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    Chuck Taylor reacted to hhcmatt in Kobe Beef   
    Same concept as Mezcal vs Tequila, Champagne vs Sparkling Wine, or Iowa vs Crap
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from cornfed24-7 in Hot Seat   
    We won't go 0-20 or even 1-19 because that would make the decision easy. We'll win 2 or 3 in order to fracture the fan base between, "Fire him!" and "He deserves a 4th year and/or we can't afford the buyout." 
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to jimmykc in Kobe Beef   
    Culinary note: This thread should be titled "Kobe Beef". (I should get an upvote from Cip for this one).
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to hhcmatt in Defense?   
    We have played zone. We played zone last night.
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from hhcmatt in Hot Seat   
    I think we'll win 3 games. Coach stays.

     
     
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from basketballjones in Hot Seat   
    I think we'll win 3 games. Coach stays.

     
     
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to hhcmatt in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 19 - vs. Indiana   
    Since Jan 1st, Derrick has doubled his shooting rate.
     
    Prior to that time, we shot 27.5% from 3
    After that, we've shot 36.6% from 3, all against B1G opponents.
     
    I'd theorize we've had more of a shot selection issue than shooter issue this season among our myriad of other issues.
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to basketballjones in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    This has been, my thesis, since the Sadler years. Random ass dudes from Alabama who maybe had a grainy YouTube highlight video over some super-state kid locally. 
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from basketballjones in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    I promise this is the last time posting this familiar screed:
     
    The time to lock down local talent would have been 20 years ago, but we can start building bridges now that will pay off later.  We have virtually no relationship with Omaha high schools and AAU programs. Omaha kids have been going to (you know who) individual and team camps since they were 3rd graders, and (you know who) coaches and players participate regularly in school and AAU clinics. We're seen as the hotshots who might get in contact if a player gets some notice and later make an appearance in the bleachers for a game just to look interested. Think about how that plays when you're a program with our record of success the last 20 years. So not only are we missing out on kids, we've also given scholarships to kids who didn't pan out. 
     
    Where do I get my info? I know Omaha coaches, my kids played high school basketball, I coached non-varsity high school (just call me Kidney Jr.) and have a friend who was closely tied to OSA. They all say the same thing. I haven't been to high school games and gabbing with these people the last couple years because of Covid, so maybe something has changed under Fred, but I doubt it. 
     
    Assuming at the very least we'll have one new assistant next year, I'd put him in charge of identifying local talent and building bridges with local coaches. Or maybe hope our next head coach figures it out. I think the problem is that our new hires see that the recruiting base is limited and think they have to bring in national-level talent to get somewhere. But you can see that we end up missing out on roster stability, solid 4-year contributors and the occasional kid who turns into a star.
     
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from Jugular in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    I promise this is the last time posting this familiar screed:
     
    The time to lock down local talent would have been 20 years ago, but we can start building bridges now that will pay off later.  We have virtually no relationship with Omaha high schools and AAU programs. Omaha kids have been going to (you know who) individual and team camps since they were 3rd graders, and (you know who) coaches and players participate regularly in school and AAU clinics. We're seen as the hotshots who might get in contact if a player gets some notice and later make an appearance in the bleachers for a game just to look interested. Think about how that plays when you're a program with our record of success the last 20 years. So not only are we missing out on kids, we've also given scholarships to kids who didn't pan out. 
     
    Where do I get my info? I know Omaha coaches, my kids played high school basketball, I coached non-varsity high school (just call me Kidney Jr.) and have a friend who was closely tied to OSA. They all say the same thing. I haven't been to high school games and gabbing with these people the last couple years because of Covid, so maybe something has changed under Fred, but I doubt it. 
     
    Assuming at the very least we'll have one new assistant next year, I'd put him in charge of identifying local talent and building bridges with local coaches. Or maybe hope our next head coach figures it out. I think the problem is that our new hires see that the recruiting base is limited and think they have to bring in national-level talent to get somewhere. But you can see that we end up missing out on roster stability, solid 4-year contributors and the occasional kid who turns into a star.
     
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from Shawn Eichorst's Toupee in Nebraska (6-11) vs Purdue (13-2) game thread   
    FWIW, I like that Verge is no longer the axis of evil for the team. He's playing better, sort of, and we now can see that there are many more problems beyond him.
     
    I don't mind ripping on players' abilities, but don't like the personal stuff (he doesn't care, he's in it for himself, he's selfish, he's lazy etc.). We don't know any of them and most bad players are simply that, bad players. It's not necessarily an issue with their character.
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to Navin R. Johnson in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    Fred went to a few high school games the last couple of years. (his kids played for Pius😁) Miles made an effort early on to build relations with high school coaches but that kind of waned after time. I can remember Doc at state tournament games and Collier use to have clinic for coaches but I think Nee made the biggest effort to reach out with a team camp that was pretty popular and he would have his own high school ranking on his TV show and so on.  The thing that has bugged me the most over the years is the number of average players we brought in that didn't pan out or left when we could have had a Nebraska kid that would probably hang around, improve his game and be a contributor his last couple years here.
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to uneblinstu in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    From my view, you need a coach with a clear identity, the patience to develop and build towards that identity and the discipline to stay rooted in it. Sounds simple, but it isn't, in any walk of life. Transformative players are nice, but for them to really be transformative, the identity and culture needs to have taken root first.
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from hhcmatt in Nebraska (6-11) vs Purdue (13-2) game thread   
    FWIW, I like that Verge is no longer the axis of evil for the team. He's playing better, sort of, and we now can see that there are many more problems beyond him.
     
    I don't mind ripping on players' abilities, but don't like the personal stuff (he doesn't care, he's in it for himself, he's selfish, he's lazy etc.). We don't know any of them and most bad players are simply that, bad players. It's not necessarily an issue with their character.
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from LNKtrnsplnt in Nebraska (6-11) vs Purdue (13-2) game thread   
    FWIW, I like that Verge is no longer the axis of evil for the team. He's playing better, sort of, and we now can see that there are many more problems beyond him.
     
    I don't mind ripping on players' abilities, but don't like the personal stuff (he doesn't care, he's in it for himself, he's selfish, he's lazy etc.). We don't know any of them and most bad players are simply that, bad players. It's not necessarily an issue with their character.
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from 49r in Nebraska (6-11) vs Purdue (13-2) game thread   
    FWIW, I like that Verge is no longer the axis of evil for the team. He's playing better, sort of, and we now can see that there are many more problems beyond him.
     
    I don't mind ripping on players' abilities, but don't like the personal stuff (he doesn't care, he's in it for himself, he's selfish, he's lazy etc.). We don't know any of them and most bad players are simply that, bad players. It's not necessarily an issue with their character.
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to hhcmatt in Nebraska (6-11) vs Purdue (13-2) game thread   
    Would kill for a guy who coached hungry like that
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to tcp in Nebraska (6-12) vs Indiana (12-5) game thread   
    ball isn't even tipped yet and we're already down 6! 
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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from aphilso1 in 2021-2022 KenPom Rankings Thread   
    Please let this sink in: This is St. Thomas' first year in Division I after making the jump from Division III.
     

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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from cornfed24-7 in 2021-2022 KenPom Rankings Thread   
    Oi!
     

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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from tcp in 2021-2022 KenPom Rankings Thread   
    Oi!
     

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    Chuck Taylor got a reaction from tcp in 2021-2022 KenPom Rankings Thread   
    Please let this sink in: This is St. Thomas' first year in Division I after making the jump from Division III.
     

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    Chuck Taylor reacted to hhcmatt in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 17 - vs. Illinois   
    A lot to agree with here unfortunately. 
    Assuming that he's back at 90% or better maybe in a few games it's as easy as he is the one guy that cover the hot guard.
     
    To me it's about what minutes does Trey replace. If we can replace enough empty minutes in the first 30-35 minutes of the game can we build enough of a lead that our lack of culture and poise can't blow?
     
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    Chuck Taylor reacted to jimmykc in Think we hit rock bottom fellas   
    Nothing: Just didn't want to end the thread with the last few posts.
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