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  1. 31 points
    Norm Peterson

    Time to eat a little crow

    Some of you guys who are still "on the fence" with Miles, or are certain we could easily hire someone else to do better, must be pretty young. I'm not. I ain't gonna live forever. I want to see this NCAA tournament winless drought end. I'd like to see it go down this year and, if we make the tournament, I think it will. I think we're good enough to win at least a first-round game. Our resume might prevent us from proving we could do it, but just get this team in the tournament and I think they'll show they're a match-up nightmare for the Dance. If you read my posts over time, which some people probably do and a lot probably don't, you'll note that I'm usually an optimist, but a guarded optimist, really. You haven't heard me pronounce every team over the last dozen or so years (since I found this site) to be the best team in a generation. I've basically said that for the first time, though, about this squad. And it clearly is. But a generation is a loooooooooong time. By the mid-90s walk-out time, I'd felt Danny Nee had run his course here. When he thought he was going to get the Rutgers job and announced that he basically never felt like he wanted to be here, he lost the fanbase. When they finally fired him, I was extremely hopeful. But, as some have pointed out recently, from about the very first game under Collier (or, really, even over the summer when we saw the recruits he was bringing in) it was like, oooh boy, what have we gotten ourselves into? Collier was here six years before he took another job. Wasn't fired; would have been here a 7th had Butler not offered him the AD position. Doc was here six years. Miles has now been here six years. And if you don't think Miles is the right guy or are on the fence about him, how many more coaches-times-six-years are you willing to wait to find that right guy? How confident are you that we just need to open up the check book to bring in that coach who will put this program on the proverbial map? How certain are you that it's just that simple? It's been 18 seasons since Danny Nee was fired. In that 18 years, we've been .500 or better in conference play just twice: once under Doc Sadler; and in Tim Miles' second season. We're about to go over .500 in conference play for just the third time in 18 years. Two of those three under Tim Miles. And people are on the fence. We're within striking distance of making the NCAA tournament field for just the second time in 20 years. Both would be under Tim Miles. And people are on the fence. If you motherfuckers can't live with a couple of down seasons every now and then while a guy tries to build a program, and demand we fire the coach every six years, I am going to be dead before we win an NCAA tourney game. And if that happens, I'm going to be really pissed. And I will haunt this board with error messages and banner ads for "Bluejay Pest Control" for all eternity. Got it?
  2. 22 points

    Hate Will Never Win

  3. 16 points

    Palmer listed in Mock Draft

  4. 15 points
    What I’ve learned is that your reaction to this type of situation is a lot different when you actually feel like you are a target. I don’t feel like a target in this situation, but some of the players on the team do. That’s something that is hard to relate to, and if they’re scared than I fully support 100% whatever type of response they choose to go forward with. Because the fact of the matter is African Americans are a minority on UNL’s campus, and if these guys are feeling targeted by this wacko then we need to stand behind them and let them know that we’re here to support them.
  5. 15 points
    Norm Peterson

    Time to eat a little crow

    The program was nowhere near rock bottom at that point. Rock bottom is when your primary recruiting assistant abandons your program and jets off to a safe landing spot and the head coach (who stunningly managed not to get fired at the end of the season ONLY because the AD was fresh out of political clout and your head coach managed to win a couple games in the conference tournament) can't find anyone willing to come take his place and eventually settles for the uncle of one of your current players who coaches an AAU program somewhere outside your primary geographic recruiting zone and, meanwhile, your star sophomore center has thrown his name in the hat for early entry in the NBA draft and has flown home to Australia and isn't sure he's ever coming back and your star freshman point guard has asked for his scholarship release. That is rock bottom. What happened at the end of last season is that a couple of guys who had been starters in the past looked at the roster for this year and realized they probably wouldn't be starting anymore for the rest of their careers because they see you have a couple of studs sitting out as transfers who will join them in the junior class and relegate them to the roles of bench warmers going forward. That is not rock bottom. Just for the sake of clarification. I have seen what rock bottom looks like and end of last year wasn't it.
  6. 13 points

    2017-2018 KenPom Rankings Thread

    Nebraska wins the whole damn dance..... Next day... KenPom #49
  7. 13 points
    I don't think I'll ever have the sense of arrogant entitlement and sanctimonious superiority to know what it would feel like to be a Creighton fan.
  8. 13 points

    Hate Will Never Win

    It doesn't seem like the basketball team is down with the 'Ah shucks it's just a white supremacist so everyone just ignore it and we're cool' approach.
  9. 13 points


    I've been waiting 27 years to beat Xavier....
  10. 13 points

    I've Seen That Game Before

    Throughout the Minnesota game I kept having déjà vu. My mind went back to countless moments (during the Collier and Sadler eras in particular) when our under-manned, out-talented team would try to scratch and claw its way to a victory over a vastly more talented opponent. I remember being exasperated in the bleachers at the Devaney, wondering how we were the only team that seemed to never be able to buy a call at home. I’ve seen that game in person no less than 50 times. But now I’ve finally seen it from the other side—through the lens of a fan of the talented road team. As the can’t-catch-a-break home team fan, that game feels like highway robbery. I’m sure the Gopher faithful left that game thinking the game was called unfairly (and at home no less!). Many of them likely uttered some variation of “Man, if only the calls went both ways, we totally would have won.” But as a fan of the athletic and talented road team, watching from the comfort of my couch, I finally have come to appreciate just how tough it is to officiate that game fairly. Because the reality is you can’t “call it both ways.” Why? Because the teams aren’t committing the same types of fouls. Our team was quicker. More explosive. Proactive. And when there was contact, it was usually because our guys had put themselves in position to make a play and they did. The result is that the refs didn’t blow their whistle on anticipation fouls. Or in other words, they assumed our guys were athletic enough to make a clean play on the ball, unless their eyes told them otherwise. A perfect example of this is when Copeland went straight up to misdirect the final shot of the game, the Gopher guard jumped into him and crashed hard to the ground, and the fans went bananas on the no-call. The Gopher players, on the other hand, were largely reactionary. They were a step behind. Not as quick. That makes it much easier for a ref to anticipate contact and know that the defender is going to be late, and the contact worthy of a foul. And generally speaking they were right. The Roby fastbreak foul (when Pitino got his technical) was a microcosm of how the entire game was officiated. On that play a Gopher defender clearly clipped Roby’s arm. It was a foul, no question. But as a Gopher fan all you see is a bang-bang play that got called against your team. The reality is that the Gopher defender was just a little too slow, and Roby just a little too quick, for the steal to be made cleanly. I finally get it. I now know why that game can’t be called evenly. As a ref you either call fouls on contact equally (which favors the slow home team), or you call fouls only on clear infractions (which favors the athletic road team). There is no way of officiating that game that “calls it both ways.” Sorry refs for all the mean things I’ve called you through the years. And thanks for getting the game right last night.
  11. 13 points

    Time to eat a little crow

    Hold on...I'm sorry guys, but the facilities, amazing as they are, are not a reason any recruit in his right mind commits to a program as historically blah as Nebraska. Quite honestly, having a nice facility is something more for the fans to pat themselves on the back over their contributions. It's removing a hurdle. But it isn't a reason anyone signs with a team. Go back and read the stories from when literally anyone on the team committed (I just did, because I wanted to make sure I was remembering correctly). What do they say is the reason they chose Nebraska? The first thing every one of them mentions is the relationships they formed. After that, some mention the fan base, some mention the level of competition, and Isaac Copeland noted that we had nice facilities but that was after talking at length about his relationship with Kenya Hunter and Anton Gill. Facilities help in the sense that it's one less thing to hurt you when competing for a nice player. They might have thought twice about it if the locker room was filled with dead bugs and they were practicing at Mabel Lee every day. But having a deluxe locker room (or a terrible locker room) will take a backseat to a good relationship with a coach 100% of the time. We have the players we have because they had great relationships with the coaches, not because they had a great relationship with the pool table felted to look like a basketball court. You don't have to like what the coaches do with those recruits after they become players, and there are probably some fair arguments to be had there, but it's inaccurate to say that we're getting recruits because of our facilities when the recruits themselves are consistently saying otherwise.
  12. 13 points
    I feel like Jordy doesn't get enough props for what he brought to the game tonight (and really the last half dozen games or so) I am starting to be a big Jordy fan! #Normandie #RiskyRoadz
  13. 12 points

    It's Time to Subscribe

    It's easy to take our local newspapers for granted. But yesterday's news of additional staffing cuts and another downsizing of print by the Omaha World Herald is a reminder that subscriptions sustain reporting. I would imagine many here are regular readers. I would urge anyone here that does not subscribe to the Omaha World-Herald or Lincoln Journal-Star to take up a subscription today http://www.omaha.com/columnists/grace/grace-the-world-herald-has-taken-some-hits-but-we/article_7adee8f1-757f-5278-bc87-f2a824336b93.html
  14. 12 points
    We get the home-road sweep of both Minnesota AND Wisconsin. How many of us thought THAT would happen at the start of the season?
  15. 12 points
    Dean Smith

    We're Good Enough

    I don't think I've started more than three threads since I've been on the board but even though it's usually scary, I started thinking tonight. We do feel snake bit as Nebraska basketball fans and rightfully so. Michigan is in a worse place then we are and you know what a lot of their fans are thinking right now. I guess we just have to go win the B1G tourney. They think that way because Michigan basketball has done that before. We are worried about the bubble and how close we are to the bubble and what everyone else in the country is doing and this matrix and that matrix. I don't think we are going to win out and get to 23 wins but we are good enough to do that. We probably aren't going to win the B1G tourney but we are good enough to do that too. I'm biased but I think we are much more likely to do it than Michigan. It's a tournament so we don't have to beat all of Michigan, Michigan St., Ohio State and Purdue. We will probably have to beat two of them. We trounced one of them and could of/should of beat two of the others. And as upsets happen, we might not even have to play two of them. As a matter of fact, I think we are more likely to win the tourney than to win out. I'm not going to get out in front of myself and not just as a Nebraska basketball fan, I am just naturally pessimistic. So we probably aren't going to win out and we probably aren't going to win the B1G tourney. But we are good enough to do both.
  16. 11 points

    Senior Day

    Holy cow!!! Sunday is senior day. This group is a joy to watch and they will be missed...each and everyone of them! I wish them well, and dang, it is hard to believe they won't be part of the team next season. But, they certainly are part of something special this year. The seniors: ***Malcolm Laws*** ***Duby Okeke*** ***Anton Gill*** ***Evan Taylor*** I also believe there are also a couple student managers that will be honored. They provide a lot of stability and hard work for the program. To all these individuals, good luck and Godspeed!
  17. 11 points
    What the heck are you talking about? It's ok to admit that they have a good program. They were impressively able to get out of the MVC and into the Big East. And then you're jumping all over the guy who's running the HHCC contest. This last month on here is going to put everyone on edge. Everyone try to keep their chill, ok?
  18. 11 points

    Break from Bubble Worries

    Just a little perspective before we all go back to hitting refresh at Bracket Matrix every 5 minutes, because sometimes it can be tough to enjoy the ride when you’re a bubble team. And we still have at least 6 games to go – this team is doing some special things ... with more to come. In the past 20 years… MOST WINS 20 – 07-08 20 – 98-99 19 – 13-14 19 – 10-11 19 – 05-06 18 – 17-18 18 – 08-09 18 – 03-04 MOST CONF WINS (regular season) 11 – 13-14 10 – 98-99 9 – 17-18 8 – 08-09 7 – (5 times) (Only have hit double digits in conf wins 6 times since winning 13 in the MVC in 24-25 - I think Lunardi had us in the last 4 out that year, what a jerk) (Modern record is 12 conf wins in 65-66) HIGHEST CONF FINISH 4th – (9-4) – 17-18 4th – (11-7) – 13-14 5th – (10-6) – 98-99 6th – (7-9) – 05-06 7th – (7-9) – 10-11 7th – (7-9) – 07-08 7th – (6-10) – 06-07 7th – (6-10) – 01-02 7th – (7-9) – 00-01 MOST CONF ROAD WINS 4 – 17-18 4 – 98-99 3 – 16-17 3 – 15-16 3 – 13-14 3 – 08-09 3 – 05-06 3 – 04-05 3 – 00-01 (I went back a ways & can't find another season with more than 4 conference road wins - 90-91 won 8 true road games, but only 3 in conference - of course we only played 7 conference road games for a long time in the past) FEWEST LOSSES 8 – 17-18 13 – (6 times) (Only 4 times since 78-79 have we lost 10 or fewer games) SCORING AVERAGE 74.0 – 17-18 72.2 – 15-16 71.1 – 00-01 70.5 – 03-04 69.8 – 01-02 (Highest scoring average since 95-96) 90+ POINT GAMES 4 – 17-18 3 – 15-16 3 – 04-05 2 – 09-10 2 – 05-06 2 – 98-99 (Most since 95-96 - tough to catch that team's 10 games at 90+) Enjoy what the team has accomplished for a few minutes. Then back to worrying about the bubble, whether Joe Lunardi will give us some respect, and whether Northwestern & Michigan can sneak into Tier 1.
  19. 10 points

    The Happy Place Thread

    Here's the place all you suicidal Husker basketball fans can come and get reassurance everything is fine. The loss to Illinois is not catastrophic, it actually could be a positive for a few reasons. No more pressure on the team to continue a winning streak. No more reason to give a crap about what Joe Lunardi thinks. Yes! Fans these next two games in the PBA will blow the roof off the arena. We win at least 2 games in the NCAA Tourney this year. Why?
  20. 10 points
    Norm Peterson

    Time to eat a little crow

    That's awfully magnanimous of you.
  21. 10 points
    A shout out to Jordy T. 11 points 8 rebounds. I really like when he seals off a lane when other Huskers are driving to the bucket. Keep improving Big Guy and GBR!
  22. 9 points
    That's too bad for us because that's a great loss for Providence and one that will move them up Lunardi's bracket and put them securely in the field.
  23. 9 points

    No Sit Sunday x Duce

    That's gotta be REALLY expensive to rip out all those seats! Oh well. All for the cause.
  24. 9 points

    Road to 20

  25. 9 points
    So many great plays/performances per usual, but I want to single out a couple things that may get lost in the shuffle. Palmer's offense saved the game, obviously, but his defense on Huerter was tremendous - he really competed on that end and shut down one of the league's best offensive players. Along those same lines, I know Watson didn't have a great offensive game, but his defense on Cowan also was tremendous. Cowan has been so good of late, but Glynn kept him in check ... and came up with the huge blocked shot when it was a 1 pt game with 1 minute to go. Big win to collect when we definitely didn't play our best - let's get 3 more + several in the postseason!
  26. 9 points

    Break from Bubble Worries

    Careful, let's be sure not to put the cart before the jackwagon here.
  27. 9 points
    This should be posted everywhere...what a sight to see!!! After a lot of years of living in nebrasketball purgatory, we definitely need to enjoy this ride.
  28. 9 points
    In my nerd moment of the day (whatever, it's Friday afternoon), I got kinda curious about what things would be like if the tiers factored in the state of the team at the time the game was played, vs at the end of the season. Obviously that's an imperfect practice too, since early evaluations can be super arbitrary, and overall things usually tend to balance out -- i.e. we were really undervalued at the beginning of the season, as were teams like Boston College (and Ohio State), but teams like St. John's and, oddly, North Dakota and Long Beach State were valued better at the time of those games than they are now. But I was curious nonetheless. I used the TeamRankings site for RPI, on the date of the game itself. No idea if there are other places to find that information, but I Googled NCAA 2018 RPI and found that. The picture this paints is a touch different from our current resume -- not necessarily a night-and-day situation, but it does get rid of our Tier 1 goose egg. Interestingly, Minnesota would still only be a Tier 2 win, but Northwestern and Michigan are both Tier 1. Full listing is below, but the summary goes: Tier 1: 2-6 Tier 2: 3-2 Tier 3: 6-0 Tier 4: 6-0 I guess I'd argue that, if RPI is so important and they trust it enough to make it a major component of bracket-building, they should trust it enough to evaluate the quality of the team at the time the game is played. If that were the case, what I see is a team who played a balanced schedule across a variety of team difficulties, won the games they "should", and is competitive against decent competition with a few decent wins, but wouldn't necessarily be considered elite. What that translates to in terms of a bid to dance, I have no idea. But our resume maybe looks a little better this way. Date Team H/A/N W/L RPI Tier 11/11 Eastern Illinois H W 236 4 11/13 North Texas H W 328 4 11/16 St. Johns A L 65 1 11/19 North Dakota H W 85 3 11/23 UCF N L 52 2 11/24 Marist N W 300 4 11/26 Long Beach State N W 70 2 11/29 Boston College H W 98 3 12/3 Michigan State A L 7 1 12/5 Minnesota H W 43 2 12/9 Creighton A L 56 1 12/16 Kansas H L 21 1 12/20 UTSA H W 249 4 12/22 Delaware State H W 348 4 12/29 Stetson H W 279 4 1/2 Northwestern A W 75 1 1/6 Purdue A L 13 1 1/9 Wisconsin H W 126 3 1/12 Penn State A L 123 2 1/15 Illinois H W 145 3 1/18 Michigan H W 30 1 1/22 Ohio State A L 14 1 1/24 Rutgers A W 179 3 1/27 Iowa H W 145 3 1/29 Wisconsin A W 135 2
  29. 9 points

    Practice 2/2/18

    Andrew White III left early with a bruised ego.
  30. 9 points

    Eeyore says...

  31. 9 points

    The Seat is Hot

    Our depth from our bench has been so refreshing this year. We've had a very warm bench. I'm convinced we've been able to minimize injuries and survive 1-day preparation games because of this. I can't remember the last time we've been this fortunate. And in the last five games, Tshimanga definitely takes the cake poutine for being the most impactful player off the bench. Taylor gets a tip of the hat as well. (Wait... what did you think this thread was about? Coach Miles? )
  32. 9 points

    Time to eat a little crow

    Said the one who started an NIT bracket thread after we lost to Ohio State...
  33. 9 points
    It’s a little after three in the morning after shoulder surgery about 17 hours ago and I can’t sleep cuz pain meds aren’t working real well. When we were down 50-40 I texted my boys that however the game ends there is no quit in this team. I think I’ve texted this four times this year in similar situations and the Huskers have won every time. I love the way this team plays for each other! I love the way Palmer takes over second halves. I love Watson’s D when his scoring is down. I love the way Tshimanga is willing his shots in when it looks like there’s no way. I love Copeland’s game as it improves each week. I love the way Allen and Okeke and Gill seem to do something important and beneficial for the team just when I’m down on them. I love the way Borchard bangs with the bigs without commiting senseless fouls and the way Taylor quietly does really important dirty work for us the way Roby creates such mismatches for our opponents. Finally I love the way McVeigh is 100% behind his teammates and cheers them on with unbridled enthusiasm as this is the hardest job on the team and very important. I guess as a Husker basketball die hard since 1958 I love this team.
  34. 8 points
  35. 8 points

    Now What?

    Does anyone find that a post game diatribe separate from the post game thread is a addition to this forum?
  36. 8 points
    Last 7 games in the eyes of bracketologists: Nebraska wins...."Yeah, whatever." Nebraska wins...."Yeah, whatever." Nebraska wins...."Yeah, ok." Nebraska wins...."Ok, fine." Nebraska wins...."Uh huh, whatever." Nebraska wins...."Yeah, fine." Nebraska loses...."WELL, SEE? CLEARLY THEY'RE NO GOOD. I KNEW IT ALL ALONG. THEY'RE NOT EVEN A BUBBLE TEAM."
  37. 8 points
    From today’s Baltimore Sun: Nebraska’s fans Three years ago, when Maryland played at Nebraska for the first time as a member of the Big Ten, the Cornhuskers were on a seven-game losing streak. The game was close to a sellout. Two years ago, when the Terps came to Nebraska ranked No. 4 in the country and the Cornhuskers were hovering right above .500, the place was packed again. So it made sense that Tuesday’s game at Pinnacle Bank Arena was a sellout. It’s right up there with basketball hotbeds Purdue, Indiana and Michigan State in terms of atmosphere. Which means it’s way better than what the Terps will return to Saturday night when they face Big Ten bottom-feeder Rutgers in an 8 p.m. start. Sad, but true.
  38. 8 points
    That's the "ET" factor. Dude is the ultimate team player/glue guy/hustle player. Max effort all the time. One of our best late pick-ups of all time. Love the toughness he brings.
  39. 8 points
    I’m disappointed/pissed off about Shon Morris from BTN. 1. It’s a positive when more of your teams from the conference become tournament type teams. 2. You work for BTN, let the “has been” NBA players from CBS knock the BIG. There is no gain from you doing it on the confrence’s own network. I just don’t get trying to dog on NU after what was clearly a big win at home? Last I checked, that win made us a stronger bubble team.
  40. 8 points
    His job is incredibly easy. ESPN touts him every year by saying, “He got 65 out of the 68 teams right!” Sounds great and all, but there’s really only about 4-5 toss ups each year and it’s a complete guessing game out of a pool of maybe 8 teams for who will fill those spots. Missing 3 of them is not that impressive.
  41. 8 points

    Palmer listed in Mock Draft

    ...or he can just transfer to Syracuse. They'll give you 39 minutes a game to work on improving your game.
  42. 8 points

    Rutgers: Saturday

    I'm confused. Is this the team's strategy for the game, or Section 100's strategy to beat traffic at the under 4 timeout?
  43. 8 points
    Thoughts during the game. A bit of a stream of consciousness effort today. Pregame: Michigan lost. Grrrrr…. No Amir Coffey. Hopefully that’s a break NU can take advantage of. 1st Half: That was the exact start I was afraid of. Not sure what Watson was doing on that first possession. He got a wide open look and just biffed it. Minnesota came out on fire, which I was a little worried about. I liked the time out and response, though. A nice 11-2 run to respond was really encouraging. Copeland was running the floor really hard. Loved seeing that. Washington is gonna be a good player. It’s fun when we hit from 3. Jordy just can’t handle the ball. At all. Through the under 8 timeout, NU looks like the fresher team. And they’re playing with the urgency that a team on the bubble should play with. Huskers went on a 37-15 run after falling behind 7-0 to start the game. Roby got another #mansizedrebound according to Mr. Bardo. Palmer takes it to the hole like Lance Jeter used to do. I love watching Thomas Allen shoot the basketball. That 3 by Watson with about 30 seconds left was the worst shot we took in the half. Of course Washington hit that 3 at the end of the half… All-in-all, I’ll take that half, but that wasn’t a great end to it. If NU keeps playing hard in the 2nd, they’ll be fine. 2nd Half: The break seems to have done Gill some good. Minnesota came out of the gates attacking. We’ll see if they can maintain it. I’m skeptical. The Watson to Roby lob was a work of art! JPJ was short on a few free throws tonight. Didn’t really expect that. The bulk of that run by Minnesota to get back in the game was with Watson, JPJ and Cope on the bench. Foul trouble for JPJ is problematic. I like how Roby attacks after grabbing the rebound. The Pitino technical foul killed all their momentum. NU went on a lightning quick 6 point spurt after that. Evidently Pavelka called Pitino a “jack wagon” on the broadcast. lol We had some timely offensive rebounds. Taylor hit a couple of clutch shots, too. I don’t know how Washington hit that shot around Roby. Circus. If he can find an outside shot, he’ll be impossible to guard. He almost is already. I know they shot the ball fairly well, but 21 attempts from 3 is too many. WOW! What a fortunate shot from Taylor on that broken possession. Huge play! Roby with all the dunks! They’re breaking the press a lot better now than they did in November. NU had an answer for every Gopher challenge. Really impressive, actually. To get 93 with the foul trouble JPJ was fighting is pretty impressive.
  44. 8 points
    Ernie: So, your number one seed in the East is Virginia Kenny: Their style of play is hard to watch if you like offense Shaq: Sounds like your fashion style Charles Barkley: You dummy Shaq: (Throws a turkey sandwich)
  45. 8 points
    Jordy played well again. 6 points and 6 boards in 11 minutes. If we can continue to get that sort of production out of him that will be huge.
  46. 8 points
    That’s merely an objectively unbiased observation. Kent’s a professional.
  47. 8 points
    Minnesota had two guys who could really score the ball and very hard for us to stop. But that's it. We had very balanced scoring and were really good in transition (for the most part.) Point being we were pushing the ball in transition and being aggressive. Got a little worried when they tied it up late, but then we go on a 6 or 8 point run to basically put the game away. Held them at arms length from there even with Mason hitting a couple of very late treys. Very satisfying win. I remember all those years we couldn't buy a road win in conference. Now, we're looking at 4 conference road wins with the possibility of a 5th at Illinois. I'm ready to believe. Anyone else?
  48. 8 points
    Norm Peterson

    Time to eat a little crow

    Yeah, I mean, I think a coach can win here. My expectations are higher than where we've been. Miles hasn't gotten us there yet, but I think if you look at the big picture, I don't think it's clear that Miles has maxed out yet. And the trajectory we're on this year is very encouraging. I thought it was premature to say he should have been fired a year ago. If we had done that, we wouldn't be seeing the success we're seeing now; instead, we'd be at the beginning of another six year plan. I'm not willing to accept mediocrity, but I just don't think turning over coaches every six years is the way to make progress. You have to look at the coach's resume with a little more depth because a superficial "look at the skid we went on end of last season" and "3 losing seasons" doesn't really tell the whole story. Not in my opinion.
  49. 8 points
    Norm Peterson

    Big Ten Coach of the Year?

    So, we were picked by most media to finish either next-to-last or dead last, but here we sit solidly in 4th place, two-thirds of the way through conference play. If things continue this direction, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Big Ten Coach of the Year honors go to Matt Painter. Or Tom Izzo. Everyone likes Izzo.
  50. 8 points
    Those aren't Wisconsin fans leaving early, we just travel that well. Those are HUSKER fans leaving early baby!