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    uneblinstu’s postgame chatter: vol 11, ed 8 - Illinois


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    • Nebraska defeats Illinois 75-60

      Huskers off to their best start since 2003-04

      Kent Pavelka honored for calling his 1,000th Nebraska Basketball game

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    Made it home through those slick streets. Have a dinner thing, I’ll post more thoughts later, but just game went about as I thought it would. 

     

     

    Good start to conference play. 

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    On ‎12‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 12:09 PM, Huskerpapa said:

    It seems a lot of players tend to get a bit "talkative" when they hit a big shot.  Heck, it has been a lot of years, but I personally ran my mouth more than I ever should have.  Plus, if you watch the NBA, it is non-stop talking.  

     

    I am not saying it is right, but if a ref T's up a player for talking some trash, there will be a lot of technicals given out.  A good ref will simply provide warning(s).

    It was after a free throw so hardly a "dagger" moment. And with the incompetence of the officials that seem to find there way onto the PBA court no use giving them another reason to prove that incompetence.

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    19 hours ago, HuskerFever said:

     

    What could possibly be so bad that they would want to do that? That would be so bad for optics.

    His handling of basketball.

    Edited by jdw
    Autocorrect

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    6 minutes ago, 49r said:

    Illini look like a completely different team tonight against the Buckeyes.

     

    Illinois not all that bad. I think we'll look back and see that they just didn't get the right breaks in a few games that could've made them 6-2 instead of 2-6.

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    12 minutes ago, 49r said:

    Illini look like a completely different team tonight against the Buckeyes.

    It's not that they look different, it's that we are that good.

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    On 12/3/2018 at 11:09 PM, jason2486 said:

    I wasn't planning on sharing this, but since Moos's name and his lack of appearances has been noticed, here we go.

     

    Over Thanksgiving, I was talking with a family member with significant ties to the University. Without going into great detail or revealing who he is, I would say he is towards the top in his department. He spoke of some issues pertaining to Moos, and he said that he wouldn't be surprised if we are searching for a new AD after January 1. I was somewhat shocked. I will be curious to see if anything comes of it.

     

    Do you post over on Corn Nation too @jason2486?  Someone in the comments section at the end of this blog https://www.cornnation.com/2018/12/8/18132311/nebraska-basketball-creighton-94-75 was posting some pretty similar stuff.

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    I do not, but I'll have to venture over and see what they have to say. I love what Moos has done for FB, but can't say I'm pleased with how he has handled Miles. We'll see how things shake out.

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    5 minutes ago, jason2486 said:

    I do not, but I'll have to venture over and see what they have to say. I love what Moos has done for FB, but can't say I'm pleased with how he has handled Miles. We'll see how things shake out.

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    I’m hearing from a source within the athletic department that Bill Moos will be stepping down at the end of the year.

    My cousin knows someone in the athletic department who told him that Bill Moos will be forced to resign at the beginning of the new year. Apparently he got in trouble for doing some dealings under the table to get Gonzaga’s basketball coach. No idea if any of this is true, but my source has been pretty reliable in the past. Guess we’ll see if it’s true in a few weeks. If it is true, I’d be really disappointed in Moos. Doesn’t seem like something he would do.

     

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    You will thank me for what I have found and uncovered.  I googled "Mark Few Nebraska" just to see if some reddit sleuths were on the case and the only thing I could find is a reference that Few and Miles both recruited Jervay Green.  So, I've pieced together how this went down.  Last summer when Few was courting and meeting with Green, Moos swooped in during their conversation,  and left a giant Nebraska bag on the table filled with 100 dollar bills.  Moos told Few that there is another, larger bag from where that came from if he agreed to coach at Nebraska.  Few declined, Moos flipped him off, and Few reported Moos to the NCAA.  The NCAA and FBI wire tapped and tailed Moos across the country.  They found Moos had left bags of money for many Nebrasketball recruits. I suspect Moos travels around the country recruiting for Nebraska basketball and this explains why he hasn't been to a single game...he's too busy being our money man and securing 4 and 5 star recruits.  I have no sources, this is just good old fashioned brain power drawing these definitive conclusions.

     

    This makes sense to me and I can see why two people have vaguely reported shenanigans from various "sources".

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    1 hour ago, hhcmatt said:

     

    Posting that Moos is in trouble for tampering with Mark Few is very different similar stuff.  

     

    What in the world did I just waste my time reading about on CN........... sheesh.

     

     

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    18 minutes ago, cipsucks said:

    Unless someone has photos of Moos getting it on with a sheep or a regent's wife, I think he'll be here for awhile.  I've learned over the years to never trust rumors...

     

    That never seemed to stop Rick Pitino...

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    On ‎12‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 11:54 AM, Handy Johnson said:

    Who's your favorite Nebraska State High School athlete of the Year? Tom Osborne/Hastings, Gerry Gdowski/Fremont, or Matt Davison/Techumseh? Keep in mind there are no right or wrong answers... 

     

    Tom Kropp/Hampton's western suburb. 

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    The rumor I heard was much more tame and much more manageable.  It has nothing to do with recruiting and it has nothing to do with tampering.  Again, it would be something that is very fixable and then all should be well.  How the other rumors got legs, who knows.  Perhaps all the rumors got started by pi**ed off Jayskers :)

     

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    4 hours ago, cipsucks said:

    Unless someone has photos of Moos getting it on with a sheep or a regent's wife, I think he'll be here for awhile.  I've learned over the years to never trust rumors...

     

    A dead sheep or a live Regent's wife?

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    21 hours ago, Nebrasketball1979 said:

    You will thank me for what I have found and uncovered.  I googled "Mark Few Nebraska" just to see if some reddit sleuths were on the case and the only thing I could find is a reference that Few and Miles both recruited Jervay Green.  So, I've pieced together how this went down.  Last summer when Few was courting and meeting with Green, Moos swooped in during their conversation,  and left a giant Nebraska bag on the table filled with 100 dollar bills.  Moos told Few that there is another, larger bag from where that came from if he agreed to coach at Nebraska.  Few declined, Moos flipped him off, and Few reported Moos to the NCAA.  The NCAA and FBI wire tapped and tailed Moos across the country.  They found Moos had left bags of money for many Nebrasketball recruits. I suspect Moos travels around the country recruiting for Nebraska basketball and this explains why he hasn't been to a single game...he's too busy being our money man and securing 4 and 5 star recruits.  I have no sources, this is just good old fashioned brain power drawing these definitive conclusions.

     

    This makes sense to me and I can see why two people have vaguely reported shenanigans from various "sources".

     

    I'm just sharing what my relative, who is a fairly high figure at the Med Center, shared with me. Didn't say you have to believe it.  Mine had nothing to do with tampering or coaching searches.

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    On 12/13/2018 at 3:03 PM, jason2486 said:

    I do not, but I'll have to venture over and see what they have to say. I love what Moos has done for FB, but can't say I'm pleased with how he has handled Miles. We'll see how things shake out.

    In what way has he mishandled Miles? Please expand.

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    In what way has he mishandled Miles? Please expand.
    This was all hashed out back in April, but for good times' sake and because I'm procrastinating my monstrous to-do list today, I'll bite. But I'm going to take the lazy way out and paste here what I posted then, because I'm cocky enough to think it basically all still holds true. (But I'm on my phone so please forgive the lack of formatting.)

    I'll add that I also think Moos impacted his own credibility in all this -- if he truly believed his team was worthy of a spot in the NCAA last year, he would have acted accordingly. Now whenever he calls someone to pump up a Husker team, in any sport, the appropriate response should be "Why should I believe you? You didn't even believe in your own guy enough to act like what you said was true last time." Say what you will about UCF looking silly claiming the national title in football last year -- there's no doubt they believed in their team, and put their money where their mouth was. There's something to be said for that kind of belief in your guy.

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    Here's the thing -- I think 2018-19 is only another do-or-die year because that's what the narrative became after the season.

    Rewind six-ish weeks. Selection Sunday just happened and we were left out, but Bill Moos had spent the last week calling everyone in his phone to tell them how awesome Nebrasketball is. We're sitting at 22-10, which by most standards (especially in Nebraska) is a good season. We had a double-bye in the Big Ten Tournament, and yes, we lost to Michigan, but so did a couple really good teams, so while that sucks, it's not like we're not in good company. And the NIT may have inexplicably just crapped on us, but it's a team we played once already to start the season and jumped out to a 20-point lead at halftime so a win isn't impossible.

    Let's say that, at that point, the AD announces that despite what the committee decided, this was a really good season and we believe we're heading the right direction (because dang it, everyone who ever met Bill Moos in a bar once at a Final Four has heard from him this week about how great this team is and why we deserved to be in the tourney), and so with that in mind, we're looking forward to building on this year's success and taking the next step in 2018-19 with Tim Miles, who has received a 2-year extension. Could he still fire Miles if next year goes poorly? Sure. But does it also highlight the good things about this season (I can think of at least 22 of them right off the bat...) and give us a little momentum in the offseason? Yep. Maybe we still lose in Starkville, but maybe everyone isn't so pissed off when they go, knowing that at least their administration thinks they accomplished something. Or maybe we even say this conversation and announcement all happens after Moos and Miles met the first time...probably still works out OK.

    Instead, we got a whole bunch of silence, a ton of rumors (some of which may or may not be true, but it plants speculation regardless), and now a pall over what could have been a pretty important offseason with a coach who now looks like a lame duck and an AD who looks like he doesn't believe in his coach. All this so he could weigh out whether to fire a guy who just got a school record for conference wins and placed 4th in the Big Ten? Wait on it a year. If we suck, call your coach of choice and offer him a boatload of money then, and we're really no worse for it. If we win, great, we've got a winner. But this do-or-die narrative was cosigned, if not created, by the administration's lack of support and decisive action at the appropriate time.

    The ultimatum season didn't need to happen. Maybe Shawn Eichorst painted Bill Moos into a corner, but Moos turned around and pooped in it. He (and his staff) had the opportunity to write their own narrative and this is what they chose. I think that's certainly worthy of criticism, because I think all this could have all been avoided with some competent PR, and instead, we're treated to a doom-and-gloom offseason and a pressure cooker inside PBA next year.

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    Compare and contrast what happened here with Moos last year with what happened in Washington St

    https://www.cougcenter.com/wsu-cougars-basketball/2017/5/2/15525304/ernie-kent-contract-roll-over-bill-moos

     

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    “To be quite frank, in men’s basketball, I thought we made great strides in a season where the league was extremely tough,” Moos told Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman-Review. “But most importantly, we’ve had a real good recruiting year and we’ve made some changes in the staff that I think will energize that program and also continue to boost us in recruiting.”

     

    The article goes on to tell how Moos is basically full of it.

     

    If Miles was Eric Piatkowski he would have received a muliyear extension had his contact been allowed to dwindle down in the first place

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