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13 hours ago, a0t0w0 said:

Well this thread went to shit.

 

Let me attempt to resurrect it.

 

For as much as I have taken a "show me" attitude about this program going into this season, I'm actually hearing some encouraging things coming out of Hendricks this summer. It sounds like someone must have been listening last season when Kobe Webster hinted there was no accountability. Sound like this year there is no team prima donna who thinks the rules don't apply to him, which has been a real problem in the past. Sounds like the team is developing some accountability. And some cohesion.

 

Still have question marks about where the points are going to come from. But at least they're acting like a team this year for basically the first time in Hoiberg's tenure here. Fingers crossed that this will somehow translate into more wins

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15 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

 

Let me attempt to resurrect it.

 

For as much as I have taken a "show me" attitude about this program going into this season, I'm actually hearing some encouraging things coming out of Hendricks this summer. It sounds like someone must have been listening last season when Kobe Webster hinted there was no accountability. Sound like this year there is no team prima donna who thinks the rules don't apply to him, which has been a real problem in the past. Sounds like the team is developing some accountability. And some cohesion.

 

Still have question marks about where the points are going to come from. But at least they're acting like a team this year for basically the first time in Hoiberg's tenure here. Fingers crossed that this will somehow translate into more wins

That's it Norm, sip on that kool-aid....soon you'll be polishing your dancing shoes like me.

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53 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

 

Let me attempt to resurrect it.

 

For as much as I have taken a "show me" attitude about this program going into this season, I'm actually hearing some encouraging things coming out of Hendricks this summer. It sounds like someone must have been listening last season when Kobe Webster hinted there was no accountability. Sound like this year there is no team prima donna who thinks the rules don't apply to him, which has been a real problem in the past. Sounds like the team is developing some accountability. And some cohesion.

 

Still have question marks about where the points are going to come from. But at least they're acting like a team this year for basically the first time in Hoiberg's tenure here. Fingers crossed that this will somehow translate into more wins

 

And let me just add: This "rules for thee but not for me" attitude was tolerated by the man in charge, but it was facilitated/enabled by a certain assistant who is no longer here. And that might have something to do with why we're not seeing it happening now. Thank goodness.

 

If there is a significant difference in our record this year compared to the last three, I know some folks who know some things who will identify one staff change as being the primary reason why.

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A bit of a nutshell that Keisei is a situational player and his playing time should be dependent on a combination of 

- Is he 'feeling it'

- Is the other team exploiting him

 

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Besides him being more experienced, I think that being paired with bigger guys like Griesel and Lloyd at PG instead of Verge and Webster makes his lack of size easier to hide on the court. Speaking of experienced, he's 1 of the 7 guys on the roster with D-1 experience so I'd expect a role for him at the beginning of the season.

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31 minutes ago, hhcmatt said:

A bit of a nutshell that Keisei is a situational player and his playing time should be dependent on a combination of 

- Is he 'feeling it'

- Is the other team exploiting him

 

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Besides him being more experienced, I think that being paired with bigger guys like Griesel and Lloyd at PG instead of Verge and Webster makes his lack of size easier to hide on the court. Speaking of experienced, he's 1 of the 7 guys on the roster with D-1 experience so I'd expect a role for him at the beginning of the season.


For a team that will, in all likelihood, lack scoring… I think you have to carve out a role for him.  Especially early.

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On 7/30/2022 at 2:36 PM, HuskerFever said:

Weird time for Iowa ABC5 news to post this on YouTube within the last 24 hours...

 

 

Could it be that Fred has been a “Mole” planted by our old Big 8 foes to undermine us all along? At this point anything is possible…

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Well this all sounds promising.   I like the reminder that Wilhelm was/is a 4* player.  He is stronger and bigger...and well, he wants to play defense.

Will is one of the players that I didn't have a problem with last year.  Yeah he did some stupid things, sure.  But I personally see him as a positive.  I'm glad he is back.

 

https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Article/Nebraska-Huskers-Wilhelm-Breidenback-talks-about-injury-rehab-190891143/

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Let's not pretend that Australia is a chump team.  That team is consistently pretty good. 

 

He got hot against a team that at worst doesn't suck.

 

He needs work but the points of being surrounded by bigger guards and filling a role are valid.

 

He has a place if he can keep improving. 

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I've been away from this board, along with the private one I frequent (all Huskers sports with a heavy lean towards football), for an extended period of time. A combination of needing a break and getting my son to all of his baseball games as he completed his last year of youth select baseball along with starting to get him ready for HS Baseball tryouts next year and pre-season HS Wrestling workouts. He's going to be freshman.

I hadn't really thought a lot about basketball until I got my season ticket renewal form in the mail. This was the first year I didn't immediately consider upgrading my tickets from 200 level to 100 level. As a mater of fact I waited a week before actually renewing my season tickets.  

While standing around before my son's, what would be his last youth baseball game, first bracket game in the state tournament I was talking with the other dads. They all know I'm both a football and hoops season ticket holder. They also know that I had upgraded my football seasons tickets to club seating. Been wanting to do this for years. They asked me that since I'm going to be paying more for club seating would I continue to hold onto my basketball season tickets. By the time they asked me I had already renewed. They all proceeded to tease me for 10min on why I would renew those tickets considering how bad the basketball team is and that this upcoming season is not looking any better, and could possibly be worse. Ouch, that really hit me where I live. The easy answer is that I'm fan and I should be am fully committed. 

I didn't know that Armon had left the team or the that we had gotten a couple of recruits. I'm just catching up right now. Will likely take me a week to get up to speed.

I wasn't hopeful for the future of this team at the end of the season and I'm not very hopeful now although that will change as I look for some rays of sunshine and I get to know these kids. I'll hope against all logic and reason that all of this bad luck will be turned around in one magical season for the ages. I'll hope that this staff, specifically, HCFH will have learned some lessons from how we finished out the '21-'22 season and be able to build on it for this upcoming season. 

I have no predictions for the upcoming season. I'm going stay realistic while still holding onto hope.

 

On a side, and somewhat crazy, note I bought a pair of tickets for the Battle of the Vault, 100 level right behind the home bench. My plan is to go to all 3 games. If anyone is interested in going with me please send me an IM. I paid $87 for the pair, which included some really high fees from ticketmaster.

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3 hours ago, Huskerpapa said:

The word is hyperbole.   I will be honest, I don't even remember this kid...

https://fb.watch/eXDBg8_dxm/

 

Big lefty from out east.  Couldn't shoot a lick. Constantly injured. Worked his way into the rotation and then got the starting spot after Thomas Allen's season ended. Was key in that big Iowa win where Thor blocked the shot at the end, which was his last game as a Husker as he was injured. Ended up at GW where it looks like he never got healthy.

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17 hours ago, hhcmatt said:

 

Big lefty from out east.  Couldn't shoot a lick. Constantly injured. Worked his way into the rotation and then got the starting spot after Thomas Allen's season ended. Was key in that big Iowa win where Thor blocked the shot at the end, which was his last game as a Husker as he was injured. Ended up at GW where it looks like he never got healthy.

 

If I remember correctly he was suppose to be a real good defender.

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