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  1. Once recruits hear that you are dying and then see you in person and think yeah, maybe... then it's time to shut it down for a while.
  2. So a (very) rough estimate, extrapolating on those numbers, for expectations next year: If he averages 22 minutes a game, increases his FG% to 55% and FT% to 70%, and averages the same amount of shots and free throw attempts per minute, you are looking at around 10.5 ppg and 7 rpg.
  3. There's a possibility that only two teams in the Big Ten (other than Nebraska) will be better than they were last year. As it looks now: Michigan State - should be better; Penn State - maybe better; Northwestern, Minnesota, and Rutgers - probably about as good; Maryland, Purdue, Michigan, Iowa - probably not as good, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio State - should not be as good.
  4. Looks like I was the confused one. Damn this early onset dementia, guess I shouldn't read two threads at once. Yes I was referencing the Agau case and how he gets a sixth year. In Copeland's case, if a player transfers at semester after an injury that would cause a medical redshirt year, he does get that year of eligibility back. So without the medical redshirt, Copeland would be eligible at semester and he would be a senior in eligibility. Normally a player transferring midseason loses a year - If he transfers midseason as a sophomore he's eligible after the first semester the next year as a junior. That's why it usually doesn't make much sense to transfer midseason. If a player is redshirting already or qualifies as a medical redshirt, he does not lose that year of eligibility, but is still not eligible until the end of the first semester. That's why a waiver needs to be applied for to play the first semester, much like a waiver is required to get a sixth year in the case of injuries, or a waiver is required to get immediate eligibility after transferring at the end of the school year in the cases of schools on probation, family medical events, or whatever.
  5. As I understand it (and as convoluted as the rules are, take that for what it's worth): He played three games the first semester at Louisville, was limited by injuries, and was going to sit the rest of the year as a medical redshirt if he had stayed at Louisville. So it counts as a redshirt year, meaning that instead of being a junior the next season he would still be a sophomore. So then he transfers to Georgetown at the end of the semester, and he would be eligible the next season at the end of the semester. (I don't think he was granted a waiver for immediate eligibility.) But that didn't matter because he tore an ACL, so was out with an injury for a second season which pretty much guarantees him a sixth year if he wants it. Echinique with Creighton was similar I think - he'd redshirted at Rutgers (I'm thinking it was an injury but not entirely sure), played a year and the first semester of the next, got hurt (giving him a medical redshirt), then was eligible to play after the end of the first semester the next year. He was then granted a sixth year after his senior year. Grand Gibbs also got a transfer redshirt year counted as a medical redshirt year somehow, I don't remember all of the details to be honest because all Creighton related media reports make me ill.
  6. So if he somehow completes a master's degree in one year at SMU, can he be a graduate transfer again? I don't think anyone has ever lettered at four different schools, maybe he should aim for that.
  7. To recap, in this case the player qualified for one medical redshirt year and one year with a required redshirt due to the transfer rule, with no injury involved that year. If someone has two years where they would have had to sit with medical problems, the sixth year is pretty much automatic, but if one of the years is just a regular redshirt year they generally don't grant a waiver. In Copeland's case, if he had played the first semester for Georgetown and then gotten hurt, he would have no grounds for a waiver at all to get first semester eligibility. He would still get the year back as a medical redshirt, but being a medical redshirt or a regular redshirt and transferring at mid-semester still generally makes you ineligible until the second semester of the next season. There may be exceptions where a waiver was granted but I don't know of any. That's why Nebraska is stressing the angle that he played with the back injury when he really shouldn't have even been playing, as the grounds to get the waiver. I'm not sure that's a very strong case, but then the case for getting Tanner Lee a sixth year wasn't real strong either.
  8. One troubling stat about Jordy, and maybe it says more about the rest of our team not responding to running the offense through the post than it says about Jordy, is that when he hit 3 or more shots from the field Nebraska went 1-8, with the only win being against Penn State. It also could be that this was a result of him getting better towards the end of the season as everybody else went in the tank.
  9. I'm sure that Kansas fans are lamenting the fact of the impending end of their conference championship streak, now that Iowa State is going to be loaded. That said, Jacobson should have been a lot better than he was while he was here. He had decent size, was definitely a good enough athlete, and is definitely a smart guy. You'd expect him to be a decent enough shooter, with a few good post moves, to be good at some of the intricacies of the game, to be a smart defender. For the most part he did not hit those expectations here - he attacked the glass almost as much when he was shooting as when he was going after a rebound (he sure hated backboards apparently as it seemed he was occasionally trying to break when he was throwing up shots), didn't ever do much with his back to the basket, really didn't seem to be great at the finer points, and generally wasn't a great defender (with some noticeable exceptions like against Swanigan). Maybe sitting out a year, and not having to concentrate on being physical enough to play in the Big Ten as opposed to becoming a better player, will help, and I'd say there's a good possibility of that. The same with Ed - they spent so much time trying to make him a physical presence in the Big Ten that I think may have precluded his improvement in other areas. The Big East might be good for his game as well. Also it should be noted that instead of Hans Brase replacing Jacobson in the Nebraska rotation, now Jacobson will possibly be replacing Hans Brase at Iowa State.
  10. I didn't realize that DeMonte Williams had re-committed after he had gotten a release. So - my mistake there. But losing Tillmon hurts for them, they are really thin up front. They have some decent players back but not much depth.
  11. Illinois might struggle to finish above 13th in the conference, with their graduation losses and recruiting class falling apart.
  12. Michael Jacobson is to Bill Laimbeer as John Turek is to Bill Walton.
  13. The best in game instruction I ever heard Danny give his players: "Run the f**king offense!"
  14. Antoine Carr, Cliff Levingston, and Xavier McDaniel. No mid major team will ever have a front line that good again. Primarily because the NCAA won't let anybody that's not a big money school put together that kind of talent without it leading to a probation.
  15. I think that overstates the case. I don't think anybody would be up in arms if he doesn't come here, because we've been down this road twice already, and also based on his career nobody will be expecting him to be a superstar or anything, just a nice addition to the roster that fills a void. And he must not have badmouthed Nebraska all that much since his freshman year roommate at Louisville and close friend is now here. If he wants to come here, he'll come here. If he doesn't, he won't. It's pretty cut and dried IMO.