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    Coaches kid reacted to hskr4life in Uh oh...   
    I will say— one thing I keep seeing is people posting/tweeting they’re “happy”.  That’s one thing I’m not.  As much as it needed to happen, it’s not a happy time.
     
    I’ll say the same thing I did when Miles was fired (and every coach).  It’s not a happy time.  These are still people.  Lives are effected.  Clouds of uncertainty now hover over the rest of the staff, players, families.
     
    It needed to happen.  I’m not happy about it.
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    Coaches kid got a reaction from Norm Peterson in Any news on the summer workouts?   
    This is disturbing. The coaches who are successful (Izzo, Self, Jay Wright, etc.) are able to impose their will on their players. They demand that things be done the right way. Some of them may allow for a player to blow off some steam in the heat of the moment, but in the end, the player does what he's instructed to do or there are consequences. On teams where there is a healthy culture, leaders on the team enforce the instructions given by the coaching staff. Hoping the current crew of players can change the culture. My brother was talking with a Michigan basketball booster. The booster said that when John Beilein was coaching, he would often stop practice for even small errors, like making a pass to the wrong shoulder, or failing to set a pick correctly. That's the type of attention to detail which makes a team successful.  
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    Coaches kid got a reaction from CanadianHusker in Any news on the summer workouts?   
    This is disturbing. The coaches who are successful (Izzo, Self, Jay Wright, etc.) are able to impose their will on their players. They demand that things be done the right way. Some of them may allow for a player to blow off some steam in the heat of the moment, but in the end, the player does what he's instructed to do or there are consequences. On teams where there is a healthy culture, leaders on the team enforce the instructions given by the coaching staff. Hoping the current crew of players can change the culture. My brother was talking with a Michigan basketball booster. The booster said that when John Beilein was coaching, he would often stop practice for even small errors, like making a pass to the wrong shoulder, or failing to set a pick correctly. That's the type of attention to detail which makes a team successful.  
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    Coaches kid got a reaction from Red Don in Any news on the summer workouts?   
    This is disturbing. The coaches who are successful (Izzo, Self, Jay Wright, etc.) are able to impose their will on their players. They demand that things be done the right way. Some of them may allow for a player to blow off some steam in the heat of the moment, but in the end, the player does what he's instructed to do or there are consequences. On teams where there is a healthy culture, leaders on the team enforce the instructions given by the coaching staff. Hoping the current crew of players can change the culture. My brother was talking with a Michigan basketball booster. The booster said that when John Beilein was coaching, he would often stop practice for even small errors, like making a pass to the wrong shoulder, or failing to set a pick correctly. That's the type of attention to detail which makes a team successful.  
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    Coaches kid reacted to SnakeFalls in Emmanuel Bandoumel is N   
    I have no idea what kind of a player he is, but I saw him at the Special Olympics Camp and I can say with certainty he is an absolutely great person.
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    Coaches kid reacted to Norm Peterson in Emmanuel Bandoumel is N   
    Y'know, instead of the usual "chemistry is better than last year and the guys know we have the talent to win" or similar pap, I'd love to see one of these pundits write, "The players know there's a lot of skepticism among the fans, and big talk going into the last few seasons has basically fallen flat. They know they have to prove it on the floor for fans to start believing in this program again and they want the fans to know, heading into the season, they're all working hard to control the things they can control, and if success eludes them again this year, it won't be for lack of effort."
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    Coaches kid got a reaction from REDitus in Rank Our Newcomers   
    1. Sam (Won't have to learn how to play point on the fly; Nebraska kid who loves the program; underrated athletically)
    2. Bandoumel (looks to be athletic guy who can defend AND be a threat offensively)
    3. Gary (athleticism, defense and comes from a good program; not as accomplished as Bandoumel offensively)
    4. Lloyd (perhaps not as big of an upside as Bryce, but physically more ready to play right away; son of a solid player who hopefully has high basketball IQ)
    5. Keita (BIG body, bigger upside than Eduardo who may give us another post scoring threat)
     
    Just outside the top 5, Dawson and McPherson. If he's at least a little competent offensively, Dawson may be a good glue guy, akin to the Geronimo kid from Indiana. McPherson's attitude and grit alone might get him on the court. 
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    Coaches kid reacted to busticket in Rank Our Newcomers   
    Exactly how I see it.  So it’s probably wrong.
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    Coaches kid reacted to Norm Peterson in Rank Our Newcomers   
    If Keita is the player he was billed to be when his juco team won the juco national title, he would definitely have a shot to be our starting center. Biggest question is whether he's recovered from injury.
     
    He's listed at 6'11. His length would give us a legit rim protector. He's able to create his own shot inside. He appears to have solid shooting touch out to at least 15'.
     
    Granted, in all reality, I think Walker is probably the guy. He has the advantage of experience. But how would you play Walker and Gary in the same frontcourt? It's like Walker and slightly shorter Walker.
     
    I think one of our best hopes for the season is that Keita ends up being the player we hoped we were getting.
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    Coaches kid reacted to Chuck Taylor in Did anyone stay up....   
    Sorry, I have to comment. You guys have missed some great basketball. Steph Curry and the Warriors have played some of the most entertaining basketball in the history of the sport. Kevin Durant and Giannis also are among the all-time greats you've missed, and Luke Doncic is a blossoming superstar. So I guess you're not basketball fans, just Nebraska fans?
     
    This is a strange thread. Maybe I'll start one:
    "I didn't eat at Applebee's last night"
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    Coaches kid reacted to HB in Baylor Scheierman   
    My point is most of the guys we have taken from other states needed to develop also, and haven't been able to cut it here.   So in hindsight they needed to go to a lower D1 school to develop also.   Or stay.  Point is, we and other schools are too harsh or skeptical about in-state recruits, and not skeptical enough with recruits from other areas.   
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    Coaches kid reacted to nustudent in Juwan Gary is N   
    we can live with one-dimensional. 
     
    The problem is....we've been trotting out too many zero-dimensional players.  Guys like Lat, Edwards, Tominaga and at times Andre didn't offer anything of note.  They shot a low percentage, didn't defend, didn't handle, didn't rebound.   We've been missing role players who could actually play their role well.   A guy like this who is actually good/effective at that one-dimension are exactly what we've been missing.
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    Coaches kid reacted to uneblinstu in Walker coming back?   
    I watched Michigan do it in the tournament last weekend with both Dickinson and Diabate on the floor for heavy minutes together. I would be skeptical it would be a typical lineup, but I think it could be effective for 10-12 minutes a game. Or perhaps they find it really opens things up for shooters. Or it could just be they're part of our 5 best players on the team and you want to get them on the floor as much as possible. I think you'll see it some. Just remains to be seen how much. 
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    Coaches kid got a reaction from thrasher31 in Andre done   
    Your observation that "You need 4 bigs to have a chance"  is right on point. To win in the Big 10, absent a bunch of NBA talent at multiple positions who can overcome size mismatches, you have to have at least 3 and preferably 4 guys who can guard legitimate 4s and 5s. We suffer against teams who run out traditional center/power forward combos. Walker competes against the centers, but Lat really struggled playing post defense against power forwards. He consistently let guys back him down and did little or nothing to make them uncomfortable. 
     
    That's why Wilhelm's loss was significant. He was raw, but he battled and at least made it uncomfortable for opposing 4s. CJ gave good effort, but he simply doesn't have the size to guard true 4s. I think you've got to have rotation options to go big against teams who utilize traditional 4/5 players. 
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    Coaches kid reacted to uneblinstu in Passion vs Talent   
    And when you heard about Dawson coming in and diving for more loose balls than the rest of the team had combined, and getting Briedenbach back, who was very willing to get on the floor, I'm hopeful we'll see that change start to happen next season. It needs to be an identity for this team to win. 
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    Coaches kid got a reaction from Chuck Taylor in Could Sam Griesel have played on a decent team in the Big Ten?   
    Pleased to have him aboard. It's nice that he wants to be here and represent the University. Even if he's not a game changer, I really think we need home state kids like Sam to change the culture. I saw him in high school and watched him in college and felt like he can be a solid contributor. 
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    Coaches kid got a reaction from fr8-train in Could Sam Griesel have played on a decent team in the Big Ten?   
    Pleased to have him aboard. It's nice that he wants to be here and represent the University. Even if he's not a game changer, I really think we need home state kids like Sam to change the culture. I saw him in high school and watched him in college and felt like he can be a solid contributor. 
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    Coaches kid reacted to ConkintheCorner in Year 4   
    I’d like to see us go after a  PG and a physical athletic “4” man in the transfer portal. 
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    Coaches kid got a reaction from huskerbill85 in The Decision Has Been Made   
    Exactly! No more "this is the Japanese Steph Curry" or "that guy was a 5 star before he reclassified" or "he made 89 of 100 3s in practice." I was that guy. Not anymore.
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    Coaches kid got a reaction from Nighthawk in The Decision Has Been Made   
    Exactly! No more "this is the Japanese Steph Curry" or "that guy was a 5 star before he reclassified" or "he made 89 of 100 3s in practice." I was that guy. Not anymore.
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    Coaches kid got a reaction from Cazzie22 in The Decision Has Been Made   
    Exactly! No more "this is the Japanese Steph Curry" or "that guy was a 5 star before he reclassified" or "he made 89 of 100 3s in practice." I was that guy. Not anymore.
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    Coaches kid reacted to nustudent in Why i'd stick with fred.   
    I think it is everything.
     
    Keeping Fred is as much about what benefits Nebraska the most as it is Fred.   As I've been saying...worst case scenario...he fails and we fire him next year.   Well...Trev just saved us over $8M if that's what we have to do by lowering the buyout and waiting until next year.   He's also adding players, that at least on paper, are very talented.   If we fire Fred next year...we have more money to spend, will hopefully not have the pending angst of the football situation hanging over our head and the new coach will have 8-9 guys he can try to retain as opposed to 4-5 if he was doing it now.  The best thing for Nebraska is for Fred to get it and have it work.  The next best thing for Nebraska is to make the move next year as opposed to this year.
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    Coaches kid reacted to Huskerpapa in Why i'd stick with fred.   
    Sighhhh.  We are turning on our own.  
    Most of us on this board are diehard fans.  Most of us have waited forever to be good, to win.  Most of us have an opinion as to how to go about and finally find nirvana.  So healthy disagreement makes this a great place to hang out.
    Many of us believe Fred is gone, some believe he deserves at least one more year.  Trev has indicated that winning mattered.   Is Trev even thinking of making a move?  I cannot believe he isn't.  I have heard a few things, but what I have heard solidifies nothing.  But I do know winning, treatment of players, character, money, attendance, program image, plan to improve are some of the ingrdiants that go into the decision soup.  
    I will continue to attend games, cheer and try to do my little part to bring home wins.  But I confess, over the last two years I moved from unbridled optimism, to hope, to be dumbfounded, then to anger and now I am at, or close to apathy.  I sort of classify myself as a super-fan.  It leaves me really concerned about our rank-and-file and wagon jumping fans.  They are pretty much gonzo.
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    Coaches kid reacted to uneblinstu in Shut Up Sipple! - Why Fred Should have at least 5 years   
    If Fred stays, I don't think it flips as much as some think. I legitimately have no idea what Trev's going to do and I'm not going to make an argument one way or the other. If this incoming class fits together better and he can find a pg in the portal, you should know whether or not it'll be worth staying the course by the end of next season. 
     
    I am intrigued by what is in that class and would like to see them play here, but if Trev thinks Fred's not the guy, that shouldn't factor into his decision. 
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