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    Tim Miles Presser 10/2/2017


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      The big takeaways

       

      • In addition to the outdoor event, the Huskers will have an open to the public scrimmage
      • Jordy had surgery on his knee to address some tendinitis. Will only miss 5 more practices
      • Big picture the team has recruited shooters and has made yet another adjustment on their pack defense to defend the 3

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    Evan Taylor - Last game was his best game and he looks stronger, faster, quicker
    Anton Gill - Has come back surprisingly well from injury, not showing issues in his first couple of practices back
    Dube Okeke - Elite athlete, can block shots and offensive rebound Has made Jordy a better player.
    Glynn Watson - Think he's ready to be an all-conference player.  He's more confident, a better leader, and this seems like his team
    Jack McVeigh - "Jack McVeigh does what Jack McVeigh does....only with a full beard now....he makes shots"
    James Palmer - Has practiced well and has practiced at the 1, 2, and 3.
    Issac Copeland - Can play multiple positions and is strong/aggressive, especially on the offensive end...a very active player. Has made Roby a better player. Miles expects him to be a top 2 scorer, top 3 rebounder. The style Nebraska plays vs what Georgetown plays will be an adjustment.
    Jordy - Out for 5 more practices because of preventative surgery to clear up some knee tendinitis 
    Isaiah Roby (Miles sort of forgot to talk about Roby :) )
    Thomas Allen - Can really shoot the ball...is more off guard than 2 guard at this point.
    Nana Anketen - Can really shoot, excels at catch and shoot
    Thor - Is adapting, needs to work on his outside shooting
    Non-Scholarship
    Tanner Borchardt - Has completely transformed his body, his confidence is growing, and could see meaningful playing time
    Johhny Trueblood, Justin Costello - Miles is complementary but I wouldn't expect either to play meaningful minutes this year

    Miles likes where the team is at mentally, physically...has a lot of length. This year's team seems more sure/bought in to their roles.
    Thinks this is his deepest team.

    Gives examples of versatility capable with this team.
    Small
    Two guards + 3. Palmer 4. Copeland 5. Roby
    Big
    Two guards + 3. Roby 4. Copeland 5. "A big"

    The condensed schedule will be challenging as it will mean 7-9 "one day preps" for a coach that likes to run man defense.
    Sees us throwing out multiples zones and/or more press 

    Getting a good vibe from the team...they compete hard against each other.
    We've benefited quite a bit from the transfer culture of the NCAA

     

     

    Edited by hhcdimes

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    10 hours ago, TimSmiles said:

    little worried jordy is not practicing. we need him in the best shape possible.

     

    The point to that surgery now is to get all of our worrying out of the way so we don't have to worry throughout the year with him sitting for bits with knee soreness. 

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    On 10/4/2017 at 9:06 AM, hhcdimes said:

    Small
    Two guards + 3. Palmer 4. Copeland 5. Roby

     

    Here is one of the answers to "What do we do if Jordy/Dube are in foul trouble?"

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    1 hour ago, hhcdimes said:

     

    Here is one of the answers to "What do we do if Jordy/Dube are in foul trouble?"

    Main reason i dont see Tanner Borchardt getting any minutes on a healthy Nebrasketball team this year.

    If Roby can slide into the 5 and be an effective mismatch (which i think he can) that about elimanates Tanners chances.

    Edited by khoock

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    3 hours ago, Norm Peterson said:

     

    As long as they have something to switch it up with, preferably something that could start out looking like a 1-3-1.

     

    Seems like that 1-3-1 last year had certain vulnerabilities.  I'm trying to remember what I, as a rank amateur, noticed last year.  If I remember correctly, certain action got you a kick to the weak side wing for an open 3.  Like if the offense overloaded the ball side and then skipped to the weak side wing.  Trying to remember.  Anyway, I noticed there seemed to be a certain vulnerability and I didn't study any film, so coaches who actually do study our 1-3-1 on film are going to see stuff, and we need some alternative zone that can start out looking like a 1-3-1 at the outset of a possession and then becomes whatever it is to throw the offense off.

     

     

    The weak spots in a 1-3-1 are definitely the corners, and I seem to remember some open 3s off the scenario you described as well. I remember one play where they ran a pick-and-roll to eliminate the top defender, the ball-handler drew Roby in the middle and Nebraska was left with one defender to cover two men on the weak side. But all defenses have their weak spots. You just have to execute whatever you choose to do better than the offense.

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    3 hours ago, khoock said:

    Main reason i dont see Tanner Borchardt getting any minutes on a healthy Nebrasketball team this year.

    If Roby can slide into the 5 and be an effective mismatch (which i think he can) that about elimanates Tanners chances.

    I heard on the radio, I think it was Robin Washnut, say that Tanner has put in a bunch of work and transformed his body.  Robin said he has dropped 12 % body fat.  That's why I am super excited about this team.  We have options if players get in foul trouble.

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    I've heard Tanner is a player.  Like, a guy who would have seen plenty of floor time in years past when we didn't have the kind of depth we have now.  Could still see some floor time.  

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    I think people might be over-hyping Tanner's ability a tad bit. He's strong but still earthbound and will struggle to finish against length and athleticism because of that. There is a reason they found him just hanging around on campus as a student. That being said, the transformation he's undergone is certainly not hyperbole. He looks like a completely different dude. And he does have a base of skills that can allow him to be effective. He's impressed Miles for sure and he's getting a ton of reps right now while Jordy is out.

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    8 hours ago, Jacob Padilla said:

    I think people might be over-hyping Tanner's ability a tad bit. He's strong but still earthbound and will struggle to finish against length and athleticism because of that. There is a reason they found him just hanging around on campus as a student. That being said, the transformation he's undergone is certainly not hyperbole. He looks like a completely different dude. And he does have a base of skills that can allow him to be effective. He's impressed Miles for sure and he's getting a ton of reps right now while Jordy is out.

    Can't believe I am agree with a bluebird fan but agree about Tanner's ability.  I am hoping he can eat 3-8 minutes a game when it is needed.  Hoping the two other bigs do their thing.

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    9 hours ago, Jacob Padilla said:

    I think people might be over-hyping Tanner's ability a tad bit. He's strong but still earthbound and will struggle to finish against length and athleticism because of that. There is a reason they found him just hanging around on campus as a student. That being said, the transformation he's undergone is certainly not hyperbole. He looks like a completely different dude. And he does have a base of skills that can allow him to be effective. He's impressed Miles for sure and he's getting a ton of reps right now while Jordy is out.

     

    Not overhyping him at all. 

     

    You have to remember Ross Buckendahl started 17 games for the Huskers in 2000-2001.  Bronson Schliep had 5 career starts between '02 and '04.  Andre Almeida started 17 games in the '12-'13 season.  There were games that year where Miles didn't sub at all in the 2nd half.  What I said was not overhyping Tanner.  He would have played those years.

     

    Hell, three years ago, when Leslee Smith had a bad knee and Moses Abraham had a broken arm and our depth along the front line consisted of David Rivers and a semi-apathetic Walter Pitchford, Tanner would have played then. 

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    How about year three of Doc Sadler where our starting center and power forward were both 6'5" guards?  I think Tanner might have seen the floor that year.

     

    Any year where knee-less Chris Balham got minutes, Tanner probably would have played.

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    I dont see Tanners value being very high this year. But he will be a nice "Plan B" sort of guy next year imo. Jordy will need a backup and theres a good chance Brady Heiman is a still a walking stick figure when he gets on campus. Just a thought.

     

    But having a a big bodied, strong practice player to bang around with Jordy and Duby all year will be extremely beneficial.

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    Tanner's your ideal walk-on. He had mid-major football offers but chose to be a student instead. He actually did that here for basketball, too, before changing his mind. He's a legit college athlete. Maybe not B1G, but if that's what you're filling your walk-on spots with players like that, that's a good situation.

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    4 hours ago, uneblinstu said:

    Tanner's your ideal walk-on. He had mid-major football offers but chose to be a student instead. He actually did that here for basketball, too, before changing his mind. He's a legit college athlete. Maybe not B1G, but if that's what you're filling your walk-on spots with players like that, that's a good situation.

     

    Yeah, Nebraska has a really strong group of walk-ons this year. Johnny Trueblood had D-II looks and Justin Costello had an NAIA offer (but should have been a D-II player based one some of the guys that have gotten offers at that level recently). No offense intended, but it's a pretty significant upgrade from Jason Shultis and Mohammad Elradi. 

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