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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from Husker Hoops Penitent in 6 Reasons Fred Hoiberg Is A Great FLOOR Coach   
    I'm 100% with you on this. This macho BS about playing man gets to me. Changing defenses out of a timeout counters everything the opposing coach just got done telling his team. Changing defenses can flip the mindset of your own team. Changing defenses can unsettle an opponent that's getting too comfortable scoring. 
    You don't have to sit in a 2-3, there are other zones that opponents aren't used to seeing. There's a zone press and half-court trap. But to just sit there and say "we play man" when you're getting torched is ridiculous. 
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from Red Don in 6 Reasons Fred Hoiberg Is A Great FLOOR Coach   
    I'm 100% with you on this. This macho BS about playing man gets to me. Changing defenses out of a timeout counters everything the opposing coach just got done telling his team. Changing defenses can flip the mindset of your own team. Changing defenses can unsettle an opponent that's getting too comfortable scoring. 
    You don't have to sit in a 2-3, there are other zones that opponents aren't used to seeing. There's a zone press and half-court trap. But to just sit there and say "we play man" when you're getting torched is ridiculous. 
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from Pistol00 in uneblinstu’s postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 19 - at wisconsin   
    The 3 noncon losses still blow my mind, but I'm encouraged by how we've played in conference. Our talent level's not there, but you can see what we're trying to do and we're competing. 
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to hhcdave in 6 Reasons Fred Hoiberg Is A Great FLOOR Coach   
    So I don't post nearly as much as I used to (duh) but believe me, I watch EVERY game and sometimes, kind of miss the old report cards I used to do from 2004-2015. I also regularly read this awesome website that Matt does a GREAT job with.
     
    Anyway, I've been absolutely BLOWN AWAY by how good of a FLOOR COACH (especially situationally) Fred Hoiberg is.
     
    Sure, we all know he can recruit... we all know he played in the NBA 10 years... we all know he was in the T-Wolves front office... We all know he built ISU into a winner, regularly put guys into the NBA and coached the Bulls... we also all know he can recruit.
     
    But nobody really seems to comment on his floor coaching much.
     
    Here are six instances I've noticed that I've been yearning for out of a Nebrasketball coach for YEARS and YEARS and NEVER SEEN. These are little things that will make a HUGE difference when we upgrade the talent and are competing for postseason. They are as important as free throws.
     
    1. TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE RUNNING CLOCK INSIDE 1:00 LEFT AT THE END OF THE FIRST HALF
     
    The first time I noticed this was against Southern Utah, and it ALSO manifested itself the very next game. It hasn't presented an opportunity since then, but two straight games, I saw Hoiberg do the following.
     
    In the first half, our bench is right in front of us on defense, obviously. The opposing team made a shot with around 36 seconds left and our guys were running out of bounds and about to pass it in with 36 seconds left. He YELLED and told them to WAIT - the clock is running - run it down to at least 32 before you in bound (you get 5 seconds, after all). This completely eliminates one possession (which can be huge) and it's something NO COACHES EVER DO. EVER. He did it twice in a row. I've never seen anyone mention this. How many one possession games are there in conference when you are where you need to be? Why do no other coaches do this? (I promise you, they don't)
     
    2. BRINGING IN PLAYERS WHO DON'T PLAY TO FOUL AT THE END
     
    He's done this in one game for sure, but it seems like two. Maybe at Indiana? I don't know how many times I see dumbass coaches leave their starters with 3 and 4 fouls in there to foul at the end. ESPECIALLY OUT OF A TIMEOUT. Drives me insane.
     
    I get that you want a steal and keep your best guys in, but when there's a 5% chance of that, it makes more sense to bring in Arop or Charlie or Kavas or whomever to use their fouls and then bring back in your key players with 3 and 4 fouls during the free throws. This might sound ho hum but name me one other college coach who does this.
     
    3. WILLINGNESS/LACK OF STUBBORNNESS TO MIX UP DEFENSES AND EVEN PLAY (GASP) A LOT OF ZONE
     
    We haven't had a coach willing to play semi consistent zone since...... well I go back to Danny Nee and I don't remember it (outside of some of Danny's teams). I don't believe Doc ever did much when he was here - ditto on Miles (outside of small stretches). Same with Barry. I can't tell you how many times I yelled at the TV "switch out of the damn man" and my good friend Dustin who also watches every game would say, "He doesn't believe in it. We don't play zone." Hoiberg has shown that he will adapt defenses based on opponent and game situation MUCH MORE than any of our coaches throughout the last 25 years. He has his team prepared for EVERYTHING.
     
    4. CALLED PLAYS/SETS OUT OF TIMEOUTS GETTING EASY SHOTS
     
    I'm willing to bet if you went back out of a timeout when we had possession, we run a set or play that gets us a good look 4 out of 5 times. And that's with (no knock on our guys) semi inferior talent.
     
    5. ADJUSTING AT HALFTIME
     
    A coach who actually (Gasps) adjusts at halftime??? We've seen this many times this year.
     
    6. LITERALLY NOBODY EXCEPT FRED AND THOR’S FAMILY THOUGHT THOR WAS A BIG TEN PLAYER. 
     
    I don’t think this gets brought up enough. Fred was literally the only one who spotted Thor’s strength and upside to want to keep him around. None of us saw upside or ability with Thor. Fred did and we see Thor becoming a better player each game. The shooting ability from three point land out of Thor from last year to this year is one of the most remarkable year to year improvements I’ve ever seen at the college level. 
     
    These are just six of many examples - #1 and #2 and #6 are the ones I REALLY wanted to point out because I haven't seen anyone ever talk about them. These are HUGE THINGS that coaches just don't do and that will win us games down the line.
     
    Fred is a freaking winner. He's all class. He's a name. He's a recruiter. He's a "wow" factor.

    But let's not forget he's a HELL. OF. A. FLOOR. COACH.
     
    If he can't get it done here, we literally are screwed.
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to AuroranHusker in Setting Records   
    The fact that Wisconsin made 18 threes tonight, when they had been shooting at a 27% clip on threes since Jan. 1, and only won by 14. That's kinda remarkable in its own right.
     
     
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to Husker Hoops Penitent in Fast forward a year   
    Of all the above scenarios- and I think they are well-founded- the one I hope doesn't happen (selfishly) is Mack jumping to the pros. He needs to lead the team to some wins in the tourney which will show scouts he is viable at the next level as a floor leader.
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from khoock in Fast forward a year   
    Hadn't seen this before, but Cam's listed late-2nd round on nbadraft.net:
    https://www.nbadraft.net/nba-mock-drafts/
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to hhcmatt in Morrow leaving   
    To Morrow
    Ed Morrow
    We loved you, Ed Morrow
    Have you practiced your 3s today
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from NUtball in 2021 4 star PG Carter Whitt   
    It finally strikes me who he reminds me of: The Knight of the Flowers from GOT. His part is on the wrong side, though.
     

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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from tcp in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 14 - vs. Rutgers   
    I'd been holding out hope that we'll "gel" at some point, but at this point it just seems like our talent level is the problem. Cam's good enough to start on a decent team, and the 2 frosh bigs are improving, but honestly, is there another player who deserves a spot in the rotation of a good BIG team? The three transfer redshirts will help, but I don't think any of them will be stars. It's looking like Teddy Allen needs to be a supernova for us to make a jump next year. 
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from Husker Hoops Penitent in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 14 - vs. Rutgers   
    Riverside lost to Air Force a couple of nights ago by 105-56, but they beat us by 19. I don't want to do the math on that to compare us to Air Force.
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to jimmykc in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 14 - vs. Rutgers   
    Fun fact for the night: Easley would have scored 65 points if he had played the whole game.
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from khoock in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 14 - vs. Rutgers   
    I'd been holding out hope that we'll "gel" at some point, but at this point it just seems like our talent level is the problem. Cam's good enough to start on a decent team, and the 2 frosh bigs are improving, but honestly, is there another player who deserves a spot in the rotation of a good BIG team? The three transfer redshirts will help, but I don't think any of them will be stars. It's looking like Teddy Allen needs to be a supernova for us to make a jump next year. 
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from thrasher31 in 2021 4 star PG Carter Whitt   
    It finally strikes me who he reminds me of: The Knight of the Flowers from GOT. His part is on the wrong side, though.
     

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    Chuck Taylor reacted to jimmykc in Turned a corner?   
    Never has a team been more adept at playing to the level of the opponent.
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to hhcscott in Nebraska (5-6) vs. North Dakota (5-7) Game Thread   
    Okay, I'm calling it. That's the most Nebrasketball post of the year "NIT talk...went to their head"
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from basketballjones in HS Bball/Millard North vs Burke   
    The fourth instate D-1 team lost to Omaha North last night. Wal Chuol hung 28 and 11 on them.
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to 49r in 2020 G Donovan Williams   
    LOL @Waylon Van Smack wasted no time tweeting Donovan today practically begging him to "be a Jay" as they are wont to say.  Seems at least a handful of them think he's a perfect fit for The System™.  It's so unseemly...those weirdos have absolutely no shame.
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to PimpMario in Cam Mack and the reason I hate Twitter   
    Glad I stayed tuned for a triple double.  What a game!
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to jimmykc in Jervay Green Suspended Indefinitely   
    They haven't cancelled Christmas yet, have they?
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to The Polish Rifle in Jervay Green Suspended Indefinitely   
    Every time a Nebrasketball fan utters the phrase "Man, It can't get any worse than this!", God takes it as a personal challenge. 
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from Nebrasketball1979 in 2019 SF Teddy Allen -> WVU -> Wichita St -> WNCC - Verbal   
    I strongly agree with not giving up on him a person. The question of whether to offer him is different, especially in light of what's going on with football team. Does the university want to bring in somebody with his background after the publicity over Washington, Hunt and LeGrone? Teddy's situation may be completely different, but the perception matters to the university. He got another chance when he went to Wichita and likely received multiple chances there before he was dismissed. He was scholarship worthy in high school, and it's fair to say Miles passed because of the warning flags. Since then, he's had episodes with drug use and domestic violence.I don't think Tim would get involved with him now either, knowing the entire history. 
     
    As I've said before, I trust Fred to make the right decision, but it's a very complicated situation and the choice might not be his.
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to coughunter in Does it make me a bad person if ...   
    No, willing to pay to get one would be
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to Dead Dog Alley in Samari Curtis   
    And then, one day, they made computers so easy to use that even the simplest members of the population could give voice to their opinions on the magic that is the internet.
     
    And then, the world went to shit.
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from Red Don in Lineups   
    This gives us another tool for second guessing the coaching staff! 😀 
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