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  1. Norm Peterson

    Morrow leaving

    adidas didn't make any shoes that would work for his feet.
  2. Norm Peterson

    Morrow leaving

    I think he was gone before that. I'm thinking about the time we added Copeland in January. He was a totally different player when he came back from "injury."
  3. Norm Peterson

    OT Doc Vedanya

    He's about ready to say "Again." I just know it.
  4. Norm Peterson

    Morrow leaving

    There's a couple of things about both that leave us with a little bad taste in our mouths. I think the bottom line for both was that they saw the writing on the wall. Roby was going to pass them both and Copeland was a 5-star recruit out of HS who could actually hit treys. So, I'm thinking they looked at each other and at the roster and decided that playing time grass was greener somewhere else. I have reason to believe that Morrow was planning to transfer while he was sitting out "injured" two-thirds of the way through his sophomore season. He did not contribute to team cohesion in the locker room and had basically cashed in his chips before the season was over. Jacobson, I'd feel better about, but I think he kind of pulled an Andrew White and wasn't up front with the coaches about his decision to leave. That's on him. He could have handled it differently. In a way that wouldn't have left a bad taste.
  5. Norm Peterson

    Morrow leaving

    He would rather come off the bench for a Marquette team he thinks will dance than come off the bench for a Husker team he didn't think would get there.
  6. Norm Peterson

    Glynn

    Absolutely. Our tickets, our donations, our time, our efforts in turning out game after game, even when things weren’t so good. I’ve probably attended more practices over the years than a player would in a season. And what I missed in film sessions, I made up for in posting videos of various games, practices, drills, recruits, etc. I hope they win GAMES in the tourney this season, but I’m hoping so as much for me as for anyone else. (I’ll be happy for Glynn’s sake too.)
  7. Barry's in a bit of hot water but didn't get their liquor license yanked, so I guess lucky for them. http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/barry-s-found-guilty-of-overserving-allowed-to-remain-open/article_75ca51d5-b3bf-5d2e-b064-12424a16a135.html Just curious what people's experiences there have been. I don't get to Barry's much at all. It was probably about a year ago last time I was there, and there was definitely a problem with a guy being overserved, and it really kind of pissed me off, to be really honest about it. My wife and I were on a "date night," and had gone out to eat and decided to get drinks and enjoy the evening. It was during the week sometime, like on a Tuesday maybe, and the place wasn't very crowded. The upper deck area was open and there was a some guy who was obviously celebrating his birthday there and was dancing with this blonde woman and dancing a little erotically and was obviously very inebriated. Due to a combination of noise, chill in the air and a little attitude from the bartender upstairs (who my wife thought looked like the Channel 8 weekend weather girl), we went downstairs. At some point while we were down stairs, the birthday boy comes STUMBLING down the steps and is very, very plastered. Unsteady on his feet, stumbling around, etc. He finds a booth nearby and sits by himself, barely conscious and eventually passes out on the table. Several moments go by and a bouncer comes over, wakes him up, and kicks him out. He offered a little bit of resistance, but not much. Mostly just noise. And I'm thinking "OK, great, so now what's he gonna do? Get in his car and go kill someone?" So I, just a simple patron of the place, ran back upstairs to try to find the people he'd been with, located the woman he was dancing with who confirmed "Yes, that's my husband." And notified her, "Well, they just kicked him out." Couldn't the dickhead from Barry's have done that? Couldn't the dickhead from Barry's have at least asked the guy if he was there with anyone? And then gotten them to take him home? Apparently not, because after serving this guy to the point of falling-down-drunkenness, they tossed him without bothering to do any of the above. So, while I like the sort of history of the place as being an old Danny Nee haunt, and while I think they certainly have upgraded the exterior and given it some street appeal, they haven't seemed to adhere to the obligations of responsible bar ownership, and hopefully this latest trouble will serve as a wake-up call.
  8. Norm Peterson

    What type of kid should we recruit?

    I assumed that to be the case if we made the offer. Which kinda suggests that Pappa Chubick overreacted a bit about Miles wanted to send Aguek to a prep school.
  9. Norm Peterson

    What type of kid should we recruit?

    Have we burned so many bridges with the Arops that this will be pointless? Or is there still enough good will there that he'll actually consider us?
  10. Norm Peterson

    OT - But and Sorry

    We'll check back in 14 years and see if all systems are go.
  11. Norm Peterson

    Roby (is Good)

    Trouble is, he's a wing. At least he thinks so.
  12. Norm Peterson

    Danny Nee's Old Hang-out (one of them, anyway)

    It's such a cool venue, too. That's one thing that makes this stuff so disappointing. If they were just a bit more concerned about quality and less about volume ... It really ought to be a great place. If the bar fails (for reasons described above) I would REALLY love to see a high quality food joint go in there. It has a great location a very short walk from a parking garage or two, it has nice street appeal and there's a lot to be said for the interior as well.
  13. Norm Peterson

    Roby (is Good)

    Serious question: How many of those shot attempts would you allocate to Michael Jacobson and Ed Morrow if they had stuck around? I'm going to say "Rest of team - 7-10." Anyone disagree?
  14. Norm Peterson

    Roby (is Good)

    A few things on this discussion: 1. I agree with Huskerpapa saying it might have been less about Isaiah being underutilized and more a matter of Isaiah not having a selfish mentality, which is good. But I also think he needs to develop more of a scorer's mentality and I thought so last season and shared that observation with someone close to Isaiah who agreed with me. 2. If you look at Isaiah to close the season vs. Isaiah to open it, he was starting to be more assertive at looking for his offense. He'll have a ton more opportunities this coming season because some other players graduated and their leftovers will get spread around. I expect you're going to see a continuation of the Isaiah more in tune with the way he finished last season than the way he started it. And building from there. There will be plenty of looks to go around. 3. Isaiah might have been more efficient than Palmer, but part of that is each player might get a certain number of easy buckets. Isaiah probably gets more of those than James, to be honest. But after those easy ones, everything else you have to work a little harder for. So, if Isaiah increased his volume, the volume increase is probably going to come in the form of shots he'll have to work harder to get. Now, maybe he'll convert a good percentage of those. But will he do so driving into contact, getting fouled and going to the line like James Palmer? 4. Palmer shot 221 free throws last season. He hit 74% of those. There's probably a statistic somewhere for how many fouls he drew, but let's estimate it was probably about 1 1/2 free throws for every foul. If that estimate is close, then we can say he drew about 150 fouls, which is roughly 4.5 fouls/game. How many opposing players fouled out trying to guard JP? How many opposing players had to switch to guarding someone else or play defense more tentatively because they were in foul trouble? That doesn't happen if James doesn't have the ball in his hand. 5. James Palmer's assist numbers (2nd most on the team at 99) show he's not just hogging the ball but initiating offense and distributing. That doesn't happen without the ball in his hands. Edited to add: 6. Also, in the 6 games where James Palmer attempted 15 or more FGs, he finished with 24, 34, 18, 28, 26 and 13 points. How do you tell him to stop taking shots?
  15. Norm Peterson

    Roby (is Good)

    Sweet 16?
  16. Norm Peterson

    Roby (is Good)

    The following video explains in 5 minutes or less why Isaiah Roby is being looked at as a possible 1st round NBA draft pick after next season (oh, and for the people who think he can't post up …):
  17. Norm Peterson

    Watson article from Lee

    BINGO! Glynn, you need some arc on that shot. The rim gets bigger when the ball is coming in from a steeper angle of descent.
  18. Norm Peterson

    OT - But and Sorry

    Congrats, Col. Let me know if you need me to start working on the dad. I'd hate to see a kid wind up at Misery and know that I could have done something to save him from it.
  19. Norm Peterson

    Player Power Rankings

    I think it goes hand-in-hand. Divincenzo's team did really well and so did he. Part of the team doing well was him doing well. A big part of it. His individual success brought about team success. Similarly, I'd say if Roby has a 17th-pick-in-the-draft kind of season, it's going to mean the Huskers did well. Very well. If he's playing like a near lottery pick, they're going to be going places as a team as well. Now, Roby has some work to do to make that happen, but I think he's capable of playing at that level.
  20. Norm Peterson

    Player Power Rankings

    #1 is a no-brainer in my opinion. You gotta start with making the dance in year 2. Terran Petteway was the single biggest factor in us making the dance. Without him, we don't make the dance. Period. And, if we don't make the dance, we don't land transfers Andrew White, Anton Gill, Isaac Copeland, or James Palmer; nor do we land Glynn Watson, Isaiah Roby, etc. Given how significant a factor I believe making the dance was in subsequent recruiting, I'd say the 2nd most important player in the Miles era was Shavon. He started as a freshman and would have been a day-1 starter had he not injured his elbow, but his emergence as a sophomore was critical to that run to the dance, and he was just a solid kid and solid player all the way around. If Shavon had been the player we all thought we were getting coming out of high school, Miles is probably coaching somewhere else right now. But Shavon turned out to be a 4-star caliber player in a marginal 3-star's body. Shavon is definitely my #2. James Palmer is 3rd. The reason we were even in the hunt for a return trip to the NCAA tournament is because we had a guy like Palmer who could get us buckets when we needed them. The reason we'll be in the hunt again this year is because opposing Ds will have to line up to stop him and it'll make other players on the team better. He scores, he dishes assists, he's deceptively quick, and he's really long at the guard spot. He's been ranked by whatshisname as one of the top 15 returning players in the nation. That's not for nothin. The fact that he returned for his senior year is HUGE for this program. So, that's my top three and the whys and wherefores.
  21. our guys they needed to work on? And how much better are we if they do it?
  22. Norm Peterson

    Watson article from Lee

    I don't agree that they folded last year. They won 7 of their last 10. Yes, they got curbstomped by Michigan in the BTT, but turns out that was a red-hot Michigan team. Then they lost AT MissSt in the NIT. Turns out MissSt was pretty good, too. The year before that, they folded. Lost 8 of their last 10, including a 5-game losing streak to wrap things up. That team was very young and had a player or two who quit. And I'm talking before they officially transferred. We're going into this season with some seasoned veterans. Not only is this one of our most talented teams, it's also one of our most experienced.
  23. Norm Peterson

    Why Recruiting Small Cities Pays Off

    This reminds me of some interesting observations shared by Malcolm Gladwell in his book, "Outliers." I don't remember all the specifics and so I'm kind of making some of this up on the fly just so that you get the gist of it, but if you look at NHL rosters, most of the guys who hail from Canada in the NHL were born in the first three months of the year. Vast majority. Very few born in the last 3 months of the year. Why is that? Well, Gladwell's hypothesis was that, when you're playing junior hockey, the classification year for your age group starts on January 1. When you're playing a sport like hockey, size matters, and the older 10-year-olds tend to be a lot bigger and stronger than younger ten-year-olds. So, when select teams are chosen, kids born in January and February have a distinct advantage over kids born in November and December. And the kids chosen for those select teams receive advantages over their peers in terms of experience, coaching, and the rest of it. Now, this is me extrapolating from Gladwell's premise: In basketball, kids blossom at different ages. Some kids max out and reach their ceiling at a younger age (think leg hair.) But you still have those U10 teams and U11 teams. So, in larger cities, a kid that might have eventually blossomed gets lost in the crowd while a kid who is closer to his ceiling is getting those opportunities. The kid lost in the crowd at a younger age might never have the opportunity to evolve and develop. But, in smaller towns or cities, where there are fewer kids fighting for limited spots on school teams or select teams, a kid who might have gotten lost in the crowd if in Chicago still has an opportunity to play in Omaha and grow and develop. Think of Michael Jordan getting cut from his 10th grade basketball team. He grew up in Wilmington, NC, with a population of around 100,000. If he was living in Chicago and trying to get on with an AAU team back then, he probably wouldn't have made it. And the GOAT might have been Lebron James instead.
  24. Norm Peterson

    Summer workouts

    The context was a discussion about how he's aware he needs to get bigger and the running joke is about him eating seconds at meals, which is evidently not an issue.
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    Why Recruiting Small Cities Pays Off

    Interesting
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