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Everything posted by bkamler

  1. I’m surprised Mack doesn’t bark at our bigs when they blow bunnies.
  2. Our bigs bend over when they get the ball under the basket which allows two or three defenders to smoother them and they do not pass it out to the two guys that are open. They are young but you would think they would start learning to go up right away rather than hesitate like they do.
  3. If we could make our layups and hit a mediocrely 50% of our three foot shots we would be tied.
  4. When your bigs miss more than ten bunnies against ND a loss is likely. I know they are young and I know they will get better but Mack should have had 13-15 assists tonight. Without Kavas hitting 4-5 on threes we lose by ten to fifteen. Our D tonight was pathetic which reminds me that I said to my wife that Doc was not involved at all when the coaches huddled during time outs before addressing the team. She watched and agreed. Mack played very well. But all I can say is onward and upward.
  5. I’ve had four concussions and seen dozens first hand in sports and I would unofficially rate Harm’s concussion a 9 or 10. Dark room and bed rest for a while.
  6. Going small has improved our offense a lot but not our D.
  7. If Mack would simply bend his knees on his free throw shots he would improve massively.
  8. On our field goal shooting and free throw shooting there is a one unfortunate thread. When we miss we aren’t usually just short or long nor are we usually just left or right of the basket...we are some combination of both! In my shooting days it was one or the other that caused a misfire which made it so much easier to make a slight correction to your release and follow thru to make your shot true. Don’t know what can be done to affect a quick fix to a shooter when his shot is both off line and off distance. Gonna be a long season I’m afraid.
  9. When Southern Utah went into the zone in the second half it absolutely killed us. 70% of the time we took threes at which we are horrible at shooting and the other 30% of the time when we penetrated the zone we got makable shots or free throws almost every time. Our missed threes were almost all absolute bricks...no chance of going in but Hoiberg is a master at teaching the art of shooting so I have hope.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. That’s what I heard but not sure of it. That would be cool.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Unless he got a scholarship it may be financially foolish to stick around.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. Where else could Hoiberg go and simply win one NCAA tournament game and become a legend?
  22. 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.
  23. 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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