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  1. 15 points
    brfrad

    Think we hit rock bottom fellas

    Who was suppose to replace White and Shields this year? No one expected Tai to be 2nd in the conference in scoring this year. He averaged 10.0 points per game last year. Now, he is at 18.1 points per game. Watson, averaged 8.6 points per game last year, is now avg. 14.8 points per game. He shot 26.7% from 3 last year, and this year is shooting 42.5% from 3. Contrary to popular belief, players have improved under Miles. Turner is playing much better. Next year, we will have more depth to help us withstand injuries. We have a backcourt of: Watson, Turner, Gill, and Palmer. We have wings of: Roby, Horne, McVeigh, and Nana. We have a frontcourt of: Morrow, Jacobson, Jordy, and Copleand.
  2. 12 points
    Norm Peterson

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    Some people need to get a grip. We've lost the last three games, one home and two on the road, by a combined total of eight points. And that is without Ed Morrow, who, if he had played, probably makes the difference between us going 0-3 and 3-0 in those last three games. Other guys, you might be able to replace their productivity with another player or combination of players. Not so with Ed. Everyone kind of needs to keep that in mind.
  3. 10 points
    Bugeaters1

    Think we hit rock bottom fellas

  4. 8 points
    Actualfacts1

    OT: Unrest @ Wichita St.

    Very interesting. We (Nicea) were recruited very heavily by WSU. We narrowed it down to 3 schools (out of 27 offers) which were Wichita State, Colorado University and Nebraska. After our visit to WSU we were almost 100% sure Nicea was going there. We really liked Coach Jody Adams. The allegations had just come out about her so I knew the main thing I wanted to ask her was to explain that situation. She was very open and honest and we left feeling pretty certain there was nothing to worry about. Almost didn't go on our visit to Nebraska we were so high on WSU, but Britney Brown - the assistant at the time under Coach Yori was so consistent recruiting Nicea that we felt like we owed it to her. Obviously after 2 days in Lincoln we fell in love with everything about NU. But I well say one of the things about the program we liked was the hard-nosed coaching style of Yori. Like I said before, Nicea actually thrives under that style. Not as much with a laid back style like Williams...anyhoo I don't know what happened at WSU and I do believe there is alot of abuse of players by coaches; but I also believe coaches aren't being allowed to discipline players like they used to be. This generation of kids don't have the same respect for authority as my generation or those before me. When a coach is tough on today's players they're more likely to report the coach to the AD vs. sucking it up and trying to get better. It's an epidemic with all these coaches getting investigated and/or fired for player abuse. Kinda sad actually. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
  5. 7 points
    ajb5856

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    The problem I have with all of this is that would it be automatic that a different coach would have won these last two games if placed in a similar situation? We are down 2 scholarship guys from where we started this year. Excuse? Sure. The truth? Yes. Is Miles out of excuses? Maybe. The way I see it, the expectations have increased. Which they should, but I don't think there's any way a team in any of our previous regimes would be expected to win two league games down 2 guys. We weren't in the winning conversation before even at full strength. A league game was just a loss going in most of the time. I don't believe in moral victories because they don't count in the W column, but we've now played every single one of our league games within 8 points. It's hard to ignore the competitive nature of this team, look at the makeup of the roster, and be eager to get rid of Miles. That's just me. Wouldn't make any sense in my opinion. I've watched to much Nebrasketball to just assume that they next guy isn't going to have the same struggles. Some people just assume the next guy is the right answer. These last two two games are making things difficult to swallow. Ohio State. Rutgers. Two everyone thinks we should've had. Maybe it would be easier to just go back to being blown out.
  6. 6 points
    Actualfacts1

    OT: Unrest @ Wichita St.

    On another note, kind of a funny story. We took our visit to CU Boulder and coach Linda Lappe - who was let go at the end of last season - seemed very pleasant. She wanted Nicea really bad. Which was understandable bc Nicea was the #2 player in Colorado and it would've been great to sign a homegrown kid to her program. We knew she was on the hot seat and we asked her and the AD about that on the visit. They both assured us she wasn't going anywhere anytime soon at all. Anyway, at the end of the visit she wanted Nicea to verbally commit, but we refused bc we told her we were going to Nebraska the following weekend and we'd decide after that visit. So the night before we're set to go to NU Coach Lappe calls Nicea at about 10p and I can see Nicea has a kind of worried look on her face. I ask her what's wrong and she says Coach Lappe said if I go on the trip to Nebraska she's taking the scholarship offer away. Needless to say that conversation pretty much took CU out of the equation bc I was not going to have a coach bully Nicea before she's even one of her players. Coach Lappe had another losing season and was let go, and I'm sure she's not an ugly person, but the pressure had her acting otherwise. We obviously made the right choice with Nebraska and in spite of our current struggles winning, Nicea loves everything about being a Husker! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
  7. 6 points
    On the plus side today, creighton just gave up a 100+ and got beat by Marquette. btw, crowd did not look real into it on TV at the clink. I wonder if the scribes will bust their chops as much as they do Husker fans at the Vault? If the crowd was more into the game, could have willed them to the win. Riiiiiiiiiiight.
  8. 6 points
    hskr4life

    Through seven games...

    With two kicks in the nuts... that means they have no more nuts to kick! That means no more of these games.
  9. 6 points
    It's just a game. It's just a game. It's just a game. (SCCCHHHIIIIIITTTTT!!!) It's just a game. It's just a game. It's just a game. (PHUUUUUCCCCCCC......!!!) It's just a game. (sob)
  10. 5 points
    HuskerBB

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    I would disagree with this. I think we are clearly better this year than last year. Record doesn't show it but schedule is much tougher than last year. Beyond that just watching the team play I think it is clear and that is true despite the loss of what were clearly our two best players on last year's team. I agree with you that we definitely waited too long to get rid of Sadler. But that is because we were trending down as a program during his tenure. We tried to hide that then by making the non-conference schedules easier and easier during that time -but people watching the team could see it. I think the opposite is true - there have been peaks and valleys in the process but overall the trend has been positive in Mile's tenure. We caught fire in his 2nd year and overperformed for a stretch which was very exciting and fun -but I think actually set us back the next season - partly because of the unrealistic expectations it created. While it has not been a smooth path the trend is upward and in that situation I think it is foolhardy to replace the coach and start over. Patience is a virtue that is missing all too often in todays fans.
  11. 5 points
    Chuck Taylor

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    Barry Alvarez is the Manchurian Athletic Director. He was planted on the 1960s Husker teams as a mole to establish credibility and then destroy us in the 21st Century. Bud Wilkinson was the evil genius who devised the plot, but he wouldn't have bothered if he'd known we would go to the Big Ten. No plan is perfect.
  12. 5 points
    Row6Seat10

    OT: Unrest @ Wichita St.

    Put me in the crowd, really glad Nicea decided to become a Husker and not fall for Colorado's scare tactics. She's been a great surprise and has opened my eyes for what she can do on the court. Really glad to hear she likes being a Husker!
  13. 5 points
    hal9000

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    While it has taken a few years, Miles has now created a solid foundation of talent, better than we've had in a long time. I think we can all agree on that. But let's not make them out to be a top 15 recruiting class. This core group is young, consisting of 4 sophomores and 3 freshman, and while they are a definite upgrade in talent over past years, I can't expect them to already be on the level of, say, Kentucky's freshman and sophomores. They need development, training and experience, more so than recruits from higher profile teams. In short, they need time to get better. The sophomores have certainly shown growth from freshman to sophomore year. And some might also point to the fact that MIles surrounded them with more talented transfers, but keep in mind one four-star transfer left the team, and the other is out for the season with an injury. Now we have a third four-star recruit who has missed that last three games, and was hobbled in the fourth. And, oh by the way, we've lost the last four games. We beat Indiana and Maryland on the road. Every single conference game we've played has gone down to the last minute. We're going to win again, multiple times. And, we're going to lose again. Such is the way it is with a young roster being asked to step up in the wake of losing talent and experience due to injury or transfer. And finally, I know everyone is weary of the next year talk, but damn, we will have a complete starting five of 5 & 4 star recruits, with a 4 star coming off the bench. And the year after that will be basically the same. Considering the improvements everyone should make from one year to next, we ought to be pretty good. So regardless of what happens with the rest of this year, I think it would be wrong to say Miles isn't still on a good trajectory towards more conference wins and post season appearances.
  14. 5 points
    ajb5856

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    So from the year 2000 thru 2012 I never remember having the thought that we 'should' win a conference road game. I may be off and somebody can remind me of a conference roadie that they remember expecting to win but in my recollection those games were all losses before the opening tip. My point is that expectations have changed. That is a good thing. These losses are all still losses, but despite his record, this is how Miles has elevated this program. We have a legitimate roster and an expectation to win. You can be frustrated but I'll continue to think anyone wanting the fire Miles discussion to be a real thing is a crazy person. If you think the answer is to fire Miles after this season with a stacked roster and a former 5 star transfer coming in you are flat out crazy. I think the average conference margin last year was something like 1.6 ppg. This year is going to be about the same. That's on average a basket per game from running the table in conference. 18-0. Now, not gonna happen but my point is that if an incredibly young team can do that then there's plenty of reason to believe that that team can learn to win and collect Ws when the majority of that team is a junior/senior. If you just look with your eyes instead of glaring only at the win-loss column then it makes zero sense to blow all this up now.
  15. 5 points
    leichleiter2

    OT: Unrest @ Wichita St.

    We love having her as a Husker and look forward to watching her and this group of ladies on there basketball journey. [emoji459] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 5 points
    uneblinstu

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    I see signs that this group is close to breaking through, though we may not see the fruit of it until next year (I know, I know...). We've hit the reset button after six years for two guys who never showed any signs of getting the program to the hump, much less over it. Not saying those guys didn't have their good moments, they did, but I believe Miles is close to busting through that glass ceiling. I really do. And, btw, he's taken a team to the NCAA tournament. Here, at Nebraska. He did it. I'm gonna give that guy AT LEAST as long as those other guys got, probably longer. If it's me, I wouldn't be entertaining the idea until this sophomore class are seniors.
  17. 4 points
    burgundy95

    Through seven games...

    This is about where I thought we would be. Granted the way we got here is very different that I could've expected but nevertheless we are here. 3-4 record W - Indiana W - Maryland W - Iowa L - Northwestern L - Michigan L - Ohio State L - Rutgers Where I had us 4-3 record L - Indiana L - Maryland W - Iowa W - Northwestern L - Michigan W - Ohio State W - Rutgers The last two losses come on last second shots/putbacks and the previous two are lost by three or less possessions each. I'm not saying there are any moral victories here by any means but this team is not far from flipping a couple of those L's into W's. the last two are excruciating gut punches but this team has tremendous toughness and will get back to work only to get better. It is tough sledding without Ed Morrow down low and that really hurts to know how much he effects the game in a positive way for us. It was great that we started off conference play 3-0 and there was a lot of talk about those three wins and that we could beat anyone in the conference on any given night, yada yada yada...Well, THAT IS STILL TRUE!!!! Yes we are on a four game skid right now, have some injury issues, fair weather fans are down on the team and people are calling for Miles to be fired (which is ridiculous, but hey, people will always call for the coach to be fired when losing, just the way people are, no matter who is the coach). So don't lose your heads yet Husker fans. Still a lot of games to go. This team has a lot of potential. We've seen how they can play. A win today would've got that good feeling back to take on the road to NW next week. But since we didn't get it, what are they to do? Quit? Say "we suck, we are on a four game skid, our hopes for any postseason play are over". No. Get back to work. Have some good practices and get the positive feelings flowing again, heads held high and go get a W at Northwestern. I know a lot of people on this board are not going to give up on this team/program. I just can't stand the people that are going to ride the highs and leave them for dead when we hit the lows. Go Big Red #Nebrasketball #USAlways
  18. 4 points
    huskercwg

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    The frustration is that we are in every game. The frustration is that we seem to be right on the cusp of something big. The frustration is with the loss of these close games when everyone can recognize that we are only a few plays each game from being really, really good. The frustration IS NOT with the talent, effort, coaching or lack of a future. So as frustrated as I am, for as disappointed I am; I know, I really know that our future is bright. I am not trying to show a direct correlation, but in 1989-90 our record sucked(10-18), but you could see the talent. We then won a school-record 26 games, with only eight losses, in 1990-91. We are soooo very close this year, can next year be the turn around year???
  19. 4 points
    aphilso1

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    In Sadler's last two years, we were losing a bunch of conference games by 30+ points. It wasn't just the number of losses, it was the fact that those losses were flat out embarrassing due to our talent deficiencies. There was no hope for improvement and for that reason Doc clearly needed to go. That is not the same situation that we find ourselves in today.
  20. 4 points
    redsteve

    OT: Unrest @ Wichita St.

    Regrettably, not so sure if many of the old school hard nose coaches can exist much longer in today's women's game. It only seems to take one whiner, and schools out for the coach. (unless your winning big, and in the Top 10, and the AD and Chancellor are happy) Anyway, Actual...Coach Williams is in a little of a predicament right now and needs every body she can get on the floor. Hopefully the depth will improve. So, next year with more players on the squad, the staff can be a little more demanding.....if that's her(their) style. Nicea's been a huge asset to the team already...so glad she wasn't swayed by what were basically threats. Still feel like the team will keep improving...and will continue to develop... pretty much based on coach Amy's past track record. Needs good recruits to succeed. Not a new story.
  21. 4 points
    KearneyMan

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    I know all you guys think I'm a "negative Nellie" and here to bash Miles, BUT even I think we should wait to see how things go at the end of next season!!!
  22. 4 points
    Would we be playing Tai and Glynn so many minutes if Anton was still in the lineup? Those guys are starting to look gassed at the end which is another way you lose in the last second.
  23. 3 points
    Blindcheck

    Ed Morrow is our most important player.

    I think there are four players this year...that losing any of them makes it much more difficult to win Morrow Watson Jacobsen Webster Morrow and Jacobsen..because they complement each other so well...both benefit by having the other down low...both get rebounds and put backs..because both are doing their jobs. there are times when morrow gets a rebound and scores, but the hard work to get that board was done by jacobsen...and vice versa.
  24. 3 points
    Bugeaters1

    OT: Unrest @ Wichita St.

    maybe as time goes on coach will get that figured out and start to push her more. We have to remember that everyone is new to this. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  25. 3 points
    Actualfacts1

    OT: Unrest @ Wichita St.

    Oh no I wasn't necessarily saying Coach Amy's style of coaching is "bad". Just saying that I'd like her to be a little tougher on Nicea. Just little things I notice - because I know my daughter - that would allow her to get more out of Nicea. Things that the average fan doesn't pick-up on because they see all the other things she does so well. I'm not going to say them out loud bc then you guys would be watching the games going, "Oh yeah she does do that!" Lol. But if we weren't confident in Coach Amy, and if Nicea didn't absolutely love this team I wouldn't even comment on these posts bc I'd know we didn't plan on being lifetime Huskers. I really appreciate having this forum to listen to all the different perspectives and support! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
  26. 3 points
    Bugeaters1

    OT: Unrest @ Wichita St.

    I think we got to see what her style of play will be like at PSU game. It was a fun to watch it, just hope she can get better and more concsistant shooters.
  27. 3 points
    whoopdeedoo

    OT: Unrest @ Wichita St.

    oh man, hate to think where this team would be without the presence of Nicea. soooooo glad she became a husker. just a little surprised to read/hear the comments about coach williams style. although, first season and did walk into a hornets nest. just wonder if things won't change somewhat when the roster starts to fill up with more of her recruits. time will tell.
  28. 3 points
    jimmykc

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    I'm pretty sure I read on the internet that Barry Alvarez was spotted on the grassy knoll in Dallas so there may be something to this theory. He probably had something to do with the Yori thing too. And don't even get me started on his role in global warming.
  29. 3 points
    aphilso1

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    We were leading with 0:02 on the clock in both of these losses. Call me crazy, but that doesn't seem like the time to dust off the pitchforks.
  30. 3 points
    hskr4life

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    I don't just look at wins like some people. We could very easily be 14-5 if we schedule differently and if we schedule differently and do not lose two one pointers we would be 16-3. So they won 20 games because of an easy schedule. Whoopdie Doo... We will be better next year and should be a tourney team like them. If last year they played the schedule we did this year, they do not win 20 games.
  31. 3 points
    brfrad

    Through seven games...

    The opponents still have two that we can kick, correct?
  32. 3 points
    jason2486

    Think we hit rock bottom fellas

    Watson, Roby, Horne, Copeland, Gill, Palmer, Nana, Taylor...we'll be okay as long as no one in the main rotation transfers. But every year (Petteway, Pitchford, White, etc) someone leaves who we don't expect. We HAVE TO avoid that this coming offseason.
  33. 3 points
    REDZONEDAN

    Through seven games...

    I'm not giving up on this team (even though the last two games were a real kick in the nuts). This team could get hot before the season is over, especially if we can get Ed Morrow back.
  34. 3 points
    Re: CJ Gettys Did someone clone Bryant Reeves?
  35. 3 points
    On the plus side, Notre Dame is beating Syracuse by 15
  36. 2 points
    PimpMario

    Ed Morrow is our most important player.

    I think the loss of Morrow has really made people appreciate that although Watson and Webster are our scores, Morrow is as important to this teams success. They can be our big 3. Get better Morrow, we need you.
  37. 2 points
    leichleiter2

    WBB: Game #19 vs Michigan

    Sounds like these guys need to go on a world tour and share the wealth of knowledge Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  38. 2 points
    huskercwg

    Ed Morrow is our most important player.

    Hard to support any one player as "the most important." But we have found that we have not won without Ed. I would guess however, that we would also have the same issue without Glynn, Tai and possibly MJ. Hard to win when you have multiple injuries and/or transfers sitting out as well. Just to make one additional mention, and I hate to write this, but I am disappointed with the growth of our freshmen this year. At this point of the season I thought they would be much further along. The inconsistency and rookie mistakes are taking a toll. If they step up, the injury to Ed would have less of an effect.
  39. 2 points
    Art Vandalay

    Think we hit rock bottom fellas

    No way you should even discuss firing Miles this year. He has been building up for this year and the next two so we should let him follow thru. This year was messed up by White leaving and now our only real inside offensive threat getting hurt. I know it is not popular but if we have White and a healthy Ed we would be in the tournament this year, I really believe that. Just having Ed probably gets us to 5-2 right now this year in the B10 and probably on track for some sort of post season play. Unfortunately the depth right now are Frosh and that is hard in the BIG10 unless they are one and done types that we are not going to get here. They have much more talent than anytime since Nee but they need to learn how to win and that is not easy. The IU and MD wins show we can play with anyone right now but we have to do it consistently. I love Horne / Roby's upside but they were lost yesterday for sure and Jake would be a great guy coming off the bench but he is really our only inside guy right now and that is not good. I expect the frosh to make jumps like this years Sophs made and then we will have depth next year if something happens. Only weak spot I see is PG we need a back up for Glynn.
  40. 2 points
    uneblinstu

    Ed Morrow is our most important player.

    I certainly underestimated how valuable he was to the team. I think if Tai or Glynn had gone down instead you'd have seen a similar drop off. Those 3 have simlar value to the team, I think. And I think we're under estimating the loss of Gill, too. That made the guard rotation really thin.
  41. 2 points
    Silverbacked1

    Think we hit rock bottom fellas

    Hey where did that picture of my butt come from? Damn sons must have taken it and put it on the web.
  42. 2 points
    whoopdeedoo

    WBB: Game #19 vs Michigan

    allie is going to have to give the huskers some offense if they want to pull the upset. will also need some scoring from the bench (ahem....simon?).
  43. 2 points
    KearneyMan

    Think we hit rock bottom fellas

    NO the rock bottom is Nebraska Husker Women!!
  44. 2 points
    Norm Peterson

    Think we hit rock bottom fellas

    Brfrad basically beat me to it. Who did you think would replace Shields? Who did you think would replace Petteway? Who did you think would replace Gallegos? Who did you think would replace Ubel?
  45. 2 points
    nustudent

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    So we just need to schedule 39 minute 58 second games then
  46. 2 points
    Silverbacked1

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    And the year after that, and the year after that...
  47. 2 points
    Here is one very basic observation, you cannot miss 9 bunnies and win; and if anything, I am light with the number of missed bunnies.
  48. 2 points
    LK1

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    Yeah, I thought the seat was warmed up after the GW loss, but I don't really feel that way now. Having said this, the talent upgrade on the roster (one that will continue to upgrade next season with some very impressive newcomers) means there are absolutely no excuses to not get next year's team to the tournament. If Miles can't do that, I think he has to go, but I'm seriously pulling for the guy because his recruiting efforts have been incredible during his tenure here. I'm looking at the losses with a realistic viewpoint--that they have happened without our all-conference forward in Morrow. That matters a lot to me. He's been the difference in several wins this season, and is often our best player on the court--almost always our most intimidating. Also, we are now fielding too talented of a roster to really get blown out by anyone, and I don't take that lightly at all. Let's see how it shakes out, but man it'd be nice to get to the postseason this year. It would really, really, help move things in the right direction.
  49. 2 points
    brfrad

    Think we hit rock bottom fellas

    It actually took Collier deciding to leave, and in fact, he won 2 games in the Big 12 tournament, and made the NIT his final year before succumbing to the hopelessness that is Nebrasketball. Doc was getting ran out of the gym by everybody they played his last year. Miles' team is losing at the buzzer, and has won 2 road games against teams that have played good basketball. He has lost 4 games, with only 9 scholarship players, losing 2 key components to the rotation, to help with depth. Next year, if everyone stays healthy, we should have some serious depth to withstand injuries.
  50. 1 point
    bobcat402

    Fire Miles Talk (complete BS)

    Ugh....this again