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  1. Nebraska (14-7) vs. Ohio St. (17-4) Game Thread

    Exactly. What about the year after the tourney when we drastically "underperformed." I have given up on Miles personally. Call me a hater if you want, but if we renew his contract we are stuck with him for a while. I think with the talent we have coming back it might be a great year to get a new coach in. I"m tired of hearing "can we get anyone better than Tim Miles?" I have been a fan for a LONG time and this in the worst 3-4 year stretch record-wise in over 50 years. That says something. It shouldn't take 6 years to build a program. Yes, we are improved but I don't trust this staff to coach the talent. Not enough offensive structure. Lots of season left and I hope to be proven wrong I guess.
  2. Nebraska (14-7) vs. Ohio St. (17-4) Game Thread

    Some thoughts (yes, many will be "negative") - Glynn Watson has to work on his leadership. If he's not scoring he needs to keep his head up and lead and do what he can. Too often he seems a bit "sulky" and withdrawn and that really matters when you're an upperclassman and point guard. - Lack of inside presence hurts. OSU had better looks than we did in general. Or at least more looks down low. - We battled on defense and played hard, so that is really encouraging. But you need to close when you have this kind of a chance on the road. - I really have concerns about our staff's ability to coach offense (and have for a long time). I know Palmer was hot, but too often do we just give him the ball and get out of the way. This goes on whether he is hot or not. It was the same with Tai before him. It was the same with Petteway before that. What I'm saying is, this team deserves to have better offensive coaching imho. - We REALLY rode the same guys for A LOT of minutes tonight. I get it, they give us the best shot to win but they were pretty gassed at times it seems. - The little things make a difference on the road and we just didn't quite have the confidence to keep the fight down the stretch. It's tough on the road. - This is not a GREAT OSU team. Beatable. I am encouraged by our fight this year. I hope we keep fighting, but I always fear a big letdown given our history under Miles.
  3. Rumour du jour: Possible Jordy Transfer

    If those are the only two that come to mind that tells one something right there doesn't it? Petteway almost was worse his last year than his first. I see that Tai's numbers improved, but I think that was out of necessity more than anything. I feel like Miles messes with some guys' heads early and gets in their way imho. I definitely believe that was the case with Tai. Miles had to let him go down the stretch of his career because he was about all we had. Once he did, his numbers improved. It was more a confidence issue than anything imho.
  4. Rumour du jour: Possible Jordy Transfer

    People on here are putting WAY too much stock in Heiman. Unless his work ethic changes drastically, I don't see him panning out in the least. Maybe he will do a 180, but we shall see. As far as Jordy ... if he's concerned about his ability to be developed by this coaching staff, I don't blame him. I also agree it's a bit short sighted to leave at semester. He's been given a lot of rope to prove himself and he hasn't, but I do think there is some potential there. If he is done, will will miss the few minutes and depth he gives in the post but I don't think it's a huge loss at all. He need some sort of offensive presence in the post, but I don't see that coming from anywhere in the near future. We just need someone fairly serviceable.
  5. Who is Tim Miles

    Steve Taylor was definitely in the wrong, but I would hope Miles would be the bigger man and not say something to Tai about it or at least not in that time and place. Tai isn't responsible for his girlfriend's dad's idiocy.
  6. Who is Tim Miles

    Agree with HB ... that book was pretty telling. Little things that leak like what he said to Tai after being confronted by Steve Taylor tell me a bit more about Miles as well. I think he could stand to look in the mirror a bit more and ask himself if the way he's going about things is positively affecting his players' mentality and the overall culture of the program. Again, I'll probably get heck but not everyone responds to tough love the same way especially these days. A coach (imho) has to be more flexible and know more about psychology and "meeting players where they are at" mentally and emotionally. It's an educator's job actually. Just my $.02.
  7. Looking forward

    I think Roby will improve and is a much better player than he demonstrated last year. If he can shore up his defense he will get a longer rope from Miles. I just worry Miles gets some of these talented kids and then the way they are handled causes them to be scared to make mistakes and they end up going into a shell. I know I will get heck for saying this, but I think that's what happened with Tai. Last year there was no choice but to let him do his thing and he played with more confidence and accomplished a lot more. I hope that happens with Roby earlier in his career.
  8. Agau's Salty

    Take him in a heartbeat. What the heck does either party have to lose at this point? He'd likely get plenty of minutes or at least have lots of opportunity to earn them. If I'm Agau, it's either here (where I could get exposure at a Power 5 school and minutes) or go to a smaller school with more "guaranteed" time. The guy needs to get some on court experience and exposure that is on tape somewhere. For him personally, he needs minutes and game experience in college. This coming year could be one of the most interesting in some time ... if Miles can pull something off kudos to him, but I'm certainly not expecting it.
  9. Offseason Potpourri

    What else do people expect Eichorst to say? Not quite wanting to buy this buddy/buddy show, but we shall see ... next year is still kind of do or die despite them saying the opposite, although I understand Eichorst cannot say that either. Fact is, even in the long tortured history of Nebrasketball, the last 5 years (save a 4 week run ... which was great mind you) has been exceedingly bad. I also am not buying all the positivity from Barfknecht of late either ... yes, transfers are the name of the game today but we are on the high end of that number. Especially when considering 2 of the 4 constantly referenced reasons to maintain hope for the future decide to leave. I have been a season ticket holder for a long time (since 1990) and will remain a fan and continue to attend games, but I don't really see any tangible reason to like "the direction the program is heading." Yes, recruiting has improved but on some level that almost makes the futility less defendable. We'll see ... Miles has surprised from the get go, so I wouldn't put anything past him.
  10. Jacobson Gone?

    It really irks me that people are kind of writing off these two losses (Jacobsen and Morrow). Yes I don't think they were as great as we thought when they were recruited, but still this is HALF of the 4 players that are consistently brought up as a reason for optimism the past two years. When we were losing games after going 3-0 to start conference season Ed was held up as a difference maker and the difference ... and yes, we were much better when he was back. Then you have Jacobsen ... he started 50-some games in two years and still decides to leave. This doesn't happen a lot in many places - playing THAT much and also choosing to leave. Is Michael a difference maker in the B1G? Not really from what I've seen, but again he was a member of the 4 players from that class that are consistently held up over the past few years as reasons for optimism. Miles can't hold on to players and/or apparently can't evaluate players that well either.
  11. Morrow leaving

    What he's trying to tell people with his words (imho) is "I would love to stay here ... I want to be here ... but I have no faith in this staff to help me get better."
  12. Jeriah Horne will transfer

    I personally liked Parker, but Power 5 schools don't have someone like Benny playing that many minutes if any over their career.
  13. Jeriah Horne will transfer

    The biggest knock on Collier and Sadler was their inability to recruit. When it comes to Nebraska Basketball I'm willing to suffer a few losing seasons while we upgrade talent and real depth. We just had 3 losing seasons in a row for the first time since 1962. Save a 4 week run, Miles' record would be significantly worse than Collier and Sadler ... and it still is worse. This season our defense was horrible. I believe he will get that fixed. The last 3 seasons our defense has really struggled imho. A lot of that is a lack of length at all positions, but that is improving. Motion offense is run by a lot of teams. We are just poor at executing it. Shots are there we just aren't hitting them. It is for sure, that I agree with ... I would argue that the shots have NOT been there for the most part. There's been a lot of one-on-one hero ball at the end of the shot clock over his entire tenure that aren't really high quality shots. I hope all of you Miles apologists are right ... I really do. I was on the fence as to whether he should be retained, but he earned the right to coach these guys with his recruiting I suppose. I just don't see what I see improving over time. Again, I hope you guys who are apologists for Miles are correct. I have been a season ticket holder since 1990 and will continue to be a fan. I'm just not so sure all of these guys are as talented as the recruiting rankings say OR Miles can't exactly coach and develop talent. Either way the long-term results don't look good (so far).
  14. Jeriah Horne will transfer

    So out of Miles' first 6 high school recruits ... one will finish out his eligibility here (Tai). Yes, It has improved after the first few years but that's not a very good track record early on.
  15. Jeriah Horne will transfer

    I think you are right, but we are basing that on people who haven't even seen the court here including one who just had back surgery. One of the consistencies of the Miles era has been to write off any losses in personnel to being able to replace them with whomever is coming in. Tarin Smith would've been a nice player to have the past few years.