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    Marc Boehm

    So we going to start seeing some classic Herbie basketball gear now?
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    Italy Trip

    Better yet...
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    Marc Boehm

    Not to defend Tim Miles - because he certainly deserves his share of blame for this mess (and the most) - but I’m interested why Marc Boehm continues to safely have his job and coasting into retirement. He was/is here to “oversee basketball” and he’s overseen three men’s basketball coaches, lasted three athletic directors and the worst period of basketball in Nebraska history. Yet he has a secure job and keeps cashing those big checks into retirement? Why exactly? You could even argue his handling of Connie Yori was a debacle but that’s out of my “line of expertise” so I’ll stay in my lane on that one. Get this guy out of here. I don’t want him anywhere near the 4th coach under his watch as the titanic sinks. And local media reading this - grow a pair and stir this topic up.
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    Marc Boehm

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    Chuck Taylor

    Roster Attrition

    According to this, Miles' recruiting classes were ranked: 72 in 2012 56 in 2013 95 in 2014 27 in 2015 55 in 2016 75 in 2017 83 in 2018 66 in 2019 Consistently mediocre, the one outlier was 2015, when TM could sell the success of 2014. The program's lack of success was a bigger recruiting factor than a contract extension imo. Doesn't take into account how the recruits panned out, of course. Either way, transfers made his program, not his recruiting of HS players. https://www.cornnation.com/2019/3/29/18260493/nebrasketball-a-history-of-tim-miles-recruiting-classes
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    Norm Peterson

    You heard it here first

    I don't want to take anything away from Gerry Gdowski or Bobby Newcombe. However, I don't think either was a "great" passer, despite what their passing numbers might suggest. In Osborne's offense, the run game started everything. It was overwhelmingly powerful and defenses had to line up to stop it. They stacked the box, the safeties played up, and the whole defense was within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. The passing philosophy involved getting defenses to bite on the run and expect it so much that you could slip a tight end behind them un-noticed and have them wide open over the middle. Typically, the ball was underthrown so that you were assured of a completion but no yards after catch rather than trying to hit the receiver in stride and risking overthrowing him. I don't know how Newcombe or Gdowski would grade out under PFF's grading system, but I know for sure that Adrian Martinez grades out extremely well in the passing department. Here's a little graphic about "Big-Time Throws" showing AMart as a freshman was 2nd in the B1G among returning players: And here's a discussion about what "big-time throws" are: What is a big-time throw? In its simplest terms, a big-time throw is on the highest end of both difficulty and value. While the value is easy to see statistically, the difficulty has more to do with passes that have a lower completion percentage the further the ball is thrown down the field. Therefore, the big-time throw is best described as a pass with excellent ball location and timing, generally thrown further down the field and/or into a tighter window. The idea of the tight window can often bog people down as they ask, “Why do you want your quarterback to make riskier throws?” But it’s less about taking a risk and more about executing a pass that perhaps makes up for a deficiency on the offense. If a receiver can only create a tiny window of separation and the quarterback can put the ball in an optimum spot, he’s now created a big-play opportunity despite the receiver, not because of him. “Throwing receivers open” is a necessary skill at the NFL level, and big-time throws are just one way to capture it statistically. Sometimes difficult throws are necessary, because every offense will end up in unfavorable down-and-distance situations at times, and completing a regulation 3-yard out doesn’t help on 3rd-and-15. Furthermore, we may see big-time throws under heavy pressure, turning a negative play into a positive, making a tight-window throw in the red zone where all passing windows are compressed, or perhaps throwing the beautiful 50-yard bomb down the field with good ball location. Hitting receivers #InStride is also important and more difficult to achieve the further the ball is thrown down the field. Well-thrown downfield passes that allow for further catch-and-run opportunities fall into the big-time throw category.
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    Marc Boehm

    You mean like they do at Concerts at the arena? I’m guessing UNL won’t allow them to put Husker fans through the security procedures that they do at rock concerts. Although with tougher security at concerts, I’m still waiting for the second hand doobie smoke at a Husker game. They might need some of that to calm the natives soon.
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