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Everything posted by 49r

  1. Next Years Starting 5

    yeah, and paper doesn't suffer season ending knee injuries, hip pointers or chronic plantar fasciitis either
  2. Next Years Starting 5

    Good stuff. Thanks for putting that together. Not sure if I'm a big fan of weighting the rankings (or at least weighting them that way) but I can see why you did it.
  3. Next Years Starting 5

    Yeah, borderline for sure. But I think we're going with Rivals as kind of the standard for the sake of this discussion.
  4. Next Years Starting 5

    Okay so I did a quick look on Rivals to see how many top 150 guys each B1G roster has, and since it's difficult to track transfers I could only quickly find players on current rosters that were recruited out of HS as a 150 guy. Here's how it stacks up: Michigan State 9 Ohio State 9 Illinois 8 Michigan 8 Maryland 6 Wisconsin 6 Indiana 5 Minnesota 4 Nebraska 4 Northwestern 4 Penn State 4 Purdue 4 Iowa 2 Rutgers 1 These are HS ONLY numbers, not including transfers. If you add NU's transfers in they would be #5 in the league against all other teams' non-transfer numbers. I'd venture to guess that Maryland down to Purdue would have similar numbers of top 150 guys transferring in, but I didn't have the patience to go track that down.
  5. Next Years Starting 5

    You've almost got that right. Nana was not in the Rivals 150. https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/2017/nana-akenten-181266
  6. Next Years Starting 5

    Wow, I mean I think that's being extremely generous. I haven't looked at it in that much depth, but I'd be shocked if it weren't AT LEAST half the conference with more "talent" on their roster than ours. Honestly, in terms of Rivals 150 type talent, we're probably in the bottom third of the league right now.
  7. Next Years Starting 5

    You mean we've felt the same way Minnesota Gopher fans feel right now about their team? They went from 2-16 in 2016 (we went 5-13 in 2013) to 11-7 in 2017 (we went 11-7 in 2014). People have called our run in 2014 a fluke, getting hot at the end of the season blah, blah but the run Minnesota went on last year was probably at least as fluky as ours...the schedule really REALLY helped them out too...much moreso even than ours in 2014 did. I mean if you look at the two situations, they are shockingly similar. Now they're talking about competing for the league title and sweet 16's or more this year. Will they fall flat on their face like we did in 2015? Probably not. But all it takes is an injury here or there and things can change quickly. What if Reggie Lynch's recovery doesn't go as expected, or he suffers an early season injury? Point is, you can project all you want about how a season is going to go, but how the hell can you really know until it's all over? If you look at Minnesota's current roster and compare it to our 2015 roster can you really say they look the same? I dunno.
  8. Next Years Starting 5

    Very true, @Norm Peterson. Last time I think we really had a roster built to compete at the top of league level would have been somewhere in the mid-90's. Here's to getting back to that level - hopefully soon!
  9. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    In another episode of "truth is stranger than fiction", we learn that Robinson is now going to forgo college...again: For those of you keeping score at home... Robinson commits to Western Kentucky Robinson withdraws from Western Kentucky - considers LSU, Tulane and Kansas as transfer options Robinson decides to forego college and begin training for the NBA draft Robinson decides to re-enroll at Western Kentucky Robinson decides to forego college and begin training for the NBA draft ...seems like a kid with a real great head on his shoulders, really knows what he wants. I'm certain that any NBA team would be happy to have him!
  10. Next Years Starting 5

    I don't think I've ever thought that we had a B1G caliber depth chart top to bottom, at most we've had 3 *maybe* 4 B1G level guys at a time. Probably this year we're deeper than we have ever been in the B1G era, but I still believe there's a way to go.
  11. Serious question ...

    It's hard to get shot block opportunities, though, when the opposition is raining down 3's all game.
  12. Serious question ...

    with the difficulty of our non-con and youth and transfers coming in I think that NIT should be a pretty decent outcome for the season. However there is going to be a pretty small window for us to get there. 16 wins will get us to .500 and probably the NIT. 19 with our SOS should be enough to get us squarely on the bubble if not solidly in the NCAA.
  13. Offseason Potpourri

    Of course these two jumped out at me: Justin Simon, St. John’s: A former top-25 recruit, the 6-4 Simon has the type of basketball body that Norman Rockwell would have painted. A freak athlete who never found a regular spot in Arizona’s rotation two years ago, this California native will be a key piece for the Red Storm on defense thanks to his size, strength, and athleticism. With Simon in tow, look for Chris Mullin to regularly use him in a three-guard alongside Marcus Lovett and Shamorie Ponds. Marvin Clark, St. John’s: Tougher than a two-dollar steak, this former Michigan State forward comes to New York City with the responsibility of leading St. John’s back to the top tier of the Big East. Armed with the strength to guard the low post on defense and extend the floor on offense, Clark brings major experience to the Red Storm after being a key contributor when Michigan State advanced to the Final Four in 2015.
  14. Copeland

    I think you are all severely underestimating just how loaded Creighton is - Norm was right, they will probably challenge for their league title once again and very well could start the season ranked (or at least among teams getting votes). KenPom had them ranked #28 at the end of last year despite them playing most of their league games without their starting PG. This year they return most everyone and have their stud PG transfer from Syracuse coming eligible plus Foster, Thomas, Harrel and that Epperson kid from La Lumiere who would appear to be Justin Patton mk. 2 Guys, this is a team that will be a home win vs Villanova away from the league title. Mark it down. Plus add to it that we have nothing but Glynn Watson and a bunch of question marks going into the season and add to THAT the pure fact that McDermott has never lost to Tim Miles AND the game is in Omaha I don't know how any of you can even entertain the notion that we may have a shot here. This is a 20 point loss every day of the week. Keep it under that and we should consider that progress.
  15. Copeland

    I was not exaggerating. Not in the slightest.
  16. Rub it in? Or let it go? A poll.

    You know, I learned recently that Kurt Vonnegut did not like semicolons. Like, he really didn't like them. Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college. -Kurt Vonnegut, A Man without a Country I get the feeling he would not get along well on HHC.
  17. Copeland

    Villanova's gonna get the benefit of the doubt in the preseason polls, though Norm. I mean Jay Wright will get the credit for winning the regular season title 4 years in a row. I'll be willing to bet they'll edge Creighton out at least in the preseason. Solid second place choice though this year.
  18. Copeland

    Yeah jimmy, but which place? Hop Cat or Leadbelly? This is important!
  19. Copeland

    Michigan State fan posted this on Reddit:
  20. Copeland

    Norm tell me....does this finally salve the wounds for you?
  21. Copeland

    Man, no Anton in even the two-deep. Wow.
  22. Copeland

    Miguel Herrera gifs are always great:
  23. The Isaac Copeland watch

    So does this mean we can close this one now?