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Hooper last won the day on April 9 2018

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  1. We can debate whether next year should be viewed as year 2 or 3 of the Hoiberg era, but the bottom line is that this program needs to take a sizeable step forward next season. They've faced adversity, but when you really distill it down, Nebraska just needs better players and more of them. Fred & Co. need to hit on more recruits and have fewer busts. You can be a schematic genius, but if you don't have the pieces in place to execute your vision, you're not going to win many games at this level. The 2019 recruiting class was a huge setback for this program and honestly the main
  2. I disagree. Scholarships are precious, and what exactly is Yvan's role on next year's team? He would effectively become the #4 big behind Walker, Andre and Breidenbach. I believe Fred probably would rather have Breidenbach come in at the five if necessary instead of Ouedraogo, who is incredibly limited offensively. I'm sure there are some match-ups against big physical centers where maybe Yvan would get the nod, but his upside is minimal, and he's a black hole offensively. He seems like a great kid, but I've never seen someone struggle so badly to put a round ball in a basket from
  3. Tough to project Breidenbach as a starter over Lat in my opinion. I also don't see Banton sitting on the bench next year, though he may be used more off the ball. He will have to improve quite a bit as an outside shooter, however. Unless there are any major future additions, and assuming Thor and Kobe don't return, I still see it like this: T. McGowens B. McGowens D. Banton L. Mayen D. Walker
  4. I don't think we really need to speculate about how Teddy would do against tougher competition. Just go to YouTube and watch him against teams like Oklahoma and KSU from his true freshman season two years ago. He's already faced numerous top-10 Division I programs and put up double digits in the scoring column. He'll be fine.
  5. These situations are always fluid and subject to change, but as of a month ago, he was telling folks associated with the program that he was leaving. It's possible he's changed his mind.
  6. No one should expect Nana to be back next year. He's gone as far as I've heard.
  7. This is Moos buying a year to find his guy. There's certainly a downside to this approach. The uncertainty of Miles' contract and the improbability that he'd get a lengthy extension may have been a major factor in Kenya Hunter leaving for UConn. I haven't heard anything, but it seems logical that it would have been a factor. Hunter's departure created a domino effect that resulted in the loss of Xavier Johnson, which is a huge blow to this team. If this is a cost-benefit type of situation, then I'd say the costs are mounting if the contract situation led to Hunter leaving. Again,
  8. I'm not an AD or someone who's very knowledgeable about coaches out there and who's realistic. I'd start with Greg Popovich and Jay Wright and go from there.
  9. Well, Altman was a special case due to being a native Nebraskan and having familiarity with the program. As I posted before, a one-year extension for Miles would buy Moos another year to work on other possibilities. Of course he has a list handy, but that doesn't imply that any reciprocal interest will exist. I just don't believe we're going to see Miles replaced with another mid-major roll of the dice. They've got big money to throw at this problem and are targeting proven winners. When you're Nebraska, that's a tough plan to execute, but I know the willingness and financial commi
  10. I really don't believe some folks here appreciate what's been going on behind the scenes with our basketball program. Let's start with the aggressive pursuit of Dana Altman, which our AD has denied, and many here believed him. Sorry, but that's nonsense. As I posted when this was going on a couple of weeks ago, Nebraska fans are not entitled to full disclosure from the AD about what's going on behind the scenes with the basketball program. He was asked about Altman, flat denied it (lying in the process), and I have no problem with that. It's not the type of information that needs to be admitte
  11. You're just not looking at this from a realistic perspective. Tim Miles' job security is poor. Hanging by a thread is probably the best way to describe it right now. Tim knows it, his assistants know it and his players know it. What you're seeing are people trying to secure a stable future for themselves and their families, which they have every right to do, and which no reasonable person could challenge or dispute. If you know your boss isn't likely to survive for very much longer in his current role, would you not secure something more stable for you and your family? Making Nebraska great ag
  12. I continue to be baffled about why people believe there are only two viable scenarios here -- all in or all out on Miles. Again, I see three scenarios: 1) You believe Miles is the guy - Go all in and offer a major extension 2) You don't believe Miles is the guy and you have his replacement in the bag - Go all out, fire Miles and hire the new guy to a big contract worthy of his status in the profession 3) You don't believe Miles is the guy but you don't have your guy yet - Offer a small extension to buy time and be prepared to have recruiting affected for one year (but you
  13. Sorry, I'm not deliberately trying to ignore your posts. I just didn't notice that you used the word "contract" instead of "extension," so, yes, we're talking about a two-year difference in contract duration. Sorry about that. I believe there's a lot of sensitivity among the AD, Regents and top boosters about how many coaches we're paying right now. We're currently paying three different football HCs. I don't think it's thriftiness, but rather a sense of prudence and fiscal responsibility that's driving these decisions. They're not looking to hand out free money, but I believe they
  14. I don't see it that way. The reason why is that if another coach were hired next year to replace Miles, that coach and his staff would bring their own cultivated relationships with them, just as Frost and his staff did. These relationships are portable.
  15. No, I'm talking about a one-year extension (not a 3-year extension) and you're talking about a five-year extension. Your assumption that a one-year extension puts us right back in the same place a year from now isn't necessarily true. If you give him a one-year extension, you're doing so to buy yourself another year to find a replacement. We're not necessarily right back where we started. Granted, if we're having this same conversation a year from now and Moos doesn't have a replacement secured, then it will have been a failed gambit. There's a lot of short-term thinking going on h
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