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    Huskerpapa reacted to Ron Mexico in Bill Moos, AD extraordinaire   
    It wasn't that Byrne was bad with financials it was how he allocated resources. Chasing the directors cup and funneling resources to Olympic/non-revenue generating sports to the detriment of football and basketball. A good example is comparing his basketball vs baseball hires. Van Horn is a program defining hire. Barry Collier not so much. While he did put in a good effort to get Self, save for not paying  him back for dinner, he still fell short. 
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from NUtball in Italy Trip   
    Better yet...
     

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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Nighthawk in Italy Trip   
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Norm Peterson in Italy Trip   
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Norm Peterson in This year vs. Last   
    Very tough to judge; and although the trip will be helpful, I'm not sure we will really know this team until December.
     
    Heck, we often say we don't know a juco until the second semester...we not only have a couple jucos, we have a full team of newbies.
     
    It is good to be optimistic, but unfair expectations can destroy a team.
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    Huskerpapa reacted to jayschool in Peru State player will get NBA look   
    NAIA site has him at 42.9 percent from deep.
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    Huskerpapa reacted to Searching 4 Chester Surles in The New Era Begins   
    What the? Who on here has a podcast? Are we all supposed to have podcasts? Is this a thing? I don't have a podcast. Papa, do you want to start a podcast with me? We could talk about all sorts of crap that nobody should care about.
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Searching 4 Chester Surles in The New Era Begins   
    Stupid question of the day.  And this is with all due respect to the posters on this board who have podcasts.  But what qualifies an individual to produce/star in podcasts?  Is it sort of the same as writing a tweet?  I guess what I am asking is why should anyone care what somebody says on a podcast?  
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Searching 4 Chester Surles in OWH: Remaking the Roster   
    It has been a weird few months for me.  I have sat back and I am just taking "all of it" in.  It has been a whirlwind, and it is easy to understand the robust positive vibe.  
     
    I am willing to take a wait and see approach.  I want to see the players, the coaches strategy, the overall product and the results.  It is hard when you are seeing a complete new product on the court.  With the exception of Thor, we do not know how the players or the staff will react to basketball at this level.  Is that good or bad?
     
    So although I am pretty sure what we will see will be great, I cannot and will not put on my rose-colored glasses just quite yet.
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Norm Peterson in Meet the 2019-2020 University of Nebraska Men's Basketball Team   
    Random thought; I wonder if there is any consideration/possibility that the final practice (before the Italy trip) be opened up to the public at PBA?
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Searching 4 Chester Surles in 2020 Zaire Wade   
    Yeah, Dwayne had a rather difficult childhood fraught with experiences a large portion of the population can't even fathom.  His recruitment was limited due in a large part by his upbringing.  According to his bio, he was recruited by three teams.  Those teams were Marquette (where he went), Illinois State and DePaul.  It is possible that Junior will mature late and become a very fine player.  Somebody should be willing to take a risk on him.
     
     
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Cazzie22 in One more player   
    I am not expecting another move, other than the Isaiah decision.  But hey, my head continues to swirl with all the movement, so anything is possible.  
     
    My main concern is not the youth, it is with the team dynamics.  Can we come together as a team/unit?  Can we build team chemistry while learning each others strengths, weaknesses and/or nuances.  It seems that a team can be destroyed by "little things."  Yet I am pretty confident that the Italy trip and the preseason workouts will help make this bunch a team.  
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from aphilso1 in Next years starting lineup.   
    I am truly attempting to keep my expectations in check.  Coach Matt made it seem like we have a fantastic roster with no holes, yet we all know holes will exist.  That said, it appears to me that there will be great competition for playing time, and that will make every player better.  
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from BigTate in Will Roby be back next year?   
    I only watch small bits and pieces of the NBA.  Not sure why, but my theory is that the players make the game appear too easy.  But it seems to fit with a lot of people so what the hey.
     
    That said, I hope Isiah can reach and exceed each and every one of his goals.  I also hope that he earns his degree...just because.  I also hope that he comes back and visits and can become a great legacy.  
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from colhusker in 2020 Zaire Wade   
    Gabriel and Dwayne are our unofficial West Coast recruiting coordinators.  
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in 2020 Zaire Wade   
    Gabriel and Dwayne are our unofficial West Coast recruiting coordinators.  
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Cazzie22 in Next years starting lineup.   
    I am truly attempting to keep my expectations in check.  Coach Matt made it seem like we have a fantastic roster with no holes, yet we all know holes will exist.  That said, it appears to me that there will be great competition for playing time, and that will make every player better.  
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Norm Peterson in Next years starting lineup.   
    I am truly attempting to keep my expectations in check.  Coach Matt made it seem like we have a fantastic roster with no holes, yet we all know holes will exist.  That said, it appears to me that there will be great competition for playing time, and that will make every player better.  
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    Huskerpapa reacted to MichHusker in Roster Attrition   
    Very accurate. I put a spreadsheet together a month or so ago of returning production and it was assuming everyone who had eligibility was coming back. We still were either last or 2nd to last in returning points, rebounds, and assists. I’ll have to update it to get the most accurate numbers but yea...not much coming back
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from HolyBobpilgrimage in Phantasmagorical   
    On March 24, 2019 we lost to TCU in the NIT.  Since then and even a few months before,  Husker basketball fans have lived in a surreal world.  I may be missing a bunch of stuff, but here are some highlights:
    Many wanted a Moos hide hanging somewhere.  Angst about what was going to happen, and the rumors versus facts raised temperatures; The months of January and February were horrible.  Losing became contagious, rumors spread like wildfires; Players were falling left and right.  At the end of the season, we started playing decent basketball with players that didn't see the floor the first several months of the season. Johnny who??? Trueblood, Watson, Palmer, Copeland and Borchardt finalize eligibility; Miles is fired; Now what???? Home run hire.  Welcome to Nebraska Coach Hoiberg!!! We hired some dude with a strange sounding name, Matt Abdelmassih, as an assistant;   We hired a current head coach as an assistant...some dude named Doc...oh wait, he was once a head coach here!!! Bobby Lutz finally answered his Nebraska page; We kept an assistant who is known to be able to recruit; Well, we have some players coming back, but what are we going to do for players next year?? Great news, Burke is going to stay...and Akol, Jervay, Donovan, and D'Andre all recommitted to Coach Hoiberg and the program; Oops, Tom is leaving, and Nana, and Amir, and Karrington, and Heiman -- to me meh, to some, the sky is falling; Hey Thor is staying...really, he even dropped an expletive to emphasize it even though a certain reporter said he was gone; Isaiah is here, at least for a few more days...or perhaps all of next year depending on a very good workout for the NBA; Now enter stage right - we kept Jervay as mentioned.  Then came the great news, almost day after day: Banton, Cheatham, Cross, Curtis, Kavas, Mack, Ouedraogo, Piatkowski, Stevenson, Walker and Easely all committed to play here.  Wait, whaaaat?  
    My head is spinning.  I think I am in a bit of shock.  Is this really happening here?  At Nebraska?  Am I dreaming?  What is next?  What did I miss?  Do I really need to take my reading glasses to scrimmages and games so I can identify our players early on?
     
    WHEW!
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    Huskerpapa reacted to jimmykc in Phantasmagorical   
    Upvoted for the title. I think it is the longest one- word thread title I can remember. Reminds me of one of the scariest movies which is seldom reran on tv,"Phantasm". Maybe I'll watch it again if I'm feeling brave someday. Oh, pretty good summary of the past few weeks too.
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from hhcmatt in Phantasmagorical   
    On March 24, 2019 we lost to TCU in the NIT.  Since then and even a few months before,  Husker basketball fans have lived in a surreal world.  I may be missing a bunch of stuff, but here are some highlights:
    Many wanted a Moos hide hanging somewhere.  Angst about what was going to happen, and the rumors versus facts raised temperatures; The months of January and February were horrible.  Losing became contagious, rumors spread like wildfires; Players were falling left and right.  At the end of the season, we started playing decent basketball with players that didn't see the floor the first several months of the season. Johnny who??? Trueblood, Watson, Palmer, Copeland and Borchardt finalize eligibility; Miles is fired; Now what???? Home run hire.  Welcome to Nebraska Coach Hoiberg!!! We hired some dude with a strange sounding name, Matt Abdelmassih, as an assistant;   We hired a current head coach as an assistant...some dude named Doc...oh wait, he was once a head coach here!!! Bobby Lutz finally answered his Nebraska page; We kept an assistant who is known to be able to recruit; Well, we have some players coming back, but what are we going to do for players next year?? Great news, Burke is going to stay...and Akol, Jervay, Donovan, and D'Andre all recommitted to Coach Hoiberg and the program; Oops, Tom is leaving, and Nana, and Amir, and Karrington, and Heiman -- to me meh, to some, the sky is falling; Hey Thor is staying...really, he even dropped an expletive to emphasize it even though a certain reporter said he was gone; Isaiah is here, at least for a few more days...or perhaps all of next year depending on a very good workout for the NBA; Now enter stage right - we kept Jervay as mentioned.  Then came the great news, almost day after day: Banton, Cheatham, Cross, Curtis, Kavas, Mack, Ouedraogo, Piatkowski, Stevenson, Walker and Easely all committed to play here.  Wait, whaaaat?  
    My head is spinning.  I think I am in a bit of shock.  Is this really happening here?  At Nebraska?  Am I dreaming?  What is next?  What did I miss?  Do I really need to take my reading glasses to scrimmages and games so I can identify our players early on?
     
    WHEW!
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from jimmykc in Phantasmagorical   
    On March 24, 2019 we lost to TCU in the NIT.  Since then and even a few months before,  Husker basketball fans have lived in a surreal world.  I may be missing a bunch of stuff, but here are some highlights:
    Many wanted a Moos hide hanging somewhere.  Angst about what was going to happen, and the rumors versus facts raised temperatures; The months of January and February were horrible.  Losing became contagious, rumors spread like wildfires; Players were falling left and right.  At the end of the season, we started playing decent basketball with players that didn't see the floor the first several months of the season. Johnny who??? Trueblood, Watson, Palmer, Copeland and Borchardt finalize eligibility; Miles is fired; Now what???? Home run hire.  Welcome to Nebraska Coach Hoiberg!!! We hired some dude with a strange sounding name, Matt Abdelmassih, as an assistant;   We hired a current head coach as an assistant...some dude named Doc...oh wait, he was once a head coach here!!! Bobby Lutz finally answered his Nebraska page; We kept an assistant who is known to be able to recruit; Well, we have some players coming back, but what are we going to do for players next year?? Great news, Burke is going to stay...and Akol, Jervay, Donovan, and D'Andre all recommitted to Coach Hoiberg and the program; Oops, Tom is leaving, and Nana, and Amir, and Karrington, and Heiman -- to me meh, to some, the sky is falling; Hey Thor is staying...really, he even dropped an expletive to emphasize it even though a certain reporter said he was gone; Isaiah is here, at least for a few more days...or perhaps all of next year depending on a very good workout for the NBA; Now enter stage right - we kept Jervay as mentioned.  Then came the great news, almost day after day: Banton, Cheatham, Cross, Curtis, Kavas, Mack, Ouedraogo, Piatkowski, Stevenson, Walker and Easely all committed to play here.  Wait, whaaaat?  
    My head is spinning.  I think I am in a bit of shock.  Is this really happening here?  At Nebraska?  Am I dreaming?  What is next?  What did I miss?  Do I really need to take my reading glasses to scrimmages and games so I can identify our players early on?
     
    WHEW!
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from aphilso1 in One more player   
    I am not expecting another move, other than the Isaiah decision.  But hey, my head continues to swirl with all the movement, so anything is possible.  
     
    My main concern is not the youth, it is with the team dynamics.  Can we come together as a team/unit?  Can we build team chemistry while learning each others strengths, weaknesses and/or nuances.  It seems that a team can be destroyed by "little things."  Yet I am pretty confident that the Italy trip and the preseason workouts will help make this bunch a team.  
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    Huskerpapa got a reaction from Norm Peterson in Thomas Allen is NOT N   
    This writer sort of takes a shot at the Huskers on behalf of Tom.  Surgery is this week.  Whoever edited this did a poor job!
     
    https://us.blastingnews.com/sports/2019/05/former-nebraska-basketball-player-thomas-allen-discloses-hell-need-surgery-on-ankle-002915707.html
     
    MRI reveals something worse
    Thomas Allen announced the latest happening on his official Twitter account. "After three months I finally got an MRI last week on my ankle and found out I have to have surgery on Wednesday, everything happens for a reason.
    Thomas Allen apparently needs surgery afrer rehabbing for months. [Image via HuskerOnline Video/YouTube] I know I will come back better than I was before putting it all in God’s hand."
    It has to be incredibly frustrating for Allen, who was likely wondering why in the world it was taking so long for his injury to heal. It also doesn't a particularly favorable light on the Huskers and their athletic training staff. Of course, it's possible that the same group would have suggested before now that Allen get another look at the ankle if he had remained a member of the Nebraska basketball team.
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