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  1. Scheduling

    I hope if that matchup happens, that Ed will try to showcase his perimeter game and attempt about ten 3 pointers.
  2. Let me get this straight...

    I'm throwing out the following information just to illustrate the nature of the coaching profession. There are 32 coaches in the top 6 conferences with that have been around as long or longer than Miles. Of those, 30 have won an NCAA Tournament game. The two that haven't are Miles and Chambers at Penn State. Also among major conferences, since they expanded the tournament to 64 teams in 1985, there have been a few coaches that get their first NCAA Tournament win at a school only after more than seven seasons, but there aren't many. Leonard Hamilton did it twice, at Miami and Florida State. Mike Montgomery did it at Stanford. Jim O'Brien did it at Boston College. Bruce Parkhill did it at Penn State. Richard Williams did it at Mississippi State. And that's it, as far as I can find. And in that time, the only two coaches that made it to their tenth season at a school without winning a tournament game are Bill Carmody at Northwestern, who lasted 13 years, and Danny Nee, who lasted 14. So, in general, it's extremely important to win early in your tenure, because otherwise it's extremely rare to get a chance to win late.
  3. Husker Athletics Priority

    I wouldn't call what Nebraska played that day football. If anyone sat through more than a quarter of that garbage they must have been a masochist.
  4. Is Bill Moos going to give me a year off my donations?

    Mike Riley is getting paid $50,000 per year by Oregon State to be an assistant now, Pelini is getting paid around $220,000 per year at Youngstown. Essentially NU is paying the full amount of the buyouts. (Plus, in the last four years, for two football coaching staffs, for some other football assistants like Banker & Read, for Eichorst, for Connie Yori - in the neighborhood of $20 million.)
  5. Kenya Hunter

    Assistant coaches usually don't stick around forever - the only ones we've had in the last 50 years that were here as long or longer than Kenya were Moe Iba (1971-80), Tom Baack (1978-86), Gary Bargen (1987-95), Jimmy Williams (1993-99), and Lynn Mitchem (1987-92).
  6. Among the top 50 programs in the country, the list of ones that don't cheat appears to be much, much shorter than the list of ones that do.
  7. Assistant coach Rick Pitino?

    I didn't even have to look at who started this thread, it was obvious that it was this from Kearney.
  8. Miles extension poll

    Also, that was probably, word for word, what was told to Eichorst the day after Harvey Perlman retired.
  9. Ominous Tweet Re: Roster Attrition

    Could also be a Hobbesian....
  10. Postseason Tourney Talk

    Penn State or Loyola...who would you take?
  11. Three Games Against Final 4 Teams

    If, say, Wisconsin, coming off of 19 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, had our schedule and record, would they have been left out? Hell. No. So there's that.
  12. What to do with Miles contract?

    Actually, if you give him a full extension, and Copeland and Palmer do not come back, and you give Miles the ultimatum that he has to make the tournament, you've just wasted a bunch of money. If he gets a full extension and they leave, depending on how they are replaced on the roster (by, for example, two pretty talented division one transfers that have to sit out next year), they might just ride it out with him for year eight.
  13. Three Games Against Final 4 Teams

    Here's Loyola's roster and stats (stats based on a per 37 games basis): Player Ht Wt Yr MIN PPG RPG APG Donte Ingram 6-6 215 Sr. 30.6 11.3 6.3 1.5 Clayton Custer 6-1 185 Jr. 28.3 11.4 1.9 3.6 Marques Townes 6-4 210 Jr. 28.0 11.2 3.9 2.5 Cameron Krutwig 6-9 260 Fr. 23.6 10.3 6.1 1.8 Ben Richardson 6-3 185 Sr. 22.5 5.1 2.2 2.8 Lucas Williamson 6-4 190 Fr. 20.1 4.9 2.2 1.0 Aundre Jackson 6-5 230 Sr. 19.1 11.0 3.3 0.9 Bruno Skokna 6-4 175 So. 11.7 3.2 0.9 0.6 Cameron Satterwhite 6-4 175 So. 9.7 1.7 1.6 0.8 Adarius Avery 6-5 190 Jr. 2.5 1.0 0.6 0.1 Christian Negron 6-7 215 Fr. 1.9 0.5 0.3 0.0 Carson Shanks 7-0 245 Sr. 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.0 Jake Baughman 6-3 180 So. 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 Nick Dinardi 6-7 225 Sr. 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 Dylan Boehm 6-5 205 Sr. 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 Let's say they play Nebraska's schedule. Do they win at St. John's? Toss-up. At UCF? Toss-up. At Creighton? A chance, but probably not. Do they beat Kansas at home? Not unless Kansas lays an egg. Do they beat Boston College at home? Probably. Do they win at Michigan State? No. Do they win at Purdue? No. Do they win at Ohio State? Probably not. Do they win at Penn State? Probably not. Do they beat Michigan at home? Probably not (but we get to see on Saturday). Do they win at Illinois? Most likely. Do they beat Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Minnesota all on the road? They probably lose one or two of those. Do they beat Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland, Penn State, and Indiana at home? They probably lose one or two of those. And then they are in the NIT. My point being, building a roster that can win in the tournament is not the same as building a roster that can hold up in the Big Ten.
  14. Three Games Against Final 4 Teams

    Would Loyola have made the tournament if they had played with the same roster in the Big Ten? No. The size and athletes they'd face game after game would have ground them down; their roster isn't built to handle that. Putting together a roster that can compete in the Big Ten, and putting together one that can advance in the tournament, are often two different things.
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