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  1. Chuck Taylor

    Football redshirt and transfer rules

    I'm not sure we've been in that sort of era in a century. Knute Rockne was notorious for pulling kids out of steel mills to play football, and there was no policing organization to make sure that schools followed rules. Boosters "employed" athletes during Devaney's time and slipped money under the table, as they did at any other top football school. Basketball has had documented point shaving since at least 1950 and other scandals. While it may have gotten worse, the main thing is that all of this is reported so much today. So maybe we grew up not hearing about it so much, but bigtime college sports have never really had anything to do with education. It's a minor league sports system, and the schools leverage the success of their program to get donations from alums and sell themselves to prospective students. It is what it is, and while it's a questionable system, I probably donate more to DONU when the teams do well.
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    NBA Playoffs

    I know comparing guys of different eras always involves a lot of "what ifs", but the defensive scheming is big for me as well. Zone was outlawed, so MJ was able to do a lot more damage one on one than LB. The counter-argument is that the 3 pt shooters are better now, so helping comes at a price. As for the best ever, I'm probably in the camp with the big guys: Russell (the biggest winner in the history of basketball) and the unstoppable Wilt and Kareem. The defensive domination of the bigs trumps the offense from the wings. LB over MJ and the Big O if we're talking about playmaking wings. If we're talking greatest collegian ever, I'll take Lew Alcindor by a mile. Most dominant player ever, and I hated UCLA.
  3. Wait, you're not using your real name here?
  4. Chuck Taylor

    NBA Playoffs

    I agree. Wilt and Kareem both have at least an equal claim to GOAT.
  5. Chuck Taylor

    Morrow leaving

    Or this version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rinz9Avvq6A
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    New assistant - Armon Gates

    Heh, heh, he said dill ....
  7. He's the one who fired Turner after 2 seasons to hire Charlie Weis. Would have been interesting to see if Turner could have made it work if he'd been given more time. He's done pretty well at Liberty, which is moving up to D-1 FBS this year.
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    Amir Harris is N

    Has a 4.0, maybe he was transferring for better academics?
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    Morrow leaving

    Right, it's like he transferred into exactly the same situation he wanted to get away from. Marquette plays soft, so he'll bring toughness to the table, but both Hausers are really good and he won't start ahead of either. A head scratcher.
  10. Chuck Taylor

    Nebraska will host Seton Hall in the 2018 Gavitt Games

    That's higher than they finished this year in Kenpom, so I'm skeptical. Mostly, though, they're going to really miss Angel Delgado, who won the Jabbar Award as the nation's best center and who gave Kansas fits. They also lose two senior guards who led the team in scoring and one of whom played point. So they lost their best player, their point guard and top two scorers. Maybe they'll be better this year, but on paper it seems like they'll drop off. Games aren't won on paper, but they're not won on Bart Torvik's algorithms either.
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    Nebraska will host Seton Hall in the 2018 Gavitt Games

    Could be Quadrant 3, they lost a lot off their tourney team. Would have been better to go on the road against them.
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    New assistant - Armon Gates

    I didn't see this posted elsewhere, sorry if it's duplicated. It's from a Chicago paper, so pretty well sourced on Gates' end. Gives you a pretty good idea of the perilous life of a basketball assistant. https://www.suntimeshighschoolsports.com/2018/05/03/armon-gates-circuitous-journey-college-assistant-coaches/
  13. Chuck Taylor

    Ominous Tweet Re: Roster Attrition

    So getting through the weekend with no news is good news, right?
  14. Chuck Taylor

    New assistant - Armon Gates

    I was thinking about how there had been an unusual amount of drama this offseason. Upon further reflection, it's probably below the last couple of years.
  15. Chuck Taylor

    New assistant - Armon Gates

    He must have read where I posted it earlier on this thread from the Chicago Tribune.
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    New assistant - Armon Gates

    From a story a year ago, some people will like the bold part:
  17. He'd have to go really deep in the tournament for him to get a better job than this. Minnesota has its sights set a lot higher than a coach with a sub-.500 record in 12 seasons.
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    Contract Extensions

    I agree with this completely. A kid is going to be much more affected by NU's lack of success. Miles' best recruiting class followed the 2013-14 season (Watson, Morrow, etc.) and still was getting rated guys the year after that (Roby, Jordy, Horne). The results since then have been underwhelming, aside from Thomas. Coaches like to promote the idea that extensions are necessary for recruiting because it benefits them. The transfers are another matter. Consider that Cope and Palmer came in after losing seasons, maybe because could see that they could easily start here. As for hiring an assistant, isn't their own contract the most important to them? I understand the arguments against the one-year extension, I just don't buy them.
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    Yet Another Contest Thread

    Don't forget the people who were OK with the one-year extension. They're also unhappy after being told they're stupid and don't understand.
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    Husker Athletics Priority

    Nobody posted during the spring game!
  21. Chuck Taylor

    Ominous Tweet Re: Roster Attrition

    Which one?
  22. Chuck Taylor

    2018-19 Husker opponents

    Season tickets are a bargain with that slate.
  23. Chuck Taylor

    Next Assistant Coach

    Dimes, we're working you hard these days! Thanks for all you do.
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    Let me get this straight...

    This. I understand the arguments for and against the one-year extension, but I'm really surprised by the bitterness toward Moos. I don't think he's a hero for hiring Frost (who wouldn't have done that?), but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on what he's trying to do with basketball instead of deciding he (1) is an idiot or (2) doesn't care about basketball. Easier to have a strong opinion if you only understand your own side.
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    Hank Bounds interview

    I don't think he believes a non-tourney season qualifies as a launching pad, regardless of how it stacks up in NU history. How do you leverage a non-tourney season? Everybody has their own perception of what this season was. We didn't make the tourney, and it wasn't that close, OR it was the best regular season in history, we got jobbed. I don't think either view is unreasonable.