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  1. I wondered about that. This is the first game I've been able to see and it seemed like Taylor was getting minutes at a crucial juncture that I would not have expected. Has this been typical? Was someone hurt? Is Taylor just making that much progress?
  2. I am not a fan of LB as a writer about NU athletics in general and NU basketball in specific. He needlessly went out of his way here to create a problem no one, probably least of all Lue, knew existed. And his goal in this article was not to somehow help Lue but to hit the Huskers. BTW, have you EVER read a similar kind of article from him about Creighton basketball? His nose often seems bent out of joint that the Huskers have a better working relationship with the LJS than with him. For example, when Miles was hired the LJS was reporting on stuff based on a clear connection to knowledgeable sources while LB was still grasping for straws and LB is still trying to make them pay. Whether Lue should have his jersey hung or not is a separate matter but they sure shouldn't do it because LB became a hitman on a day when he couldn't come up with anything else to say.
  3. Sleep is going to be hard to come by for two reasons. 1) AWIII status still unknown 2) All these "Shining" moments make me not want to turn the lights out.
  4. This Clamato stuff sounds dangerous. Think I'll just stick to lumpy, pasty oatmeal like Mom used to make. I can never quite get it to be lumpy enough, though, so I add raisins.
  5. I would suggest reading Dante's Inferno. That will pretty much cause you to abandon all hope.
  6. 500 Transfers? Really? Somebody fix my math assumptions here but... There are about 350 D1 NCAA basketball teams I believe. If EACH of those averaged 12 players on their rosters that means 4200 players. If 500 of them are transferring, that is 12% of all the players out there! And it has to be higher than that because of the number of players who use up their eligibility. That's crazy!
  7. An OWH article about this says, "Beckner landed no recruits while at Nebraska nor apparently left any direct leads." So, unless this just devastates some of the current players it would seem that this is an opportunity to improve the recruiting strength of the staff. It will be interesting to see who is chosen to replace him. I wish Coach Beckner all the best at Boise.
  8. What about Dana Altman? I hear he's keen to live in Nebraska.
  9. So, my question about the end of the game is this: Leading by 3 with UNC throwing it in why wouldn't Nova defend hard up to the half court line and then foul? As exciting as it was for UNC to hit that crazy 3 pointer, he should never have even got the shot off. Foul him before the shot gets taken. Broadcasters often pose the possibility by coaches seldom do it. Why not?
  10. I want a PF Flyer contract! Imagine the advantages if our players could run faster and jump higher!
  11. Hammond's lack of success here given his highly regarded status as evidenced by other major schools besides us wanting him makes me wonder how many top 150 recruits actually end up succeeding (meaning start/play significant minutes and make serious contribution to a team winning)? Beyond the really upper eschelon talent this recruiting thing really is a mystery!
  12. Probably, but I would say Nova isn't far behind. Could have easily been a #1 seed until their loss vs. The Hall in the Big East Tourney I would agree with favorite but not "prohibitive." I suspect UNC will dispatch 'Cuse (but then hasn't just about EVERYONE expected 'Cuse to go down each time?) to reach the final but neither Nova nor OU will go quietly into the night. Nova's zone won't bother OU like it did VA. They way they throttled the Ducks, I think it will be a UNC - OU matchup where each team scores 90+ and the last team with the ball wins. I'm hoping it is OU. One correction - Nova beat KU, not VA. I stand corrected. At least I only had to be corrected one time, though. That's an improvement for me!
  13. Can one develop athleticism or is it God given? FWIW this a classic binary trap question in logic. Something akin to asking me if my wife is smart or pretty. The two things are not necessarily exclusive. Oh, the answer if "Yes." The caveat is you can become all you CAN be but you cannot become more than you can be. Hence, a 6 foot point guard can improve his free throw technique but he cannot stretch himself into a 7 foot center.
  14. Probably, but I would say Nova isn't far behind. Could have easily been a #1 seed until their loss vs. The Hall in the Big East Tourney I would agree with favorite but not "prohibitive." I suspect UNC will dispatch 'Cuse (but then hasn't just about EVERYONE expected 'Cuse to go down each time?) to reach the final but neither Nova nor OU will go quietly into the night. Nova's zone won't bother OU like it did VA. They way they throttled the Ducks, I think it will be a UNC - OU matchup where each team scores 90+ and the last team with the ball wins. I'm hoping it is OU.
  15. Even when Collier was hired it looked like a good decision at the time. He turned Butler into a regular in the NCAA tournament dancer. If I had been AD at the time I doubt I would have preferred Altman over Collier. Again, it didn't turn out as we hoped. Our erstwhile thorn troll has made this all about coaching hires but AT THE TIME they were made, Collier, Sadler and Miles were all good choices. I believe T.O. understood that developing a successful basketball program needed more than that and made a LOT of very good decisions -- including but not limited to hiring Miles and building PBA and a great practice facility. One result of that is we were in the NCAA tournament for the first time in ages. It is not sunshine pumping to see us on the cusp of that on a regular basis. Miles has us SO CLOSE to it. We are a quality big man away IMO. What would it be like for us to have Jacobson and/or Morrow on the floor AT THE SAME TIME as our legit 5 in the middle! If we ever get over the hump this will be a very exciting program to cheer for!
  16. IMO the Tarheels are heading for a rude awakening at the hands of UVA -- assuming the seeds hold. I know they beat them in their conference tourney but UVA had them beat and then fell apart. Not going to happen again.
  17. Here are a couple reasons to try to learn from the past: 1) 63-67 in 4 seasons 2) 27-45 in conference play 3) 0-13 career vs. McDermott 4) 0-4 vs. Creighton Are we satisfied with the decisions we've made in Husker basketball in the past decade? Given the circumstances we faced at the time of Sadler's hire, I would say, "Yes." No doubt you recall that we were trying to fill a vacancy that came up at a very bad time for hiring a coach and that a number of good coaching prospects were approached but declined in part because of that timing and further that Doc Sadler was a fairly "hot" coaching prospect who was eager to come. Did it work out as well as we would have liked? Clearly not. But since you have gained such wisdom from your perusal of the past perhaps you can share why the decision to hire him was not a good one as it was made at the time. Heaven forbid, though, you posit some nonsensical idea like "we should have hired Dana Altman." Why not instead say, "we should have hired Coach K or Bill Self?" I mean, if we are going to play "what if" let's at least play it right.
  18. What ifs are pointless exercises designed, usually, just to mock the way things are. What if ... George Washington's boat sank crossing the Delaware Lee Harvey Oswald missed. The bomb killed Hitler Alexander Fleming hadn't gone on holiday in 1928 allowing time for his "mold juice" to impact some of his petri dishes for longer than planned. Pfizer hadn't developed the little blue UK92480 pill (a.k.a. Viagra) to help relieve coronary heart pain. And perhaps most importantly, Nebraska doesn't beat OU in football in '78 The point is all those things are NOT true and can never BE true so so asking what if they COULD be true is a waste of time.
  19. I expect doing this sort of thing to Tai just made him laugh since Tai is used to doing that Haka warrior dance.
  20. I think one key would be to keep White on the floor. It really hurt when he went to the bench in the first half. Agreed. But we need more than just White to produce. If not, we lose this game. You nailed it with that comment. PSU actually outscored White in the 2nd half 23-20. Thank goodness some other guys produced but who knew they would have to produce so little!
  21. I expect/hope for an NCAA appearance plus I expect Benny Parker will find a way to STILL be taking 3 pt shots away from Andrew White
  22. Was this Morrow's best statistical game? Seemed like he played very well coming back from that foot issue.
  23. How many games has he missed in his career let alone in this season? He's been a remarkably healthy young man. Wish and pray for a speedy recovery and NOT just so he can get back out on the floor again.
  24. We Need a CenterWhere have all the big men gone And where are all the good posts? Where's the rebounding Hercules To clean glass when we need it most? Isn't there a wide bodied NBA type? Who can hold down the paint and live up to the hype? We need a center We're holding out for a center but there's none in sight He's gotta be big And he's gotta be strong And he's gotta be up to the fight We need a center We're holding out for a center but there's none in sight We've gotta find one And it's gotta be soon Or next year we'll continue our plight Please tweet this at Tim miles! Without counting, I think it is more than 140 characters but I don't get Twitter.
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