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    "The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough."- George Moore

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  1. Xavier Johnson is N

    Problem is, Pitt has a new head coach and staff. Where our staff seems to be in a transitional period. Pitt is in a good conference. They have nice facilities and are disparately in need of players, including a PG who can play immediately. That said, I am ecstatic that we are still in the hunt.
  2. I know that was a rumor, but do we know this as a fact? I don't recall Eichorst making that claim publically.
  3. 2018 Husker Baseball

    Bad year, some glaring injuries, certainly a lack of depth and talent. I have no issue providing Coach Erstad a vote of confidence, since he won the Big Ten Conference last year, he earns the right...but, next year is a key year. Gotta have the talent. Coaching is sooo much easier when you can roll out dudes every game. And just an opinion on batting Schreiber at the top; it can be a good move in order to shake up the offense. It is good strategy to have someone who can get on base, lead-off the game and put some pressure on the opposition. But, you then have to execute, and that didn't happen. This year has been frustrating, I certainly expected better.
  4. OT: Biographies

    I will bring up another real good read and it is The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball's Most Improbable Dynasty. It is sort of a bio on Bob Hurley, but it is a compelling story. Bob Hurley is sort of a Bob Knight type, but his heart is with the community and the kids. So his methodology sometimes can be called into question, but his results cannot. Good book.
  5. OT: Biographies

    A really good one is Bill Bradley's. Bradley was a tremendous basketball player who took an interesting route to the NBA. He was an honors graduate at Princeton, attended Oxford, and played on the New York Knick NBA championship team, with among others, Phil Jackson. He served three terms as a Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party's nomination for President in the 2000 election.
  6. 2018 Red-White spring game

    A fair expectation would be 6 to 7 wins. I will be very pleasantly shocked if we would get to 8 or possibly even 9 wins. What sits on my mind is that I thought we had good talent in certain spots last year, and we underachieved. Looking at our talent this year I see the following QB - Young but talented. Good enough talent though to compete for a West title RB - Lot's of depth, but do we have a differentiator. Perhaps Bell, perhaps one of the incoming freshmen, perhaps Tre...but a lot of if's right now. Receivers - Likely one of our team strengths. Key will be getting the talent the ball. If we can do that, this offense may purrrrrr. OL - Talent may be there, but this group has a lot of selling to do before I am buying. Key to the offense, and it still is an unknown. DL - Lot's of talent, but like the offensive line, they have a lot of proving to do. LB - Talent and depth. Sort of like our receiving corp. If the line and backfield do their jobs, the LB corp could wreck havoc. DB - I am pretty happy with the safeties, but do we have CB's that can do their jobs...time will tell. Kickers - I am good with long snappers and punters. But I am terrified about our kickers and holders. Tight games may result in nightmares if a kicker doesn't emerge. Coaching - I am pretty darn happy
  7. 2018 Red-White spring game

    We will also have the services of the freshman walk-on QB from Kearney. I believe his name is Matt Masker.
  8. 2018 Red-White spring game

    ...should be one of our top three quarterbacks, right?
  9. Husker Athletics Priority

    I was at a soccer game
  10. 2018 Red-White spring game

    That was the Hail Mary game, I was unaware of any issue then. Wasn't there a bit of an issue when Suh's plan to open a Nike store at the old Nebraska Bookstore fell through?
  11. Nebrasketball: Our Brand

    Our brand...great fans, great facilities, primed to hit big time.
  12. Husker Athletics Priority

    I live and die basketball, I enjoy football. Season tickets to both. I also enjoy baseball, but it is difficult to catch many of the games.
  13. What to do with Miles contract?

    http://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/mens-basketball/after-receiving-one-year-extension-miles-looks-ahead-to-busy/article_3545b186-a747-5bcb-a2d2-ebcb648a0f9d.html
  14. Xavier Johnson is N

    But your customer/recruit plays a role in your marketing ploy? If you look at Nebraska, we have a great brand, we have the facilities, we have the fans and we actually have stability with our head coach, or at least we have that illusion. But it really sounded like Xavier was banking on Kenya to be his remote father figure. Not sure why, or how that happened, but I believe he referenced it in his text. The staff could sell all the other stuff, but if the customer/recruit is looking at something so specific, it is hard to control that specific sale. Look at the football program. We hired a complete new staff. And generally, the kids left behind by the old staff, stayed. In fact, one of those kids had his dad fired in the transition. So I think UNL as a whole is doing what you are advocating Blindcheck, but there are some intangibles that are impossible to control
  15. Is the departure of the referenced players fact?
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