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  1. I agree with your 4 main issues, placing Rebounding and 3-Pt accuracy as the #1A and #1B, with FT shooting #2 and Bryce being everything advertised as #3. I would also add 4. Reduce the number of fouls, especially the fouls at crucial points in the game. I don't know if these are "frustration" fouls, or "making up for lesser effort" fouls, but there appeared to me to be too many of this sort of foul. Maybe they should be called "discipline" fouls. We were a better team in terms of foul per minute in 2019 (actually very good overall with 1 foul per 13.4 minutes).
  2. It's unfortunate that we don't have the same sort of data for the Danny Nee years. I wonder how many of these would be on the list if we went back to 1986? Half? I think all of these guys could have made the list... Tyron Lue, Mikki Moore, Eric Piatkowski, Beau Ried, Rich King, Verson Hamilton, Tony Farmer, Eric Strickland, Kinani Ffriend, Terrence Badgett, Carl Hayes, Clifford Scales, Bernard Day. All of these players were fairly tauted recruits.
  3. I attended my share of Sadler practices and clinics, and a couple of Miles clinics. I've also watched some Hoiberg clinic stuff on youtube. There was a marked difference between Sadler's approach and Miles' approach at the clinics. I think Collier and Sadler's forte was X's and O's. Miles' forte was recruiting. Hoiberg is good at both. IIRC, Nee was a heck of a recruiter that let his assistants coach.
  4. Someone needs to lead the expedition to the Lonely Mountain.
  5. It was a James Coburn quote from a great movie... Payback. Great "mobster out for payback" movie, lots of quotable lines! I just now realized that there is a politician from Virginia named Justin Fairfax. Apologies if the name caused any confusion.
  6. "Man, that's just MEAN. That's MEAN, man." ~Justin Fairfax
  7. Yeah, I can't believe I didn't recognize this.
  8. Call me Ishmeal, but I expect 5 of the 6 returning players to start the non-conference slate (Banton either steps up a bit and is a starter, or he doesn't improve much and comes off the bench). If any of the new players really get going early on in practice, they could grab a starting spot. Bryce seems to have enough talent to get on the court a lot. Once conference play gets going, I really do think the returning players have a leg up on the new guys. Even if the B1G is down next season, it is still going to be one of the toughest conferences, and that takes some getting used t
  9. I was spending some time looking over past season STATS, and these were notable to me. I really didn't expect Doc's teams to be the most efficient 3-Point shooters. My general feeling about his teams were heavy on the defense. I was NOT surprised that Danny Nee's teams were good rebounders. But to be clearly ahead of all other coaches, and to do so over a span of 14 seasons.... that impressed me. I also didn't think we had been playing relatively clean lately (fewest fouls per minute) under Hoiberg. Maybe it's WHEN the fouls have been happening that make
  10. Here are 5 (hopefully fun, not meant to say anthing about any particular coach) questions for you... 1. Which Head Coach has the best 3-Point percentage for their tenure (not a single season, but all seasons combined)? A. Nee B. Collier C. Sadler D. Miles E. Hoiberg 2. Which Head Coach has the best free-throw percetage for their tenure (not a single season, but all seasons combined)? A. Nee B. Collier C. Sadler D. Miles E. Hoiberg 3. Which Head Coach has the best Assist-to-Turnover rat
  11. Give a player points for college ball experience (Fr = 0, RFr = 1, So = 2, Jr = 3, Sr = 4) and a point for each year playing under the same coach, and you get.... 2019 - 19 (years) + 0 (played under Hoiberg) = 19 (Arop, Cross, Curtis, Easley, Ouedraogo, Mack, Burke, Green, Thorbjarnarson, Cheatham, Kavas). This averages to 1.73, which is like a bunch of Sophomores with a new head coach (and played that way, to be honest). 2020 - 23 + 8 = 28 (Andre, Wood, Allen, Mayen, McGowens, Banton, Ouedraogo, Stevenson, Walker, Thorbjarnarson). This averages to 2.80. A lot of chang
  12. I am in the minority here. I want Moos to stay on as our AD. Also.. Happy Easter to all. He is Risen!
  13. With PSU likley hiring Shrewsberry while MINN and IND are now looking for their next head coach, I would like to see us at least get to #10 in the B1G next season (finishing ahead of those three teams as well as NW). Every other Big Ten team is in the Big Dance this year. Right? That's 9 NCAA Tourney eligible teams, three teams that fired their coaches, NW and NU.
  14. It keeps getting more and more difficult to be a proud Husker football fan.
  15. I really wish I understood what ails Nebrasketball. I think Hoiberg is a very good Offensive coach, Doc is a very good Defensive coach. I think there has been an upgrade on talent. Practice reports sound promising. However, once the games start, it is befuddling. I can't tell much of what the offense is trying to do. There seems to be a lot of break-downs on Defense. Losing 27-ish days to COVID might explain some of it. It looks like these kids are simply buckling under the first sign of pressure. I really feel for them. This can't be any better on them than it
  16. My brother-in-law buys season tickets to creighton basketball. Does not watch the games, just walks around the mezzanine, eats food and talks to people. Not my idea of how to spend my entertainment dollars, but whatever. He is a pompous ass that is an expert on everything, so that must explain it.
  17. The B1G protocol is 21 days of quarantine with no practice possible. He has been quarantined for 8 days? So he has 13 more before he can interact/practice again.
  18. Been cooking Thanksgiving dinner... getting ready to pack everything up and head over to my folks. Will be back online after the game! Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving, and... GOOOOOOOO!
  19. I can remember seeing the Shim-Shams perform at Devaney, and my Mom worried about any of them falling and breaking a hip. While I didn't particularly enjoy their performances, they certainly seemed to enjoy themselves. So here's to all the Shim-Shams that are no longer among us! God bless!
  20. I have a co-worker that is from Pennsylvania and is a Penn State fan. Says Penn State is still treated as an outsider, probably always will be. Get used to it, he says. Also notes that the conference keeps its name not only for brand recognition but also to make it clear that 4 schools are not an accepted part of the whole. Sounds a bit tin-foily to me.... but there are times that certainly make you wonder.
  21. Back when we still played at the Bob... it was much easier to wait until the crowd filed out than to try to "beat the crowd". We made it home 10 minutes later if we waited, and it was a far less hectic drive. Gave us a chance to watch the end of the game and also listen to the post-game radio show. I would expect it's about the same with the games at PBA.
  22. Okay, fellas. You have no pulse if you didn't enjoy the hell out of this one! This takes me back to the heady Danny Nee days!
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