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  1. This! The game was nearly unwatchable.
  2. In comparing the Huskers to Mich, per ESPN stats, team FG shooting percentages were: Michigan -- 48.3% (38.5% from 3) -- FT was 77.9% Huskers -- 41.6% (32% from 3) -- FT was 71% IMO we were (and still are) one consistent outside shooter away from being an NCAA team. I believe Miles that he HAD that shooter before AWII's transfer and GIll's injury. So I am thinking you must mean Miles should have kept AWIII from transferring and/or Gill from getting hurt. If it is something else, please explain -- and try to be specific -- what Belein did as a coach that made his team such significantly better shooters so we can join you in urging Miles to do it.
  3. Both of these teams are, to me, painful to watch succeed. Not because I mind them having success but because the refs let them get away with playing thugball while other teams have to play basketball. SC plays like they have a HC who used to be a bouncer at a bar. On one occasion Dozier threw a Duke player into the second ring of people parked out of bounds under the basket and no foul was called. Oregon, while not QUITE as thuggish as SC is in the same mold. When Brooks pushed a Kansas player defending him to the floor -- unlike Mr Brooks' famous flop -- it was called a foul but why it was not called a flagrant foul is beyond me. Both teams remind me of the "Bad Boys" Detroit Pistons. Very successful teams I hated to watch. I am not saying players can't be tough minded and physical but they ought to still have to play the game within the rules. I guess if you want to follow the model of these two teams, recruit tallish street thugs and hope the refs let them get away with on court violence.
  4. Congrats! A slam dunk choice!
  5. It is astonishing to see just how poorly Missouri has done in the time frame you have chosen. They were a regular threat to Kansas' dominance in the Big 8 and did well in the Dance. That and the perennial mystery of why Colorado can't field really good teams. It does go to show that just have lots of quality players in your geographic area doesn't mean you will succeed as a program.
  6. Any idea who the white haired gentlemen on piano is behind him? That guy could play, too!
  7. Well, the team I AM a fan of is 0-7 so I guess I'll choose that one. There are reasons to be a fan that go beyond win-loss records. Of course, winning 1 would be great!
  8. Jeriah we barely knew ya! Wish you would reconsider so we could have more time together. You are a player with a great upside and could have helped take us somewhere special IMO. That said, I respect your decision and wish you well.
  9. He was part of the family in my mind and a quality young man whom I am sorry to see go. Keep in touch, Nick. Thanks for all you have meant to us and I wish you well.
  10. I believe it was Dimes who observed -- please correct me if I am misrepresenting you, Dimes -- that if Miles is NOT given an extension AND the Huskers make the NCAA tourney, that success may lead to a lot of interest in Miles' from other schools. That makes quite a bit of sense. IF he takes us from where we are now to an NCAA bid, he is likely the B1G coach of the year again and a LOT of programs will come knocking. Whether SE gives Miles an extension may tell us a lot about whether SE really BELIEVES in Miles or not. If he thinks Miles will get it done next year, he should give him the extension to establish a pricey buyout that makes it less painful financially for Miles to leave. If he does not, then no extension will make a firing after next season less expensive. This could be interesting to watch.
  11. While I can't say this wrong - because I have NO idea if it is right or not -- LB's sources when it comes to Nebrasketball have often been incorrect. In fact, I believe is nose is still bent out of joint because no one let him in on Tim Miles' hiring when that happened and the LJS scooped the OWH on the story. Just saying LB is as likely to be pushing an agenda here as he is reporting a story.
  12. I can live with this. Let's see how the roster changes/fills out. It will be an all or nothing season next year, though, IMO.
  13. My all too often faulty memory banks seem to recall Jacobsen diving out of bounds trying to save a ball. Shortly after that, he got the bandage and not long after THAT he left the game. He might have played some minutes later on but not many.
  14. IF Eichorst were to fire Miles, I could certainly understand it. To say this season has been a disappointment to me is a huge understatement. Some things rest on Miles' shoulders and some I'm not sure about. But I hope Miles is retained. -- AWIII was to be the lynch pin of our outside shooting. We sucked from outside all year. Should Miles have buckled and given in to whatever White wanted to keep him here? Don't think so but his exit hurt a lot. -- Gill and Morrow getting hurt had huge impacts and there is nothing Miles could have done about that. -- Jordy's development as a player has been tremendous. He has a huge upside and Miles deserves some credit for bringing in Kenya Hunter to help with that. -- Roby and Horne showed flashes of their potential but they never showed their abilities consistently. IMO this is a real test for whether Miles can really coach or not. At this point I would say it is a negative against him. -- I thought we were in good hands with Glynn Watson at PG but he was a very inconsistent guard as both a scorer and as a ball handler. I have no idea if this is coaching or offensive philosophy (or lack thereof) or something else but something is wrong there. -- A LOT of talent here or coming here next year. It would be a huge loss to send Miles packing and lose it. -- What kind of influence does Molinari really have on the team? Is he a plus for Miles or not? Just wondering. IMO Miles should be retained but on a VERY short leash and without an extension for next season. Yes that might impact recruiting but we have the talent to compete next year and a good year will make recruiting much easier. A bad year and the new coach won't have an empty stable to work with.
  15. Didn't work for Chicago. They just went out and a good team. All of a sudden the curse lifted. Amazing how that works! Though I DO know where we could get a goat if that was the direction that was chosen