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  1. I loved how easy it was for Thor to drive to the bucket what little he played before injuries required him to play. So because of that I watched him shoot in warmups and he didn’t shoot much at all. When balls came to him he passed them on to starters like he wasn’t even interested in shooting. It seemed really weird. I do remember one free throw that he shot off the palm of his hand not even touching the ball with his fingertips! I almost threw up I was so disgusted. As the season went on he used his fingertips more but that is how bad his shooting fundamentals were. As out team learns Hoiberg’s spacing fundamentals the driving lanes should be open for Thor to make layups or dish it back out for rhythm three’s. That’s if he plays at all.
  2. I’ve been a Dead Red NU basketball fan since 1958 and this has me thinking the unthinkable...NCAA tourney win, Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4 and National Championship. I need to take better care of myself so I am around to see it. I’m off to walk two more miles to add to my first two miles so I can keep my blood pressure down.
  3. I remember a Saturday Big 8 TV game where the color commentator pointed out that not only was Boone not making any effort to play D by moving his feet, he didn’t even bother to put his hands up when his man had the ball. They put the camera on him next possession to confirm it. Couldn’t stand Boone but his dad played in the ABA and was a stand up person on and off the court.
  4. That’s what I heard but not sure of it. That would be cool.
  5. I’m a season ticket holder so I was at every home game and watched the Huskers shooting threes in warmups and the best pure shooter on the team is Costello. I’ve seen him hit ten or more “nothing but net” three’s in a row during warmups. So so if Hoiberg truely lives three point shooters he may play Costello some in this transition year.
  6. I fondly remember Lantz, Baach, Branch, Campbell and Simmons. Simmons started for the Denver Nuggets ABA team when I was going to college at University of Denver. solid ball player.
  7. Unless he got a scholarship it may be financially foolish to stick around.
  8. Does Trueblood have a year of eligibility left? During warmups in the last two home games I watched Costello shoot and several times he hit over ten threes in a row nothing but net...why he didn’t play really baffled me.
  9. Been a loyal Husker basketball, football and baseball fan since 1958 when I was 8 years old. However basketball has been the most challenging allegiance due to the chronic failure to thrive. Went to University of Denver 1968 as a D1 baseball player after declining a UNL offer, which in those days was full tuition, etc. I remember me and my fellow Nebraska buddies driving into eastern Colorado from Denver in 1972 through 1975 in order to get the KFAB signal to listen to the NU game while drinking a few beers. I remember the Cipriano and Iba and Collier and Sadler years. I was at the NU upset of #1 Michigan when we had Fred Hare as our offensive star. i remember so many things but I am simply THRILLED that Fred Hoiberg is our coach. I told my boys that st age 69 I had come to the realization that I may not see a NCAA tournament victory before I die. Now I’m betting I will see that win! My wife and I are season ticket holders and we can’t wait for next season.
  10. I am thrilled beyond imagination with Fred Hoiberg becoming the Husker basketball coach. I scoured the web for articles about his playing and coaching history. You can imagine my alarm when I read that his NBA career was ended by open heart surgery in 2014. He had a heart valve replaced and all is well now as the problem while very serious was simply a defective valve and was not stress related or life style related. I’m one happy camper. Let the journey begin!
  11. Roby has weak hands or bad hands and needs to put on ten pounds of muscle. Weights can help him in both areas. Also his passing is very sloppy and that is correctable. Another year with an NBA coach would serve him well.
  12. Where else could Hoiberg go and simply win one NCAA tournament game and become a legend?
  13. Our Lakehouse south of Columbus is dry as far as we know. Can’t get there. All I can say is “knock on wood” and we will volunteer to help others who need help.
  14. I did mention that our legs may not be up to the challenge but ignoring that variable I like the matchup all things considered.
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