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  1. I do believe there is more to this story. My son and I had a chance to talk to Tom after the Butler game. During warm ups before this game, Tom was out taking shots, moving normally and having fun with the guys. He was not doing any sort of agility drills or cutting on his ankle so it was tough to discern if he was really close to playing or not. Anyways, after the game, we were chatting with Tom and we asked how his ankle was. He said he was getting close and he was planning to try and give it a go against TCU. My son and I made the trek to Fort Worth for the TCU game and Tom did not participate in warmups and we noticed he was walking with much more of a limp. He certainly looked to be in far more discomfort and pain prior to the TCU game than he was before Butler. So, my guess is that Tom's ankle was starting to feel better with rest leading up to the TCU game. I believe he either further injured or aggravated the existing injury in the days after the Butler game leading up to TCU game trying to give it a go in practice. Given the timing that the season ended against TCU and Tom entered his name shortly thereafter into the transfer portal, there really wasn't much time for Nebraska's medical staff to re-evaluate his ankle. I suspect that Nebraska saw nothing of significant concern on the initial x-rays they took and decided that rest and rehab was the best course of action and I presume the next course of action would have been an MRI if there was no improvement to the ankle. If Tom would have stuck around, I feel pretty confident that he would have undergone the same MRI and been scheduled for the same surgery that he is having now. I do not believe this reflects poorly on the medical training staff and was just an unfortunate set of circumstances and timing.
  2. I know college sports is a business and a big business at that but I still cringe at the notion that we are asking scholarship players to transfer. The whole system is grossly unfair for the players and unless they transferred to a lower division, these three will likely have to sit out a year and wouldn't be eligible for a waiver to play immediately...another topic for another day.
  3. Yes, very good point! Here's an idea for a modified HHC single game contest...How about for the first regular season game, predict the number of points for the following: 1) # of points that all players new to Nebraska's roster for the 2019-2020 score (i.e. Burke wouldn't count here) 2) # of points that returning players from the 2018-2019 roster score You add up the difference between your pick and actual for both predictions and lowest total wins. Tiebreaker - # of 3pt FG's attempted
  4. Well, wait...what about Mike Anderson? I will miss that thread and the rumors. Ok, on second thought, no I won't! Welcome Fred...GBR!!!
  5. I have a differing viewpoint on this. He's choosing to spend time with and support his son and his team. I don't see the difference whether his son is the best player on the team or the last one on the bench. Having two kids myself, I'm learning first hand that the older they get, the less they need you as a parent. I'm not saying Jack needs Fred right now but the opportunity as a parent to support your kids in person and in the here and now becomes much less frequent the older they get. I have no problems at all with Fred trying to take advantage of these fleeting opportunities!
  6. Not saying I would rather have him over Hoiberg. Just wanted to give the guy credit for what he accomplished. Your point is completely fair and valid. However, I think it has more to do with what would be an apparent bait and switch. It would be like entering a contest to win a Ferrari, finding out you won, getting super excited, and then only to find out that for whatever reason, you didn't win a Ferrari but a Honda Accord. Over time you would likely come to appreciate the Accord but in the immediate aftermath of the contest, you would be pretty pissed and disappointed. Sorry if this was a terrible analogy...I struggled to come up with something better. And, for the record, I own an Accord so no offense was meant to anyone else that drives a Honda
  7. Um, I'm going to hope that this is another situation like Altman where a coach is trying to use our opening as leverage to extract more money out of their current employer or from another one they may be interviewing with. Being in the "pro-Miles" camp, I can buy off on moving on from him to Hoiberg or some other homerun hire but this just doesn't quite fit the bill. Look, Mike Anderson may be a great coach and it just didn't work out at Arkansas much like it didn't for Miles at Nebraska; however, this would be a huge disappointment to me and really make me wonder why we chose to tear down the foundation Miles had built with a coach who isn't all that much more proven. Also, I hope my use of the semicolon was acceptable
  8. I couldn't agree more that he made the smart move. Thomas Allen is a good kid and I can say this confidently after a personal interaction I had with him after the Butler game. As a lot of you probably know, about 30 minutes after home games a lot of the players come out of the locker room to see friends, family or to sign autographs for kids. We were tipped off to this nugget last year after the UTSA game. My 9 year old couldn't have been more thrilled to meet his favorite players. My son and I drive back for a game once a year but made a second trip this year over his spring break to see the NIT game. One player he had never gotten a chance to meet during the three games we had seen in person, including Butler, was his favorite player - Isaiah Roby. We were meandering around the players tunnel a good 45 minutes after the Butler game and the security guard told everyone that was left that the Arena was closing in 10 minutes. The security guard and I got in a conversation and I was explaining to him that we were from Colorado and my son was hoping to meet Isaiah. We were told that there were other NIT media obligations for certain members of the team and that most players wouldn't be coming out. Well, Thomas Allen was standing pretty close by and happened to hear part of the conversation as he didn't have the same media obligations since he didn't play. He asked me who my son was trying to meet and I told him Isaiah. He whipped out his phone and called Isaiah on the spot and asked him where he was because "there was a kid from Denver that came all the way out to the game to meet him". Isaiah was getting treatment on his legs but told Thomas that we was more than happy for him to bring me and my son back so that he could meet him. Thomas escorted us back to the locker room and my son got the opportunity to meet his favorite player: Whatever Thomas Allen decides to do is ok in my book. Coaches can leave on their own or get fired and the kids are stuck either having to play for a new coach they don't know or potentially lose a year by transferring. I hope to see Thomas back in a Husker uniform but wish him nothing but the best wherever he goes. I'll be a fan of his wherever he is playing. I should also add that Roby couldn't have been any more generous with his time. He talked to my son for a few minutes, signed his poster, and certainly didn't have to take time out of his treatment. One thing I can say about every player we've met and quite honestly, we've met just about everyone over our past 3 trips is that all of those young men on the team were very respectful and gracious with the time they gave the hoard of kids after each game. I think this is a testament to Coach Miles and the character of the players he brought into Lincoln.
  9. Posted this over in the coaching carousel thread but this is also very applicable to Hoiberg and the potential pit falls you can run into with hiring the "hot, up and coming coach". Thankfully Iowa St. appears completely locked down at this point and hopefully there are no dream jobs of Fred's that opens up in the next 7-14 days!!! https://www.yahoo.com/sports/how-texas-tech-poached-chris-beard-from-unlv-setting-two-programs-on-divergent-paths-015036321.html
  10. I thought this was a real cool and fascinating story and a good read on how unpredictable these coaching hires can be. Hopefully, we don't end up like UNLV and can write the same history with Hoiberg that Texas Tech is enjoying with Beard: https://www.yahoo.com/sports/how-texas-tech-poached-chris-beard-from-unlv-setting-two-programs-on-divergent-paths-015036321.html
  11. Moos said in a side interview with the pool reporters after the press conference that Altman was not considered or contacted. That of course means that Altman and his agent played the situation very, very well!!! I thought the smoke around Altman was real but I guess I was pretty naive on this one!
  12. My best guess is that the 7-14 day timeline was to allow Fred to enjoy watching his son and his son's team in the tournament and to not be a distraction.
  13. 93.7 the ticket just said they would have it live...I'm streaming it at my office.
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