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    Mr. Red got a reaction from NUtball in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 15 - vs. Iowa   
    This (in my opinion) is exactly why he says Thor is his "best friend" on the court.  Thor is arguably the best off the ball offensive player on the team (last year and this year).  You could see it last year even in his few minutes he got.  Many  posters commented during games last year that Thor just had a knack for knowing where to be/had a high bball IQ.  Now that he is getting minutes and has a jump shot, he is really flowering.
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    Mr. Red got a reaction from Red Don in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 15 - vs. Iowa   
    This (in my opinion) is exactly why he says Thor is his "best friend" on the court.  Thor is arguably the best off the ball offensive player on the team (last year and this year).  You could see it last year even in his few minutes he got.  Many  posters commented during games last year that Thor just had a knack for knowing where to be/had a high bball IQ.  Now that he is getting minutes and has a jump shot, he is really flowering.
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    Mr. Red reacted to basketballjones in HHCC Game #15 - vs. Iowa (Jan. 7, 8:00 PM CST)   
    *insert sandstorm music*
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    Mr. Red reacted to Nebrasketball1979 in HHCC Game #16 - at Northwestern (Jan. 11, 3:30 PM CST)   
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice, shame on me.
    Fool me every freaking game, c'mon man
     
    Nebraska - 75
    NW - 68
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    Mr. Red reacted to 49r in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 15 - vs. Iowa   
    I think it's more important that all future opponents just hit 10% of their 3's against us...I mean, fair is fair, if Iowa hits even a pathetic 20% of their 3 point shots they win going away.
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    Mr. Red reacted to hhcmatt in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 15 - vs. Iowa   
    Mack likes dishing assists. Thor makes this easier for him.
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    Mr. Red reacted to HuskerBB in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 15 - vs. Iowa   
    Great defensive game plan - at least as it worked out.   Force them to beat us from 3 -and then watch them miss 16 out of their first 17 attempts - and 29 out of 33 overall.   Certainly help that Bohannon is out for the year and the guy they have shooting 50% from 3 (23/46) - Frederick was injured and did not play tonight.    But watching them play Penn State the other day Toussaint seemed very effective - announcers in that game were raving about him - and then we decided we did not need to guard him at all.   Looked it up and realized he was just 4-22 from 3 on the year before tonight - so a good move not just because he doesn't hurt you shooting from there - but playing 10 feet off of him also limited his opportunities to drive to the basket which is what he wants to do - and also took away passing lanes to Garza.    Had Wieskamp hit the jump shots he took in the first half the strategy likely would not have worked - but he wasn't hitting and they had no one else on the floor that would be considered a jump shooter.   Not sure if it was Doc or who that came up with the plan but it worked brilliantly. 
     
    Obviously also helped that we shot very well - at least in spurts - and hit big shots when we needed them.
     
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    Mr. Red reacted to basketballjones in uneblinstu's postgame chatter: vol 12; ed 15 - vs. Iowa   
    Quite the gamble by Doc with that game plan, but we lucked out. 
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    Mr. Red reacted to khoock in Iowa (10-4) (1-2) vs. Nebraska (6-8)(1-2) Game Thread   
    Just want to emphasize this for all the posters who think we are going to see 9-10 man rotations. Adjust your predictions in the "Fast Forward A Year" thread accordingly 😂
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    Mr. Red reacted to Bugeaters1 in Iowa (10-4) (1-2) vs. Nebraska (6-8)(1-2) Game Thread   
    Man Thor just gets it doesnt he
     
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    Mr. Red reacted to hhcscott in Iowa (10-4) (1-2) vs. Nebraska (6-8)(1-2) Game Thread   
    Garza shooting 3 is a win win for the Huskers missing and not in position to rebound
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    Mr. Red reacted to colhusker in Iowa (10-4) (1-2) vs. Nebraska (6-8)(1-2) Game Thread   
    Yep, wish we had his leadership for another year.  Kid is just steady.
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    Mr. Red reacted to hal9000 in Iowa (10-4) (1-2) vs. Nebraska (6-8)(1-2) Game Thread   
    There’s probably analytics behind that.
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    Mr. Red reacted to hhcscott in Iowa (10-4) (1-2) vs. Nebraska (6-8)(1-2) Game Thread   
    Robin stop reading my posts!😀
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    Mr. Red reacted to royalfan in Fast forward a year   
    I also expect a fait amount of turnover.  The difference between this staff and prior staffs is that we will have a reason for the turnover in many of the cases.  
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    Mr. Red reacted to Dean Smith in Maybe I should put this on the recruiting page.   
    He has scored, or gotten really good shots,  consistently every time teams have left his defender to handle him alone on the left block. He effectively uses a Barkley or double drop move, middle to baseline. He struggles with recognition when the D doubles down and digs. He tends to get it taken away too often in those situations. The double-drop counter seems to be his go to so his counter becomes the middle jumphook. He misses bunnies because there is no follow through on the shot. Yes you still need to follow through on palm to the basket layups and certainly on the jump hook. Without the follow through his shot doesn't have the soft backspin and sort of floats up and too many times bounces out. He does fade away from contact too much almost exclusively on the right side of the basket. I think part of it stems from him not willing to go into the defense towards the middle meaning he would have to use his left hand. 
     
    I am aware of two basic ways to teach the jump hook and I think the one he uses exacerbates his lack of follow through problem. Danny Nee taught the "V." Your shoulders never rotate, the inside arm goes up when the hand comes off the ball to protect and when you shoot your arms form the V as you hook or flip the ball up from behind your head. This is not a natural shooting motion and when your shooting hand just stops with your fingers still pointed to the sky, which it tends to do with this technique, the ball becomes a knuckler with no spin. Same thing that is happening to many of his bunnies. That means if you hit any iron you have no idea what is going to happen next in relation to the bounce.  That's what is happening to Yvan. The method I got from McDermott is a more natural shooting motion. You still get your toes parallel to the basket when you go up protecting the ball with your body. Both hands are on the ball until the top of your jump when the inside arm comes off and you rotate your shoulders to the basket. That means you are clearing out with the off arm and as you rotate the shot finishes with your regular form including a natural follow through at the end. Now you are putting up a much softer shot. One that has a better chance of dying when it hits the rim and falls in. 
     
    Defensively we are playing behind posts. I'm sure to put us in better rebounding position since that is a weakness well documented. We doubled against  Indiana and Purdue but have usually left them on their own against other teams where the posts do not scare us as much. When we get hurt is when we don't start playing defense early enough and let them seal us too close to the basket. If you are going to be successful with this technique you need to go to work early and push the post as far from the basket as you can. We relax or get overpowered, or both and the defender puts us too close to the basket which almost always ends up in 2 for the other team. The post from North Dakota did a great job of this. He sealed low and then we had no answer to his jump hook. He used the  clear out, rotate the shoulders and had a nice follow through on every shot. He has been the best fundamental offensive post player we have faced this year in my opinion. That is not surprising due to their head coach spending some time with McDermott as a GA at Wayne State. 
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    Mr. Red reacted to hhcmatt in All-Decade Team - 2010s   
    {wistfully deletes Bear Jones post}
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    Mr. Red reacted to dustystehl in All-Decade Team - 2010s   
    I'd put Leslie Smith ahead of Tanner and Rivers. 
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    Mr. Red reacted to AuroranHusker in 2019-20 Husker opponents   
    That guy is insufferable.
     
     
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    Mr. Red reacted to hhcscott in Nebraska (5-6) vs. North Dakota (5-7) Game Thread   
    Okay, I'm calling it. That's the most Nebrasketball post of the year "NIT talk...went to their head"
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    Mr. Red got a reaction from Nebrasketball1979 in Sports Nightly 2019-20   
    Love these summaries for those of us that are not able to listen.  
    Very thankful to have someone like you (and many others) doing the yeoman's work here
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    Mr. Red got a reaction from hhcmatt in Sports Nightly 2019-20   
    Love these summaries for those of us that are not able to listen.  
    Very thankful to have someone like you (and many others) doing the yeoman's work here
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    Mr. Red reacted to hhcmatt in Sports Nightly 2019-20   
    Dec 16th, 2019
     
    Show #7 - Hoiberg 
     
     
    HCFH recaps Indiana and Purdue.  It was helpful that the gameplan vs Purdue was similar to Indiana. Hoiberg specifically mentions we didn't cover the backside on the first play so they were able to throw an easy one to Haarms. 
     
    (sure enough)
     
    Ball movement has increased and HCFH attributes that to the guys trusting each other more. Sharp notes Kevin Cross's 5 assists in the last two games. Hoiberg notes that we had 22 assists on 26 made baskets vs Purdue. They talked about the film session after the Creighton game and the lack of following the game plan and ball movement. This also seemed to be a spark.
     
    Hoiberg was surprised there hadn't been a triple double before. While naming some of the guys he played against made a rib on Piaktowski that he'd have to pass the ball to someone else to get the assists. Hoiberg challenged Mack and Burke to get 14 rebounds vs Purdue and they ended up with 17. Has thought Cam has really played under control the last two games.
     
    Grand Island Chris thinks players are starting to buy in and Hoiberg is able to run with this non-question and expand on the thought. Chris doubles down and agrees with Matt Painter's assessment that Nebraska has the best fan base but once again Hoiberg is able to expand on the thought.
     
    Sharp and Hoiberg go through the Indiana game again and HCFH thought that the key was defending well when we went through a scoring drought.
     
    Dan in Omaha asks how Hoiberg keeps his composure and the talent/depth of the team as Arop/Easley are not getting a lot of minutes.  HCHF complements Easley, walk-ons, redshirt players. Expands on Arop improving daily and notes his contribution in the Indiana game where he got a needed extra possession. Notes that Easley was presented with an opportunity on Sunday and made the most of it.
     
    Hoiberg likes the staff chemistry. Notes Gates' experience in the B1G here and at Northwestern. Notes he's impressed by Matt Holt in the video department. Greg and Fred delve into how much the use of video has changed over the years. Hoiberg doesn't know how many teams use video at half time but all NBA teams do.
     
    Sharp brings up 'personnel things' which is code for Jervay Green being indefinitely suspended. Hoiberg talked about everyone having to pick it up a bit to fill in the minutes. HCFH once again praised Yvan and Cross about their play this season.
     
    Looking at the upcoming schedule, Sharp mentions North Dakota but they don't really care to get into details. HCFH thinks Kavas is pressing a bit and the law of averages will have him make 5 in a game soon. Staff is telling him to hunt his shots. Thought he had some good takes. He's confident that he'll get going. Switching to Thor, Hoiberg could sense Thor's understanding of the game back in the spring. The offense is all about reading and reacting and Thor will get baskets because of his ability to cut. Thinks Cam and Thor have developed good chemistry. Brings up Banton in practice making 4-5 layups per day making the right read and cuts. The more high IQ players we have the better the system is going to look
     
    Joe from Lincoln wants to know if anyone on the team is or could be a defensive stopper. Also wants to know his favorite golf course in Lincoln. HCFH leads with Cheatham. Next with Jervay. Tabs Firethorn for the golf question. 
     
    Went over the holiday schedule. Doensn't watch much NBA but will watch the highlights for plays to borrow. The play at the end of the Indiana game (I think where Cheatham hit the three) came from there. Sharp's 3rd attempt at a Hoiberg Christmas shopping joke gets a pity laugh from the coach to end the show.
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