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  1. You're close, but it's not John Wooden. We are trying to hire Jesus. Heal the lepers? Small change. Make the blind see? Yeah, yeah. yeah. Walk on water? Big deal. Feed the five thousand? It's called catering. Raise Lazurus from the dead? An EKG machine can do that. Resurrect yourself after three days? Well, I suppose that's an accomplishment. But win an NCAA Tournament game at Nebraska? Now that, that would be impressive. (Sorry for the sacrilege...)
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    Minnesota (16-8) vs. Nebraska (13-11) Game Thread

    I once had some friends reffing a C2 high school football game. Another friend and I walked up to the sideline where a couple guys were bitching loudly at some call, so I said at the top of my voice "yeah you dumb sons a bitches!" The one guy on the reffing crew that I didn't know asked the head official "what the hell did we do to piss off that guy?", to which the response was a chuckle and a "don't worry about it, we know that guy". Meanwhile, the guys who were complaining about the call looked around a bit embarrassed, went and took a seat, and never bitched about a call the rest of the night.
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    Minnesota (16-8) vs. Nebraska (13-11) Game Thread

    Big Ten must hate Pitino?
  4. On March 17, 1983, in the first round of the Mideast Regional of the NCAA Tournament, 11th seeded Ohio Universty beat 6th seeded Illinois State by a score of 51-49, in the then 52-team format. This remains the only win in the NCAA Tournament by a Nebraska head basketball coach, accounting for games coached before, during, and after coaching Nebraska.
  5. Johnny Orr recommended himself only after he asked how much Iowa State was paying; and it was a lot more than Michigan was, even after Orr had taken Michigan to the national finals.
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    New floor

    Hopefully it's one of those high-tech "smart floors" that we can program to have a dead spot wherever the opponent dribbles the ball.
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    This Next One is a Must Win

    Upvoted because it's true. I had no intention of this threadjacking.
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    This Next One is a Must Win

    Top 40 Teams by Final AP Cumulative Rankings, 2008-2014, with overall wins and losses, winning percentage, total number of seasons with 11 wins or more, best season record in that time, worst season record in that time, and best final AP ranking. AP Cum. Rk Team W L WL% # 11 win seasons Max Wins Best Record Worst Record Best AP Final 1 Alabama 84 11 0.884 6 14 14-0 10-3 1 2 Oregon 80 14 0.851 5 13 12-1 10-3 2 3 Ohio State 77 16 0.828 5 14 12-0 6-7 1 4 Texas Christian 70 20 0.778 5 13 13-0 4-8 2 5 Boise State 81 12 0.871 6 14 14-0 8-5 4 6 Oklahoma 71 22 0.763 3 12 12-2 8-5 5 7 Florida State 74 21 0.779 3 14 14-0 7-6 1 8 Stanford 67 25 0.728 4 12 12-1 5-7 4 9 Louisiana State 69 23 0.750 2 13 13-1 8-5 2 10 Michigan State 68 21 0.764 4 13 13-1 6-7 3 11 Florida 63 28 0.692 3 13 13-1 4-8 1 12 Wisconsin 67 27 0.713 3 11 11-2 7-6 7 13 South Carolina 63 29 0.685 3 11 11-2 7-6 4 14 Southern Cal 65 26 0.714 1 12 12-1 7-6 3 15 Georgia 64 29 0.688 1 12 12-2 6-7 5 16 Oklahoma State 66 25 0.725 2 12 12-1 7-6 3 17 Auburn 50 33 0.602 2 14 14-0 3-9 1 18 Texas 61 30 0.670 2 13 13-1 5-7 2 19 Clemson 64 29 0.688 2 11 11-2 6-7 8 20 Missouri 64 29 0.688 2 12 12-2 5-7 5 21 Baylor 55 34 0.618 2 11 11-2 4-8 7 22 Virginia Tech 64 30 0.681 2 11 11-3 7-6 10 23 Utah 60 29 0.674 1 13 13-0 5-7 2 24 Texas A&M 54 32 0.628 1 11 11-2 4-8 5 25 Arkansas 48 40 0.545 1 11 11-2 3-9 5 26 Penn State 60 29 0.674 2 11 11-2 7-6 8 27 Georgia Tech 59 35 0.628 2 11 11-3 6-7 8 28 Kansas State 56 33 0.629 1 11 11-2 5-7 12 29 Notre Dame 58 32 0.644 1 12 12-1 6-6 4 30 Cincinnati 65 26 0.714 2 12 12-1 4-8 8 31 Mississippi 48 41 0.539 0 9 9-4 2-10 14 32 UCLA 50 41 0.549 0 10 10-3 4-8 10 33 Louisville 55 34 0.618 2 12 12-1 4-8 13 34 Mississippi State 50 39 0.562 0 10 10-3 4-8 11 35 Iowa 54 36 0.600 1 11 11-2 4-8 7 36 Central Florida 59 32 0.648 2 12 12-1 4-8 10 37 Nebraska 66 28 0.702 0 10 10-4 9-4 14 38 Texas Tech 49 40 0.551 1 11 11-2 4-8 12 39 Arizona State 49 40 0.551 0 10 10-3 4-8 12 40 Michigan 46 42 0.523 1 11 11-2 3-9 12
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    This Next One is a Must Win

    My initial point was not just a reflection on the coaching in that time period, which obviously had its strong points and weak points, but on the athletic administration and especially the chancellor during that time. Which ties into the firing of the coaches as well. Was Frank done wrong? Well, in hindsight, that was a horrible decision. At that point the best option would have been to keep him on until he had one more bad season, which would have given an AD more free reign in a coaching search instead of the disaster of a search they ended up with. Was Bo done wrong? Ignoring the fact that he didn't want to be here and he basically wanted to get fired, as witness his George Costanza-like actions of the 2013 Iowa game, his record as to wins & losses (and graduation percentage) didn't warrant getting fired, which also lead to a shit show of a coaching search. Again the best option would be to wait for him to have a bad season, which was the way we were trending in a lot of people's view. So how does that counter my argument that the football program has been mismanaged? Because it clearly has.
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    This Next One is a Must Win

    I was not referring to the Pelini era but to the last 17 years, and the whole point was that the football program is not firmed up, and that's going to affect any possible coaching search in basketball. But since someone wanted to derail this and make it about the Pelini era, here goes. For the Pelini era only, 2008-2014. Nebraska's best final AP rankings: 14, 20, 24, 25 Teams with 4 or more Top 25 finishes in the AP poll: 7 - Alabama, Oregon 6 - Ohio State, Boise State, Florida State 5 - Texas Christian, Oklahoma, Louisiana State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Southern Cal, Clemson 4 - Nebraska, Stanford, South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Virginia Tech Teams with 2 or more Top 20 finishes in the AP poll: 7 - Alabama, Oregon 6 - Ohio State, Boise State 5 - Texas Christian, Oklahoma, Louisiana State 4 - Florida State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Southern Cal, Stanford, Georgia, Oklahoma State, Missouri 3 - Clemson, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Florida, Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Mississippi 2 - Nebraska, Auburn, Utah, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Louisville, Penn State, Arkansas, Notre Dame, UCLA, Mississippi State, Iowa, Oregon State Teams with Top 15 finishes in the AP poll: 7 - Alabama, Oregon 6 - Ohio State 5 - Texas Christian 4 - Boise State, Oklahoma, Louisiana State, Michigan State, Stanford, Florida Staet, Wisconsin, Georgia 3 - Clemson, South Carolina, Florida, Baylor 2 - Southern Cal, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Virginia Tech, Texas, Kansas State, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Penn State, Arkansas, Mississippi State 1 - Nebraska, Texas A&M, Mississippi, Utah, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, UCLA, Iowa, Central Florida, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Michigan, Brigham Young, Nevada, Pittsburgh Teams with Top 10 finishes in the AP poll: 7 - Alabama 6 - Oregon 5 - Ohio State 4 - Texas Christian 3 - Boise State, Oklahoma, Stanford, Florida State, South Carolina, Florida 2 - Louisiana State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Georgia, Southern Cal, Texas, Auburn, Penn State 1 - Clemson, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Utah, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, UCLA, Iowa, Central Florida 0 - Nebraska Teams with Top 5 finishes in the AP poll: 4 - Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State 2 - Texas Christian, Florida State, Florida, Michigan State, Texas, Auburn 1 - Oklahoma, Boise State, Stanford, South Carolina, Louisiana State, Georgia, Southern Cal, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Utah, Notre Dame Teams with Top 2 finishes in the AP poll: 3 - Alabama 2 - Oregon, Auburn 1 - Ohio State, Texas Christian, Florida State, Florida, Texas, Louisiana State, Utah Teams with National Championships in the AP poll: 3 - Alabama 1 - Auburn, Ohio State, Florida State, Florida Teams that finished ranked higher than # 14 in the AP poll at some point: 7 - Alabama, Oregon 6 - Ohio State 4 - Texas Christian, Boise State, Stanford 3 - Florida State, Florida, Michigan State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin, Baylor 2 - Auburn, Texas, Louisiana State, Southern Cal, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Penn State, Clemson, Georgia Tech 1 - Utah, Missouri, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, UCLA, Iowa, Central Florida, Kansas State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Michigan, Brigham Young, Nevada 0 - Nebraska If you assign 25 points to a #1 final ranking, 24 to a #2, etc., and sum them over those seven years (similar to the way the weekly ranking is compiled) 1-Alabama, 2-Oregon, 3-Ohio State, 4-Texas Christian, 5-Boise State, 6-Oklahoma, 7-Florida State, 8-Stanford, 9-Louisiana State, 10-Michigan State, 11-Florida, 12-Wisconsin, 13-South Carolina, 14-Southern Cal, 15-Georgia, 16-Oklahoma State, 17-Auburn, 18-Texas, 19-Clemson, 20-Missouri, 21-Baylor, 22-Virginia Tech, 23-Utah, 24-Texas A&M, 25-Arkansas, 26-Penn State, 27-Georgia Tech, 28-Kansas State, 29-Notre Dame, 30-Cincinnati, 31-Mississippi, 32-UCLA, 33-Louisville, 34-Mississippi State, 35-Iowa, 36-Central Florida, 37-Nebraska We were more consistent than a lot of other programs during that time, which is why we would rank higher based on winning percentage than by the AP ranking metrics, but there were no peaks either.
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    This Next One is a Must Win

    There's nothing personal about it. Except maybe for someone who reflexively attacks any opinion different than his own. Also, I think you need to question your own objectivity.
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    This Next One is a Must Win

    My mistake, you are not reasonable.
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    Nebraska (13-10) vs. Purdue (16-5) Game Thread

    One way we could win: Outfit the entire team with Haarms wigs. Haarms would be so distracted by the temptation to run his fingers through all our players' hair that he'd commit a lot of turnovers and not play any defense.
  14. Building a roster that can do well in the NCAA tournament is different than building a roster that can do well in the NCAA tournament AND that can survive the grind of a major conference with legitimate frontcourts. (Witness this years Nebraska team, if this team was in the Atlantic 10 or Mountain West or even the Big East or Pac12 it would go about 25-5 in the regular season and make the sweet sixteen, but it couldn't survive 20 games against Big Ten competition - the frontcourt matchups just didn't work.) Shaka proved he could win in the tournament once he got there, but he hasn't proven he can get there when he's in a major conference.
  15. Speaking of Duke assistants. Collins had one miracle year at Northwestern but is reverting to the mean. Quin Snyder went to a regional final but ended up getting canned at Missouri. Amaker racked up 3 NIT seasons in 6 years before getting canned at Michigan. Dawkins had a sweet sixteen and a couple of NITs in 8 years at Stanford before getting pushed out. Wojciechowski is going to make his second NCAA in 5 years at Marquette. Mike Brey, the one that was an assistant but didn't play at Duke, has done the best, 12 NCAAs in 19 years.
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