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  1. Next Years Starting 5

    Michigan State, Maryland, Minnesota seems to be a level above. Illinois, Ohio State and Rutgers seem to be a level below. I think everyone else falls into a big pot. That's not to say a team from the one level can't rise or fall... but just how I see the talent bases as each school.
  2. Next Years Starting 5

    If we don't consider this team to be a Big 10-caliber roster....I don't know if we ever will/should. How many Top 150 players do we have....6? 7? 8? And while some have yet to play here....we aren't trotting 5 true frosh out there. We can put a legit player at 4 of the 5 starting positions and have reasonable depth for each spot. The only question remains the shooting guard and we have 4 different former Top 150 players who could step in to that role. I'd venture to say there are only 3-4 teams that match us in terms of Top 150 rated players in the conference. I think we stack up pretty well in terms of pure talent. I think there are a legitimate 2-3 teams that are clearly more talented. I think there are a legitimate 2-3 teams that are clearly less talented. The other 6-8 teams are all on the same level and coaching and team chemistry make the difference.
  3. Nebraska Football 2017-2018

    Kind of where I am at.
  4. Nebraska Football 2017-2018

    Normally. If football falls apart, Miles may get a reprieve for this very reason
  5. Nebraska Football 2017-2018

    Position coaches getting fired is only spinning wheels. It needs to be Riley. Top down issues with no accountability. And of course, Eichorst has to go first. I don't have huge issues with him but he was always going to be tied to the success
  6. Next Years Starting 5

    I see Taylor getting more of a look at the two than the three. Just think McVeigh's length & potential shooting ability and/or Roby's overall size and athleticism wins out there. Plus those two have some experience here. Palmer and Allen will be the main competition for the two. Taylor is an okay defensive guy, decent ball handler and has the experience on those two. That being said...I will be disappointed if he is starting.
  7. Serious question ...

    There's no reason we shouldn't be. But that was the case last year as well. And like khoock just pointed out....it follows a trend.
  8. Copeland

    Got the waiver. Huge!
  9. Nebraska Football 2017-2018

    Lee will be legit by year's end. He's pretty good now.
  10. Nebraska Football 2017-2018

    Our senior class is embarrassingly bad. And that's including Chris Jones who isn't out there.
  11. Next Years Starting 5

    Just dont see Jack starting with Copeland back. Be a big disappointment IMO if he is. Really want to see Watson, Allen/Palmer, Roby, Copeland, Jordy. AFAIC...Taylor and McVeigh are bench players. They are role guys at best. They aren't 20+ mpg (which starters usually are) players on good teams
  12. 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.
  13. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    Exactly....especially with us likely missing Copeland for 4 of those.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 2017-18 Husker opponents

    We have December Friday pay games though.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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?
  24. 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