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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to Norm Peterson in What will our rotation look like next year?   
    The starting lineup might only be a little better than a year ago. What's really REALLY different about this team is the next group of guys that go in. There might not be much of a step down from the top 5 to the second five. In fact, this year's second five might beat last year's starters head-to-head (if there's any way to test that hypothesis, I'd like to know what it is.)
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to hhcmatt in 2021-2022 expectations   
    In case you were curious, the team is 100% vaccinated 
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to Handy Johnson in Record This Season   
    Having 3-4 (5?) knock down shooters on the floor at any given time can make up for a LOT of deficiencies in other areas. I take heart with that 11 pick knowing that Miles took two 13th place preseason picks to 4th. Fred’s due for his big jump this year & the prognosticators are just hedging their bets...
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to 49r in Record This Season   
    Yeah well Miles took a preseason 3rd place pick all the way to 12th too, so...
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to throwback in B1G Media Days   
    Coach Hoiberg:
    Excited about our group this year - first time bringing back some players who had a key role They're providing great leadership to our newcomers with 4 freshmen & 4 transfers Continuity is very important - took over a big rebuilding project, which has created some difficult moments Proud of how our guys fought through last season's struggles - 10 players & 4 coaches had covid last year 14 games in 29 days - our guys that found a way to fight through that adversity are really helping mentor this season Impressed with maturity of newcomers - like the uniqueness and skill set of the roster Very competitive team, gives great effort daily Love coming back to Indy - fun to see all of the Pacers greats' names that I know hanging in the rafters - awesome years in Indy for me May see transfer numbers increase with no sit-out rule Transfers are key for increasing the roster talent quickly What we have now is a good mix of older and younger transfer players Verge, getting him late was big for backcourt depth &  to add ball handling Edwards, Wilcher & Keisei all can spread the floor Shooting is huge, opens up driving lanes - 82% of our shots last year came in restricted area & behind 3 pt line, which is ideal - we're better equipped to finish those shots this year Difficult to figure out a rotation, who starts and who finishes games Must stress to team that role acceptance is big - go out and do your role - still have 3 weeks to figure it out I played every role imaginable - understand how big it is to go out and accept your role Creates highly competitive practices as guys fight for valuable minutes Probably have 12 guys right now who could take key minutes - probably start the year narrowing that to 9 or 10 guys playing key minutes May not be same guys in those roles to start the season as will be at the end of the season Nice to have an event like this to gain some normalcy for our lives  We are 100% fully vaccinated, but we are being cautious with testing & keeping an eye on it - no positive tests so far this season Excited about having fans back in PBA - our fans give us a huge home court advantage - appreciate our fans' patience as we build this  
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to Swan88 in Oh snap!   
    Leaving early is bad form.  Here are some reasons:
       1.  It looks bad--especially when (i) we are losing, and (ii) exit traffic is courtside and in full television view;
       2.  It is bad--especially when (i) we are winning, and (ii) see 1(ii) above;
       3.  Getting out of parking garages before the rush begins is a poor excuse for looking and being bad--I don't heckle early leavers but reserve the right to do so.
     
    Trev knows what he's doing in managing in-arena experiences.  At UN-O he made huge improvements in this area and reaped great dividends.  He is making this a priority here as well--and will achieve success.
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to Norm Peterson in Oh snap!   
    “Next time, you keep your ass in your seat.“
     
    Danny Nee
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to Norm Peterson in Oh snap!   
    God bless Trev Alberts.
     
     
    http://huskers.fan-one.com/nl/jsp/m.jsp?c=%40m8vyJi%2BcG2ppOARA0lOIZNnZmD7LOaFtV4IdfHTnNNo%3D
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to cornfed24-7 in Elephant in the room?   
    Sure I'll cast stones. If you have sins to repent that are on par with sexual assault of a minor that's on you. 
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to aphilso1 in Elephant in the room?   
    I have a friend of a friend that was arrested and jailed with a big enough bond that he couldn't post bail.  Ultimately was found innocent.  He was a foster parent, and a few of his former foster kids thought they could blackmail him for money by making up abuse allegations.  Eventually the truth came out, but not before his life was ruined and he spent time behind bars for a crime he didn't commit.
     
    Not saying Rosenthal is innocent.  Not saying he's guilty, either.  But I try to not pass judgement based on an arrest warrant, especially when that warrant is potentially based on verbal rather than physical evidence.
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to 49r in OT: You can't spell "SEC" without "Texas"   
    That's gonna be 4 years of excruciating pain for everyone in the Big 12.
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to Norm Peterson in OT: You can't spell "SEC" without "Texas"   
    There'll be a vote for show, but it's already a done deal.
     
    These steps wouldn't be happening if there hadn't already been complete and total confirming approval from the SEC and the schools involved. You don't take this kind of leap without knowing that the landing spot is ready and available and a sure thing.
     
    No one in this situation would allow themselves to be left in a position of being hung out to dry.
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to Handy Johnson in Ramel Lloyd Jr is N   
    Success breeds success & the best players want to play with the BEST. 5 years from now we'll look back at those 20 loss seasons & frame them as growing pains borne of necessity & circumstance...
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    Bill Self's Toupee got a reaction from throwback in OT: You can't spell "SEC" without "Texas"   
    Its has been reported that the exit fees that Oklahoma and Texas would pay to leave the Big 12 before the GOR runs out is capped at $70M per team.  There has been precident set (Maryland and Rugters among others) where the exiting school pays 40-60% of that amount (~$35M each for a total of ~$70M, to be shared by the 8 remaining schools).
     
    This occurs only if there is a viable Big 12 in place, which requires a minimum of 10 schools.  So in order for Texas and Oklahoma to have to pay their likely ~$35M, the remaining 8 schools need to decide to stick it out in the Big 12 AND find at least 2 schools that will want to become new members, INSTEAD of attemping to join another conference.
     
    The roughly $10M (or $20M if the maximum exit fee is paid) each remaining Big 12 school would receive would be little consolation to the future annual payout they would receive from FOX once a new contract is negotiated for 2025+, even if the Big 12 expanded to 16 teams.  Would FOX want to start a Big 12 Network, and pay each team over $10M a year if the flagship school is Oklahoma State or Cincinnati (should they join)?  I haven't seen any reputable source saying this would work out.
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    Bill Self's Toupee got a reaction from Handy Johnson in OT: You can't spell "SEC" without "Texas"   
    Its has been reported that the exit fees that Oklahoma and Texas would pay to leave the Big 12 before the GOR runs out is capped at $70M per team.  There has been precident set (Maryland and Rugters among others) where the exiting school pays 40-60% of that amount (~$35M each for a total of ~$70M, to be shared by the 8 remaining schools).
     
    This occurs only if there is a viable Big 12 in place, which requires a minimum of 10 schools.  So in order for Texas and Oklahoma to have to pay their likely ~$35M, the remaining 8 schools need to decide to stick it out in the Big 12 AND find at least 2 schools that will want to become new members, INSTEAD of attemping to join another conference.
     
    The roughly $10M (or $20M if the maximum exit fee is paid) each remaining Big 12 school would receive would be little consolation to the future annual payout they would receive from FOX once a new contract is negotiated for 2025+, even if the Big 12 expanded to 16 teams.  Would FOX want to start a Big 12 Network, and pay each team over $10M a year if the flagship school is Oklahoma State or Cincinnati (should they join)?  I haven't seen any reputable source saying this would work out.
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to 49r in OT: You can't spell "SEC" without "Texas"   
    We don't need 16 teams to put any pressure on the NCAA.  It's not a magic number.
     
    Especially when the schools most readily available to us to get to that number are only marginally appealing.  
     
    Sure, Kansas and Iowa State would be great for Nebraska because we have a long history with both of them, and they make for easy road trips, but for almost the entire rest of the country they would see these schools as desperation adds to the Big Ten.  I honestly believe adding those two schools to the Big Ten would de-value our overall image much in the same way Rutgers and Maryland did.
     
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to 49r in OT: You can't spell "SEC" without "Texas"   
    That's why I said that any school that is available today for the Big Ten will be available next year...5 years from now...30 years from now.  There is absolutely no need to rush on adding anyone to the Big Ten.  At all.
     
    We should be very careful going forward.  No 16 team conference has ever managed to stay viable.  I'm not sure that this experiment will work out for the SEC like they hope either.
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to Cazzie22 in OT: You can't spell "SEC" without "Texas"   
    Iowa State and Kansas are decent additions.  It would allow Purdue to move East and eliminate the scheduling issue with them playing Indiana every year.
     
    Texas A & M cannot be happy.  They want nothing to do with UT.  I would court the Aggies. Plenty of TV sets in Texas.  
     
    Oklahoma State has a good athletic program in all areas. They could be considered.
     
    BYU has to be very nervous with the impending era of 4 Super Conferences as their adherence to not playing on Sundays and conservative stance does not appeal to the liberal elite in the Ivory Towers of Academia.
     
    In my opinion Kansas should be a shoo in to join the B1G.  Take Iowa State or Okie State but gauge  the Aggies to see if they would flee UT’s shadow.
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to hhcmatt in OT: You can't spell "SEC" without "Texas"   
    I still think this matters. I think the conference's response to covid relative to the other Power 5 schools lays out the balance of athletics vs academics in the B1G.
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to UnicamMan in OT: You can't spell "SEC" without "Texas"   
    I'd like to see KU join the conference.  Always enjoyed playing them.  I'm not sure who makes sense for a second additional member though.  Maybe grab KU and see how the chips fall and then see who is available.  
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to throwback in OT: You can't spell "SEC" without "Texas"   
    Does this mean we're going back to the Big XII?  /s
     
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to atskooc in OT: You can't spell "SEC" without "Texas"   
    Glad to be a part of the B1G and apart from the Big 12.
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to hhcmatt in Ramel Lloyd Jr is N   
    The big 6'6" class of 2022 combo guard chooses Nebraska over the likes of Oregon, Arkansas, Illinois, Baylor, Rutgers, Washington, Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgetown, and USC. 
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to coughunter in YYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   
    Thats why this athletic dept is in the spot it is.  Quite sad obviously...
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    Bill Self's Toupee reacted to busticket in Trev Alberts   
    I am on board with Trev.  One of my all time favorite players.  And the way he used to defend Nebraska when he was a broadcaster shows his passion for the program.  I hope everyone gives him a chance to prove himself and then judges him on his performance here.
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