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    demone reacted to Chuck Taylor in Reflecting on Moos' Legacy   
    AD's biggest job is hiring and he (we thought) hit home runs with Frost and Fred. I never heard one person criticize either hire at the time.
     
    The athletic department dysfunction has been going on for years. It's been a cesspool ever since Byrne got hired, since TO wanted somebody else. Moos didn't do anything to solve it but he didn't create it either. 
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    demone got a reaction from Husker Hoops Penitent in Hot Seat   
    I have not jumped off the FH bandwagon just yet - but I am much closer to doing so than I was at the beginning of the season. 
     
    I've made my stance clear in other posts. I won't continue to watch teams where one or two players are going to do their very best to make sure the ball has air in it every chance they get - even if they stuff the stat sheet. Unless those players are exceptionally good, that approach leads to more losses than wins and that can't be argued. And, selfishly, it is not entertaining to watch for old, curmudgeonly traditionalists like me.
     
    The risk with continually turning over the roster has always been getting the chemistry right. It is a critical factor and difficult in the best of times. To this point in the season, the chemistry is not close to what it needs to be on this team and the evidence would suggest it won't happen soon enough (if at all).
     
    I hope I'm wrong on the last point, I truly do. I would love nothing more than to watch a good, quality basketball TEAM have success at Nebraska. 
     
     
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    demone reacted to huskerbaseball13 in Michigan (5-3) vs. Nebraska (5-4) Game Thread   
    We have had some shit teams. Like really bad teams. But those teams atleast got after it on defense. 
     
    This is our laziest team in god knows how long. They are not even likeable. We have had likeable losing teams in the past. 
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    demone got a reaction from ConkintheCorner in Michigan (5-3) vs. Nebraska (5-4) Game Thread   
    I mean seriously, what the F*** was that step back 3 s**t from the 5 star? Hope someone in the NBA can get that kid to play hard because I don’t see it.
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    demone reacted to dustystehl in Michigan (5-3) vs. Nebraska (5-4) Game Thread   
    How many overtimes you reckon Daily Wager will have pushing back the start of our broadcast?
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    demone got a reaction from HuscurAdam in Matt A. taking indefinite medical leave of absence   
    Regardless of the reason, wishing he and his family the best.
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    demone got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in Matt A. taking indefinite medical leave of absence   
    Regardless of the reason, wishing he and his family the best.
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    demone got a reaction from HB in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 8 - at NC State   
    Exactly what I saw and honestly have seen the entire year. I can say that if this is what our offense is supposed to be, I'll follow the team (mostly right here on HHC) and hope they win, but I won't go out of my way to watch it. Not that it matters in the grand scheme but I want to see team basketball, apparently an increasingly foreign concept in today's game.
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    demone got a reaction from coughunter in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 8 - at NC State   
    Exactly what I saw and honestly have seen the entire year. I can say that if this is what our offense is supposed to be, I'll follow the team (mostly right here on HHC) and hope they win, but I won't go out of my way to watch it. Not that it matters in the grand scheme but I want to see team basketball, apparently an increasingly foreign concept in today's game.
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    demone reacted to Handy Johnson in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 8 - at NC State   
    We had a chance to bury these guys & we didn’t. Whether or not we got “jobbed” by the Officials is beside the point.
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    demone got a reaction from BjoeHusker in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 6 - vs. Tennessee State   
    This is an interesting question but for some reason, it never seems to bother the visitors...
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    demone reacted to Norm Peterson in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 6 - vs. Tennessee State   
    I get the people giving Alonzo Verge props. Yeah, he's dishing dimes (mostly to Walker.) And he's getting to the rim with some success.
     
    But everyone else just stands around and watches him dribble. When he's out of the game and, say, Webster comes in, they actually pass the ball to create open shots.
     
    Remember everyone complaining last year about how the ball would stop in Teddy Allen's hands? Remember how people said Teddy would have fit better in Tim Miles' offense than in the Hoiberg offense? Remember @basketballjones saying that Teddy would never be a star player on a good team?
     
    Verge can sometimes get to the rim 1-on-5. And he can often make acrobatic, circus shots at the  rim that go in. He's been fairly effective the last two games at dropping the ball off for Walker, who's been really good at taking advantage of it. But he CANNOT score enough to win the game by himself and he does a poor job of getting his teammates involved in the offense.
     
    And then you talk about the almost indifference on defense.
     
    I don't know. I'm not as high on Verge as some of y'all.
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    demone got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 6 - vs. Tennessee State   
    This is an interesting question but for some reason, it never seems to bother the visitors...
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    demone got a reaction from 49r in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 6 - vs. Tennessee State   
    This is an interesting question but for some reason, it never seems to bother the visitors...
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    demone got a reaction from 49r in Tennessee State (1-3) vs. Nebraska (3-2) Game Thread   
    Early in the year, he deserved it. He is not the reason we are losing tonight.
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    demone got a reaction from Cazzie22 in Tennessee State (1-3) vs. Nebraska (3-2) Game Thread   
    It is at this point where I will turn it over to watch the end of the HS football finals. For a team that was supposed to have shooters, I haven’t seen any evidence to support it.
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    demone reacted to jimmykc in Tennessee State (1-3) vs. Nebraska (3-2) Game Thread   
    Jimmy's basketball history lesson for the day: Tennessee State used to be called Tennessee A&I and was a powerhouse when some of the best collegiate basketball teams came from the NAIA ranks. The yearly NAIA tournament was played at the old municipal auditorium in Kansas City in those days and my dad and I attended almost every year. A&I won three consecutive years beginning in 1955 with their coach John McLendon who finished with a record of 149-20, and later became the first black professional head coach for the Cleveland Pipers and first black head coach at a mostly white university (Cleveland State). He was born in Hiawatha, Kansas-home of the oldest Halloween parade west of the Mississippi. He was a phys. ed. major at KU under James Naismith. His best player at A&I was the finest left -handed shooter I ever witnessed, Dick Barnett, who won two NBA titles while playing for the Knicks and is in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. * I got many of these facts from one of my favorite basketball books, "Big Game, Small World", by Alexander Wolff. And that's your lesson for today, kids. You may put up your notebooks and be happy we aren't playing one of McLendon's teams tonight.  
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    demone got a reaction from Hooper in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 3 - vs. Creighton   
    After sleeping on it, I do not feel any better about this team or the direction of the program. In fact, I might feel a little worse.
     
    During last night's presser, Hoiberg said he was still 100% confident in Alonzo Verge. This, despite a group of fans large enough to make "boos" heard in the arena feeling the same way many of us do about his hero-ball approach. There are times to stand by your beliefs but when it's obvious to even the casual fan that a change needs to be made, you now have a credibility problem. Just ask the football coach how things have worked out with his 4-year QB.
     
    I hate feeling this way after 3 games, but here we are again. I don't recall being more excited about a team than I was for this year and until now, I've not questioned my belief that Fred would get this done. But as the years of failure and disappointment continue to pile up, the emotional investment gas tank hits empty pretty quickly.
     
    I'll watch until I can't take the dribbling exhibitions any longer. I will hope it turns. But my expectations at this point have hit zero and my belief in Fred is trending down. 
     
     
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    demone reacted to Handy Johnson in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 3 - vs. Creighton   
    Cohesion/Chemistry seem like antiquated notions in the era of NIL money & Social Media.
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    demone got a reaction from jsthusker in Trey broken foot   
    This is awful news, especially for Trey and even Bryce. Can’t imagine it.
     
    I can’t lie, this gives me a lot less hope of a decent season now. Fred now has one less PG available, which means Verge will continue to dazzle us all with his constant dribbling and throwing up crap in traffic without looking for any open shooters.
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    demone reacted to Nebrasketballer in Hoiberg's Offense Needs A Distributor at PG, Not A Dribbler   
    Hoiberg’s offense absolutely requires ball movement to create open shots for the shooters on the floor for Nebraska.
     
    When you have a PG that is a high volume dribbler, that kills ball movement, and since the rest of the players on the court aren’t touching the ball frequently, that lulls them to sleep, so they don’t move without the ball, which means that they don’t get open shots in rhythm and they aren’t attempting many back door cuts to the basket, because they don’t expect to get the ball anyway. It turns into a bunch of standing around and watching the dribbler.
     
    And when they aren’t getting touches on offense, which lulls them to sleep, that carries over to a lack of intensity on defense. So it kills them on offense and defense.
     
    Verge’s stats don’t tell the whole story in regards to how much his play and decision making really hurts this team. When a team rebounds as poorly as Nebraska, the ridiculous drives to the basket resulting in poor, low percentage, contested shots at the rim are effectively turnovers in the way that they hurt the team.
     
    And when the primary ball handler consistently chooses to take those shots, rather than distributing the ball to all of the shooters that Hoiberg has assembled on this team, it sabotages the ability of the rest of Nebraska’s players on the court to play to their potential. Nebraska’s margin for error is so thin that they can’t afford to have all of their players failing to play to their potential. Until Hoiberg gets a distributor at PG, it doesn't matter how much he upgrades the rest of the talent on this roster.
     
    And all of those things kill the crowd energy in Pinnacle Bank Arena, which negates what should be a pretty substantial home court advantage for the Huskers.
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    demone got a reaction from hhcdave in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 3 - vs. Creighton   
    After sleeping on it, I do not feel any better about this team or the direction of the program. In fact, I might feel a little worse.
     
    During last night's presser, Hoiberg said he was still 100% confident in Alonzo Verge. This, despite a group of fans large enough to make "boos" heard in the arena feeling the same way many of us do about his hero-ball approach. There are times to stand by your beliefs but when it's obvious to even the casual fan that a change needs to be made, you now have a credibility problem. Just ask the football coach how things have worked out with his 4-year QB.
     
    I hate feeling this way after 3 games, but here we are again. I don't recall being more excited about a team than I was for this year and until now, I've not questioned my belief that Fred would get this done. But as the years of failure and disappointment continue to pile up, the emotional investment gas tank hits empty pretty quickly.
     
    I'll watch until I can't take the dribbling exhibitions any longer. I will hope it turns. But my expectations at this point have hit zero and my belief in Fred is trending down. 
     
     
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    demone reacted to busticket in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 3 - vs. Creighton   
    My assessment of Verge hasn’t changed.  5-15 with 1 assist.  I am starting to wonder what Fred is looking for in a PG.  I honestly thought our offense would resemble what Creighton looked like.  I don’t recall any of his ISU teams looking like this.  I felt year 3 is the year he needs to show significant progress.  Early returns not good but it is a long season….But I think the Verge experiment needs to end for us to make a move.
     
    someone said it earlier but I can’t believe this is where we are after hiring Frost and Hoiberg.  Thank goodness we have Will Bolt.
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    demone got a reaction from busticket in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 3 - vs. Creighton   
    After sleeping on it, I do not feel any better about this team or the direction of the program. In fact, I might feel a little worse.
     
    During last night's presser, Hoiberg said he was still 100% confident in Alonzo Verge. This, despite a group of fans large enough to make "boos" heard in the arena feeling the same way many of us do about his hero-ball approach. There are times to stand by your beliefs but when it's obvious to even the casual fan that a change needs to be made, you now have a credibility problem. Just ask the football coach how things have worked out with his 4-year QB.
     
    I hate feeling this way after 3 games, but here we are again. I don't recall being more excited about a team than I was for this year and until now, I've not questioned my belief that Fred would get this done. But as the years of failure and disappointment continue to pile up, the emotional investment gas tank hits empty pretty quickly.
     
    I'll watch until I can't take the dribbling exhibitions any longer. I will hope it turns. But my expectations at this point have hit zero and my belief in Fred is trending down. 
     
     
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    demone got a reaction from Nebrasketballer in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 3 - vs. Creighton   
    After sleeping on it, I do not feel any better about this team or the direction of the program. In fact, I might feel a little worse.
     
    During last night's presser, Hoiberg said he was still 100% confident in Alonzo Verge. This, despite a group of fans large enough to make "boos" heard in the arena feeling the same way many of us do about his hero-ball approach. There are times to stand by your beliefs but when it's obvious to even the casual fan that a change needs to be made, you now have a credibility problem. Just ask the football coach how things have worked out with his 4-year QB.
     
    I hate feeling this way after 3 games, but here we are again. I don't recall being more excited about a team than I was for this year and until now, I've not questioned my belief that Fred would get this done. But as the years of failure and disappointment continue to pile up, the emotional investment gas tank hits empty pretty quickly.
     
    I'll watch until I can't take the dribbling exhibitions any longer. I will hope it turns. But my expectations at this point have hit zero and my belief in Fred is trending down. 
     
     
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