vaughn Autry has a very interesting article on recent Griz recruit Vaughn Autry today. The story also involves former Montana Grizzly head basketball coach and current Utah State coach Stew Morrill, and it is not to flattering of Morrill and his staff. He does though have some very nice things to say about Montana Coach Wayne Tinkle, as well as the current Griz players and staff. Here is an excerpt:

…had Utah State not bungled their recruitment of Autry he might not have ended up at Montana at all.

According to Autry’s father, Steve Autry, Utah State called and offered Vaughn a scholarship in July after the Best of the Summer tournament.

“They said he was going to start,” Steve said. “I told him he has to earn it.

“They were really high on it, they told him they were going to bring him in to replace the previous point guard.”

The 6-2 Vaughn decided that was a great offer, so he orally committed to Utah State before he ever visited the school.

The coaching staff wanted him to visit during the weekend the football team played their first home game on Sept. 26 so Steve took the steps to fill out the proper paperwork for the compliance officers.

But in the weeks leading up to Vaughn’s visit, both father and son said the coaches stopped returning phone calls and weren’t reachable, indicating to both of them that something was fishy.

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Griz FB recruit: Jordy Johnson is reporting that Bobby Haucks University of Montana Grizzlies are recruiting Jordy Johnson of Sheldon high school in Eugene, Oregon. Johnson is a record setting quarterback who surprisingly has not received a lot of serious offers from D-1A (bowl subdivision). Johnson is a 6-1, 185 pound quarterback, who runs a 4.5 forty time with 32” vertical.

For this season so far he has compiled some pretty amazing stats. He has completed 91 of 126 attempts coming into this week end for 1,760 yards and 26 TD’s with only one interception. Johnson has also rushed 60 times for 613 yards, and has caught one pass for 31 yards receiving.

For his career passing he has 475 completions on 651 attempts for 6,440 yards and 64 touch downs. His career rushing is 2,430 yards on 382 carries.

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More on Josh Huestis’s commit to Stanford

huestis3News of Josh Huestis’s commit to Stanford is all over the net today, being reported by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and countless other web sites and it should spread further as the day continues. While the local Palo Alto papers have some short blurbs about Josh’s signing I have not seen any from the local papers, but again they should come later today or tomorrow.

ESPN had a nice short little article on Josh’s signing that I thought was the best of what I have read so far. ESPN also gives Josh a rating of 90. Although I am look forward to see what the Great Fall Tribune has to write on the subject, and hopefully also get a few nice quotes from Josh.

Here is what ESPN had to say”


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Josh Huestis to Stanford

huestisIt is being reported on that Josh Huestis has committed to Stanford University of the Pac-10 conference. It appears it came down to Stanford or Harvard. When I have more info I will post it.

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Recruiting Database Updated – Finally

bbhoopJust to let you know I have finally got around to updating the 11 recruiting databases on my blog. This includes the basketball recruiting list for each Big Sky men’s teams as well as a recruiting list for Montana State and Montana football programs. Just to reminder, the Montana and Montana State basketball list are the lists that I have spent the most time cultivating. Then comes the Montana State and Montana football programs. The other Big Sky lists are basically as I come across information I jot it down, so take them with a grain of salt.

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Bobcat Commit Update: Casey Trejeque


I wanted to do an update on Brad Huse’s first commit for the 2010 class Casey Trejeque for some time but I have been having a hard time finding a lot of current info on Trejeque over the summer. It appears that Trejeque did play much summer ball this past spring and summer so there was not a lot to report on the national internet site.

Just to review, Casey Trejeque is a 5-9 point guard, although I have seen him listed any where from 5-7 to 5-10, I am told by a friend that saw him recently that 5-9 is about right. Trejeque plays for Price high school in Los Angelis California. Price this year will also will feature two 4 star D-1 recruits this year in 2G Allen Crabbe, and, PF/C Richard Solomon both committed to U, of California. You can find more info on Casey in my original post on his commitment.

I talked to a friend who saw him play recently in and he thinks Trejaque, may be able to contribute as a freshman for the Bobcats. He is a pure point guard, and given his size it may take a while for his offence to adjust to the D-1 game but as a pure point guard he should be able to make an impact early in his career

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Secret Scrimmages

shhhThis week a large number of D-1 schools will be participating in “Secret Scrimmage” as they are know, against other D-1 schools. One of these schools is Montana as they travel to Spokane this Friday (or Saturday depending on who you ask) to play Washington State in a scrimmage. While the scrimmages are supposed to be a secret, Fox Sports has published a list of schools, games and dates that they are aware of here.

I am not sure about the exact rules but I believe NCAA rules prohibit coaches from talking about the scrimmages, no fans can be in attendance and no official stats are to be published. I think this type of thing is very helpful for the coaches to get a gauge as to where there team are at, but lets face it they are really not that secret.

As a matter of fact I will be curious to see who quickly it takes for the unofficial stats to leak out.

Here is the list that Fox Sports has put out.

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Odds and ends: Committment edition

McCall_4There are a few internet articles out today on some recent commitments to both Montana and Montana State that I thought I would update you on.

Kevin McCarthy of and had an article today about Autry’s commitment to Montana. The article mentions one of the determining factors in his decision was that he felt with the graduation of AJ Johnson and Ryan Staudacher, he would have the opportunity to contribute as a true freshman.

Kevin had the following quote from Aurty’s high school coach:

Here is Serra coach Dwan Hurt on his senior: “Vaughn led us in scoring last season and he plays both ends of the floor. I really enjoy watching him play. He’s also well-rounded with a grade point average in the 3.3/3.4 range. I’ve always said what you do in the classroom carries out on to the floor and Vaughn is an example of that.” Hurt is a Serra and a Gonzaga graduate who played alongside NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton.

Here is a link to the full article, but you will need subscription to

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Bobcat Blue / Gold game cancelled

FYI to anyone planning to attend the Montana State Bobcat men’s basketball Blue Gold game tonight, I have heard that Brad Huse had to cancel the game due to flue and a few injuries.  The Bobcats only had 8-10 players who would be available to participate.


Griz Pick up their 3rd commit



I have heard that Wayne Tinkle’s Montana Grizzlies have received a verbal commitment from Billy Reader of Oswego Lake high school in Oregon. Reader is a 6-8 who can play the center spot but who is also athletic enough to play the power forward spot. Most of the schools who were recruiting him were projecting him as a power forward. He is still growing so he may top out at 6-9 to 6-10 range.

Lake Oswego has been somewhat of a big man factory placing at least one big man (sometimes more) in the D-1 ranks each year for the last 4-5 years including a guy by the name of Kevin Love to UCLA now the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Reader averaged 9 points and 6 rebounds last year while playing with current Portland State freshman 6-7 Max Jacobson. Reader projected to be the Man this year for Oswego. You can find more info about Reader in this post I did earlier “Bobcats and Griz entertain Billy Reader”

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October 2009

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    This past weekend we opened up at Boise State, my Alma Mater, where they had an Alumni Reunion and recognized our 1993-94 Big Sky Champion Team who was also nationally ranked. What an amazing season that was, and what an fantastic experience to be a part of. Although our Bobcats didn't win that night, it was a nice distraction to have dinner after the g […] (Coach Binford)

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    I am talking to you Dan Muscatell. I am talking to all of you on twitter begging me for more blog. I know you missed me, little did I know that you were craving more blog. I put it on the to-do list and then moved it straight to the top.Montana Coaches Association - 2010 ClinicThis event gets better every year for me. It's not that the speakers are any […]
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