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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from basketballjones in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    Wisconsin hoops had 14 straight Top 4 finishes, Miles had 2 in 7 years & we decided that wasn’t good enough. Now we 5 Conference wins in year 3 of a new regime. Our fortunes can change quickly tho, Texas Tech played for a Title, Baylor won one. We have to have a foundation of High School talent “enhanced” by Transfers, not the other way around…
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    Handy Johnson reacted to Navin R. Johnson in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    Fred went to a few high school games the last couple of years. (his kids played for Pius😁) Miles made an effort early on to build relations with high school coaches but that kind of waned after time. I can remember Doc at state tournament games and Collier use to have clinic for coaches but I think Nee made the biggest effort to reach out with a team camp that was pretty popular and he would have his own high school ranking on his TV show and so on.  The thing that has bugged me the most over the years is the number of average players we brought in that didn't pan out or left when we could have had a Nebraska kid that would probably hang around, improve his game and be a contributor his last couple years here.
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    Handy Johnson reacted to uneblinstu in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    From my view, you need a coach with a clear identity, the patience to develop and build towards that identity and the discipline to stay rooted in it. Sounds simple, but it isn't, in any walk of life. Transformative players are nice, but for them to really be transformative, the identity and culture needs to have taken root first.
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    Handy Johnson reacted to hhcmatt in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    Boy isn't this the 18 million dollar question
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    Handy Johnson reacted to The Polish Rifle in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    Creighton certainly was ahead of the game on NIL, so far ahead the rule hadn't been passed yet. 
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    We need another Dave Hoppen type player who’s a transformative talent but also one of US who wants to stay home & make Dear Old Nebraska U a Winner…! I’ll always be convinced even after Nee & Miles, if we can have some consistent success this thing will REALLY take off.
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from Cazzie22 in Hot Seat   
    Tune in Monday for Illinois vs. Purdue!
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from Red Don in Hot Seat   
    Tune in Monday for Illinois vs. Purdue!
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    Handy Johnson reacted to HuskerFever in What is needed for HuskerHoops to be successful?   
    It's what has made Wisconsin so well-rounded and successful in their hoops and football programs over the recent decades.
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    Handy Johnson reacted to uneblinstu in Hot Seat   
    If we operate under the assumption that Fred is back next year and the recruiting class stays together, Kieta will be the size of big we haven't really had here in a while. Paired with a recovered Breidenbach, that's a nice start to a front court. If then can convince Walker to come back, I'd be very happy with that. 
     
    Edwards has already transferred once, so I think he'll be back. This will be an important offseason of development for him. Wilcher has already transferred a well. So he'll be back. Everyone's raved about McPherson, I'm excited to see him and Dawson next year, too. 
     
    I have no expectation that the McGowens bros will be back. Maybe something will shift there. 
     
    I think a lot of next year's success hinges on Kieta being a legit B1G post player and finding a legit PG. If those two things don't come together, it'll be another long year. It might be even if they do.
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from cornfed24-7 in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 18 - at Purdue   
    We need about 3 more Derrick Walkers to even think about competing in this Conference…
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from Jock Farmer in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 18 - at Purdue   
    We need about 3 more Derrick Walkers to even think about competing in this Conference…
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from thrasher31 in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 18 - at Purdue   
    We need about 3 more Derrick Walkers to even think about competing in this Conference…
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from Cazzie22 in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 18 - at Purdue   
    We need about 3 more Derrick Walkers to even think about competing in this Conference…
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    Handy Johnson reacted to Cazzie22 in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 14; ed 18 - at Purdue   
    It was simply men against boys tonight.  We were out muscled at every position.  A team we simply cannot match up with.
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    Handy Johnson reacted to hguy44 in I dont do polls, but...   
    Was going to say this exact thing. Being a younger fan myself, that game sticks in my mind as a huge missed opportunity. We qualify for the B1G semi's and we are looking at better seeding, more momentum, and less of a mentally painful defeat when you let them go on a 42-19 run in that second half. 
     
    If Miles was able to break the curse, I bet we build momentum and his entire recruiting/transfer strategy changes. 
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    Handy Johnson reacted to HF_ in I dont do polls, but...   
    Most recently impactful IMO is the Kansas game @PBA in 2018.  We foul Azubuike and force him to make 2 freethrows instead of letting them hit the game-winning 3 pointer, and we dance that season.
     
    Also on a side note, would've been nice for Fred to pull his head out of his ass and foul Cockburn 3 possessions in a row when they were in the 1-1.
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    Handy Johnson reacted to Ron Mexico in I dont do polls, but...   
    Probably one of the biggest NCAA tourney selection screw jobs ever.
    We played pretty tough schedule that season and beat KU twice, only to lose to them in the the 2nd round of the Big12 tourney. 
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from Cazzie22 in I'm serious about this.   
    Everything I feared regarding NIL money has come home to roost, in Spades ♠️ 
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from Norm Peterson in I'm serious about this.   
    Everything I feared regarding NIL money has come home to roost, in Spades ♠️ 
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from hhcmatt in Trevor Lakes   
    I’m drowning over here & you’re describing the water…
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    Handy Johnson reacted to Silverbacked1 in Trevor Lakes   
    “That is some high quality H2O.”
     
    the Water Boy
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from CrazyforNUHOOPS in Trevor Lakes   
    I’m drowning over here & you’re describing the water…
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    Handy Johnson got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in Trevor Lakes   
    I’m drowning over here & you’re describing the water…
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