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  1. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    Huge pro and huge con with our two early Big 10 games. Opening in East Lansing, I thought was terrific. It's highly unlikely that we win that game with or without Copeland. That is a game that I really don't think the outcome changes with or without him. The Minnesota game at home is unfortunate. IMO...they will be a top 4 conference team next year. It's a winnable game without him...but our chances go up dramatically with him. Going 1-1 in this stretch would've been/would be massive. All in all....the schedule this year sets up as well as one can reasonably hope for. We have a solid but not overly difficult non-con. Our home and homes are as advantageous as we could've hoped for and we have an opportunity to really close the year strong.
  2. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    Exactly....especially with us likely missing Copeland for 4 of those.
  3. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    That's one hell of a stretch from November 23rd to December 16th. Likewise....our final 10 games is as favorable finish as you could hope for.
  4. Rank the league's top 5 PGs

    IMO, potentially Jordy as a true 5. But not every team operates with a true 5. I think a healthy, fully eligible Copeland could be at the 4.
  5. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    This schedule is perfect AFAIC. Coupled with as favorable a conference slate as you can get and we're not going to get a better chance than this
  6. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    We have December Friday pay games though.
  7. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    Should be able to swing 9-4 there even without Copeland. Do that and you have a chance to break even in the Big 10 and dance.
  8. Next Years Starting 5

    I think Glynn, Jordy and Isaiah are locks. I'm hoping Palmer and one of Nana or Allen start. But it's more likely that one, if not both of Taylor or McVeigh start as well.
  9. Offseason Potpourri

    Never said you specifically did. But many on here have dismissed/marginalized Morrow and Jacobson's departures, mostly in part because of Copeland's presence.
  10. Offseason Potpourri

    Don't think the season necessarily depends on him. But I don't think anyone can honestly say that we are better, or even at a similar level without him, than we are with him. Our upside is far higher with him on the floor than it is with him in street clothes. And yes, it may only be 9-10 games. But as Dimes pointed out....does Copeland change the outcome in 2-3 of those games. Those 2-3 games can mean the difference between 19 wins and 17 wins (NCAA vs. NIT) or 17 wins and 15 wins (NIT vs. Staying home). Chemistry, experience and having the team mesh were already huge ?s. Delaying Copeland's addition to the team only adds to that questions and delays things.
  11. Offseason Potpourri

    This is where I am at. I won't blame them specifically for him not being eligible. But that leaves us basically without 3 scholarship spots for the first part of the season with lots of youth. inexperience and uncertainty mixed in to the remaining 10. Ultimately, all that matters is the season's performance. Copeland's absence just lowers the ceiling.
  12. Offseason Potpourri

    Would we also have scoffed at the transfers of Penn State starters after the season because they had him coming in like many on here did?
  13. Offseason Potpourri

    Considering the potential talent and the makings of the team we have returning, he's a huge variable in the potential success of the team
  14. Offseason Potpourri

    The fact of the matter is this...the view on Copeland falls into one singular category. We have more potential with him than we do without him. He's at worst the second most accomplished player on the roster based on performance to date. Is it possible to be successful without him? Sure it is. Technically anything is possible. But do our odd for success go up exponentially with him as opposed to without him. Absolutely. Don't buy the two sided coin view on him. We (message board posters) don't get to hype him as our first 5* and talk about how great he is and then turn around and say out the other side of their mouth that it's no big deal if he misses 10 games. Certainly seems like we have a number of posters here talking Copeland up about how good he is (and I agree, he has a very high ceiling) but then dismissing his absence when he might not be eligible. Generally when a team loses one of its top players, it experiences a setback. Which is it. Copeland is either good and his loss hurts or if his loss doesn't hurt, it probably means he's not that special. Always amazes me how things get played on both sides here.
  15. Offseason Potpourri

    Nonsense. Common sense is not allowed here