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  1. Rank the league's top 5 PGs

    TP left after freshman year with a coaching change. Palmer had 2 years at Miami and apparently didn't see any increased playing time or he wouldn't have left . We've had good luck with both TP and AWIII in similar situations, but I don't think it's a formula that allows you to project somebody in the top 6-8 players in the BIG at a position with a ton of talent on other rosters. I don't have Norm's wherewithal to chart out all of the other teams' guys at that spot, but you could see how it translated with Roby. The guys with the best chance of being in the top level this year are Glynn (obviously) and Copeland. I expect to see good improvement from others, but I'm just not as optimistic that any of them will be in the top half of the BIG this year.
  2. Rank the league's top 5 PGs

    Sorry to dredge this up again, but I can't stand the bagging on guys who leave. One minute they're great, then they're awful. Yeah, MJ averaged 6 and 6. But he was a sophomore, so maybe his numbers improve too? Iowa State is a much better program than us and they took him, even though "he just isn't that good." THANK YOU.
  3. Rank the league's top 5 PGs

    Just numerically speaking, if we're being picked to finish 12th, then it's not possible for so many of our players to be ranked so high in the BIG. I haven't seen anybody on the board pick us to finish as high as 6th, which (numerically speaking) would mean we have players that are as high as 6th in the league. I realize having a POY could change the equation, as would having a super-duper Xs and Os coach. But just as a numbers thing, the talent evaluation on this thread seems a little optimistic. Palmer had trouble getting on the floor at Miami, for example, but now he's in the top half of the BIG?
  4. Brady Heiman is 'N'

    The staff has made the decision that we're not going to get anybody better at his position. Hate to say it, but TM's status has to be a drag on recruiting. How can it not be? With 5 scholarships available (now 3?), it was worth taking a shot on a local big guy. He may not be a 5 star but he's not chopped liver (failed to find a chopped liver gif).
  5. Offseason Potpourri

    I think we'll all be ready to put on our raccoon coats and lift our pennants high when the season starts, but there's good reason for "realism" about this season. We finished over 100 in most metrics last year with an abysmal record, then lost Tai and four other guys in the offseason. Norm, I know you think the team just got beaten down, but that's just a postseason analysis. Good teams don't get beaten down. We couldn't shoot and our defense wasn't good enough to make up the difference. Take Copeland out of the mix for part of the season, add the chemistry issues of blending him in later to a team that's picked to finish 10+ in the BIG and you've got something to be legitimately concerned about. For those of us who are "on the ledge" about not having Copeland, it's just a basketball issue, not a matter of loyalty.
  6. Countdown to College Basketball

    No. 99 in the top 144 countdown, 12th in the BIG: http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/article/14987 They had us 103 preseason last year.
  7. The Isaac Copeland watch

    If we don't squeeze every drop of juice out of this roster, then Miles will be gone and Copeland's fifth year of eligibility won't matter. He'll take his talents elsewhere. IDK if his arrival led to Ed and MJ leaving, kind of irrelevant at this point, but I do know that his missing a third of the season is a major, major problem. This is a generally inexperienced roster, and this is a guy who we absolutely know can score at this level. Glynn is the only other player on the roster you can say that about.
  8. Huskers in the Pros Thread

    Two things NBA teams don't see: (1) an elite defender (2) an elite shooter. He's 24 years old, so his upside is limited and the talent pool for wings is much larger than for PGs or bigs. Could he make an NBA roster? Sure, a lot of guys could in the right situation. Bruce Bowen didn't make it to the NBA till he was 25 or so, but he played for a coach who saw the things he could do. Creighton's Tolliver has made a good living too, and he's not an elite player by any stretch. Terran needs to learn to do something that makes him a valuable piece, because he won't make it on his overall talent. And I'm sure he knows that.
  9. Who's going to MSG & the B1G Tourney

    I'm going to New York. Can't miss a chance to see a game in the Garden. Like going to the Rose Bowl.
  10. Who Starts?

    We'd all love to see a faster tempo, especially if it's sparked by a defense that gets after opponents all over the court. But do they install new presses in the offseason, or do they use their practice time to work with newcomers on what they already run? And who on the staff has experience teaching full-court defense? Not Mo. Lewis wouldn't have picked it up at Butler, nor Hunter at Georgetown. Not like you can't learn, but it's a tall assignment when the staff is facing a win or else season. The bigger question is if you have just one year to prove yourself, do you change what you're doing or do you give it one more shot with what you know? If I had to guess, I'd say they stick with what they do and hope the talent upgrade makes a difference.
  11. Who Starts?

    It's not stubbornness, you have to coach what you know. TM and Molinari don't extend the defense, and they're not going to suddenly start now.
  12. Help Wanted

    I think "minimum" is key there.
  13. Duby Okeke is N

    that's the way I remember it too.
  14. Offseason Potpourri

    High school and junior high school kids jump too. There are a lot of choices today for EVERYTHING. I can't even figure out what kind of Coke to drink. It's not some giant character flaw with kids today any more than the giant character flaws by previous generations. It's human nature to react to the conditions around them. It's also human nature to decry the decline of civilization. Now I'm going to have a Coke Zero with "Chuck" on the can. That is what I choose to do today, but I may get Diet Coke with "Charles" on it tomorrow.
  15. Coach Mac to Ohio State?

    Didn't see it, sorry.