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  1. I'll take this matchup. Just win. The rest will take care of itself. Yes, I am aware of last year. That was an outlier.
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    2018-19 Husker opponents

    Even if it’s a home game, we have 2 neural site games and 10 rape games against P5 schools. Not too many teams will be able to say that. Focus on filling the rest of the gimmes with non deleware states. Do that and the schedule is fine. The question then shifts to how you managed the schedule
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    2018-19 Husker opponents

    AFAIC, we don't need that neutral site game. Seems like overreaction to an abnormal Big 10 result last year With 20 Big 10 games instead of 18 this year, we're not going to have a shortage of quality games
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    Amir Harris is N

    Injury and didn't exactly play a lot this year. Yes, I know his prep team was stacked...but he didnt start and played less than half the game. If he struggles to get playing time in high school (not everyone was the top ranked player) then I don't think he's going to come in and steal a bunch of time from seasoned collegiate athletes from Day One.
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    Amir Harris is N

    That'd be my bet as well. Which makes it even easier to speculate about Nana's future/role here.
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    Amir Harris is N

    I think he is 'probably' better too. But it's certainly not a given. I'm hopeful he improves as well too. But I'd take the freshman Jordy over Sophomore Jordy. So again, not a given. Even if he does improve, it still does not mean there isn't a use or need. It's tough to say on the need for thie 10 min/game increasing. While on one hand, it's easy to say no since every one else came back. It's also fair to say that it shouldn't be hard to find someone who is a better player than Duby/Borchardt and thus that might increase it. If they got 10 minutes a game, what good a better player garner. I mentioned your point about the Roby and Copeland opportunity at the 3 earlier and I think this is why we really could use another post. This is an option for us and if we do this, we need more than just Jordy to play the 5. There's going to be your normal 8-9 man rotation. Well, we know Burke isn't going to be in it. Our open scholie (Borchardt) shouldn't be. Highly unlikely Heimann is. I personally don't think Davis will be ready. That leaves only 9 guys left. If the rumors are true about Akenten leaving or if him, Thor and Amir simply can't cut it/aren't ready, which are real possibilities, we get thin in a hurry. That's why I am all for getting a grad transfer big. Even if he is just an improved Okeke as a role player...it's ideal for us. It doesn't tie it up long term with a marginial player and it gets us another body at a spot we needed help at last year and was our biggest deficiency. I think we have a clear cut top 6: Watson/Allen/Palmer/Copeland/Roby/Jordy Amir is imo probably your 7th guy and either Thor/Nana as your 8th. We know Heimann and Burke aren't in the mix and Borchardt shouldn't be. Davis is an unknown to me and IMO is a stretch. At least for this year. There's definitely a need for another capable body in that mix. And this is assuming Copeland comes back. If he doesn't, which I still fear is the far more likely scenario, we are real real thin up front. It's partly why I think Copeland is more important than Palmer
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    Amir Harris is N

    IMO...there's more than 80 minutes available there. Roby and even Cope's athleticsm give some flexability. Remember, we all thought Roby would be playing a lot at the 3 heading into last year. Also not buying Jordy playing 20 mpg until he proves he can stay out of foul trouble. And I think we can find someone. This pickup doesn't have to be an all conference guy (though that wouldn't hurt) for it to fill the roll we need. IMO, we already have our redshirt big man in Heimann. With him and Burke redshirting that already puts us down to 10 guys without filling the spot. And that assumes no attrition and guys like Akenten and Thor develop along with Harris and Davis (who IMO won't) be ready to contribute. Some extra depth, especially in the paint, is never a bad thing. I think people forget how bad of a rebounding and interior defensive team we were at times last year. That's our biggest weakness and if we can address it, it'd go along way into getting us where we want to be.
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    Amir Harris is N

    That's my point. There is an obvious flaw to his game.
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    Amir Harris is N

    No assuming, everyone comes back. We need someone to fill post minutes alongside Jordy. He's not exactly what I'm saying. I certainly don't trust him to finish. I certainly don't trust him to stay out of foul trouble. I'm not writing him off. I'm also not betting/relying on him. Even the times where he played well...he couldn't avoid serious foul issues.
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    Amir Harris is N

    Maybe I'm more worried about adding pieces for this season than the future right now. If this year doesn't go well, the future changes pretty dramatically. We aren't far away. Id just assume make sure we have all the pieces we need for this year as opposed to holding on to a low percentage shot next year,
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    Amir Harris is N

    Personally, I hate the 'save for mid semester transfer' notion. We've done that once in 6 classes. Yes, I know we got Copeland out of it, but that's a small run of success and we may only get one season out of Copeland for it. Don't sign a guy for the sake of signing him, so if it is open then it gives some flexibility. But try your hardest to get someone now who can contribute as opposed to sacrificing it for the sake of something that has occurred 17% of the time thus far. If you can't find it and have to eat it, then fine...it gives you the mid term option. I just hate the concept of 'saving' one. Especially this far in, to a program build. We need depth and need to win now, otherwise there is no later. I think there are still definitely minutes to be found there. Borchardt and Okeke combined to get around 6.5 minutes a game. And they aren't very good. And Jordy is far from a great player. If you can find someone better than Okeke (shouldn't be hard to do) then it's not unrealistic to see that get to 6.5 minutes a game. Also not unrealistic to find someone who can either push Jordy to improve or take some of his minutes as well. Additionally, if you find someone serviceable, it lets you get more creative in using Roby and Copeland at the 3 & 4 along with a post at times.
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    Amir Harris is N

    I'd be open to that. I'd take Leslee in a heartbeat on this team. But it also ties up a scholie for next year too. I think the guy from Colorado wouldn't be terrible. He'd be similar to Jordy and be able to give us competent minutes over Borchardt. He's not great but he's better than Okeke and/or Abraham. I think the UMASS guy would be a nice get too. Shot blocker and finisher. Not much of a shooter. That's fine. We already have scorers, we need a guy who can finish when he gets the opportunity.
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    Amir Harris is N

    Our true posts are Jordy and Borchardt. So yeah...a role player is more than enough. Also think we have a bit more to sell this year. Usually grad transfer guys want to win. We potentially return the majority of the parts from a 22-win, 4th place Big 10 team. Our angle can easily be that we have a ton of parts that we can surround him with and that guy is the missing piece.
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    Amir Harris is N

    Personally, I like Johnson's quickness and explosiveness. Not that Amir isn't, just that I think Johnson's is elite. I'm also a little hesitant to buy in when guys have freakish measurables for their position. 6'5 point guards, 6'3" corner backs, 6'6" wide receivers.....of course thatd be great to find.....but everyone else is looking for that too.
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    Amir Harris is N

    Were not that lucky
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    Amir Harris is N

    Johnon better. This is a good fallback get. Credit to miles for closing quickly in a bad deal
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    Amir Harris is N

    It should be a grad transfer big man regardless
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    New assistant - Armon Gates

    All for a grad transfer big. Guard or wing, go freshmen unless he’s a lights out shooter
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    New assistant - Armon Gates

    I like the chemistry between Gates and Lewis, or at least the appearance of. That matters. Impressive hire considering the situation
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    Ominous Tweet Re: Roster Attrition

    No
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    Dachon Burke is N

    He'll fit right in!
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    Dachon Burke is N

    Nice pickup. Timing is right when Glynn and hopefully Palmer move on.
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    Ominous Tweet Re: Roster Attrition

    While I understand the stance and general premise, I disagree at this point in time. The single biggest thing Nebraska can do right now is win. And after year 6, while still on the hot seat, an nba draft pick isn’t going to carry a lot of weight IMO. And we need those guys to win. If this was year 2 or 3, I might think otherwise. But there’s no time left to do anything but win
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    Scheduling

    Virtually every major conference basketball team has at least 1-2 clunkers (300+ level RPI teams) on their schedule. What we need to do is to make sure we have plenty of Top 100 games and win our fair share of them and avoid having an obscene amount of clunkers. Beating Deleware State didn't hurt us as much as losing to Kansas, Creighton, St. John's and UCF did.
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    Scheduling

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