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NUdiehard last won the day on June 16 2013

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  1. NUdiehard

    College Hoops Countdown

    Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that whenever HuskerHoops has these short video clips of practice that Roby is never participating in the actual basketball activity (and I don't see him in this picture of the entire team sprinting either). I could be wrong about this, I just know that everytime I see one I look for him and cannot ever seem to find him as part of the drill or workout. Does anyone know anything about his status? Is he 100%? Do they hold him out of some drills and sprints as a precaution?
  2. NUdiehard

    Roby (is Good)

    For those who didn't listen, both "analysts" ranked Roby as their #1 NBA prospect in the entire B1G. (I have no idea the credibility of these guys, but I do think The Stepien is a pretty reputable scouting service and I know a different The Stepien podcaster was recently hired as a scout by the Sixers. They definitely had considerable and advanced stats to support their positions.) They both basically said they could do an hour-long podcast "gushing" on just him they like his potential so much. They both ranked Roby as a 1st round lottery pick and one of them considered ranking him as a top 10 pick in next year's draft. They went on to name Palmer as their #12 B1G prospect (Copeland did not make their list of about 20 prospects).
  3. NUdiehard

    Team Photo

    It's always intriguing when the Husker Hoops team photo comes out because the photo doesn't lie about height (unless some players cheat and stand on tip-toes :). The one big take away from this year's photo is that our new "big" is really not-so-big. Chan is listed at 6'8" on the roster and was recruited to be a potential backup big after the departure of Jordy. Ummm, I sure hope his wing-span is about 8 feet because he is the exact same height as our new PG Amir Harris and our new SG Karrington Davis (and 5 lbs lighter at that). He stands right next to Copeland and is dwarfed by him. On the flip side, it does appear Harris and KD are legit 6'6", which is pretty solid for a PG and SG. Roby looks like he has bulked up nicely.
  4. NUdiehard

    Roby (is Good)

    Miles doesn’t have to listen to anybody. He is the head coach. He can do whatever he wants. Never meant to suggest otherwise.
  5. NUdiehard

    Roby (is Good)

    1. For the first half of the season Roby was only playing 19 minutes per game on average. He averaged just 24 minutes per game for the entire season, which is less than Anton Gill and Evan Taylor. 2. If Roby didn't have the "confidence" to be more of a playmaker, gee, I wonder why? Roby would get pulled out of the game and ripped on time and time again for any small mistake. We all saw it. If you were Roby, and you knew you were going get benched and ripped if you made a single mistake, would you be overly-aggressive in attacking the basket or trying to shoot or create or make things happen? Heck, one time he got yanked and ripped for being called for an illegal screen when two Minnesota players simply ran into each other. And the argument that he couldn't play longer because of fouls doesn't hold water because by the end of the year was playing over 30 minutes a game which proves he could. 3. I don't have much inside info to share with this board, but I do happen to know that there were prominent people around the basketball program who were imploring Miles last season to make Roby a more prominent part of the offense and to quit pulling him out of the game every time he made a little mistake 4. I agree that more shots will decrease his efficiency, that is going to be true with any player. But the odds are that he will still be more efficient than average. Palmer finished the year shooting under 31% from 3. That is not efficient at all. Palmer is awesome. He was awesome last year and carried the team though a stretch in the middle of the season. But then when his shot quit falling towards the end of the season, there was no plan B. Roby should have been groomed to be plan B or even A throughout the entire season, but he was not. There were very few sets that were run through Roby. My observation was that mindset was never instilled into Roby by Miles or the coaching staff. 5. Somebody above said Copeland was our most efficient offensive player, but that is not correct. Copeland shot 37% from 3 and 47% overall. Roby shot 40.5% on 3 (granted on much lower volume, but that is partly my point) and a whopping 56.5% overall. And this may surprise some, but Roby actually shot and made more free throws than Copeland on the year even though Copeland played 31 minutes/game and Roby only 24/game. Oh, and Roby averaged more rebounds than Copeland per game even though he played 7 minutes less per game. Not to mention twice as many blocks. 6. I hope all of this is water under the bridge. Last year is over. The hope is that lessons have been learned and Miles and staff now understand what they have in Roby and tailor their offense (and defense) to maximize his production and involvement in every aspect. Roby is not just "potential". He is the best player on the team right now. The best player should be the focal point, but we'll have to see if it plays out that way.
  6. NUdiehard

    Roby (is Good)

    Roby is the best player on the team. Last year he was woefully underutilized on offense. Roby was by far the most efficient scorer on the team and was one of the most efficient scorers in the B1G. He should be the focal point of the offense and most sets should run through him. The days of Palmer shooting 15-20 times every game should be over and Miles should be exhorting Roby to be more aggressive and looking to both score and create for others. He also should have the green light to bring the ball up the court on a good portion of his defensive rebounds.
  7. NUdiehard

    Let me get this straight...

    Norm on this one I 100% agree with you (and LadyHusker) and frankly I am shocked by how poorly Moos handled his situation and am just as shocked that all true Husker Hoops fans can’t see that. Thers were only 2 viable options for Moos after the end is the season: 1. Immediately give Miles at least a 2 year extension; or 2. Fire Miles and hire “his” coach Playing the waiting game and putting out feelers and then giving just a token 1 year extension was the worst thing he could do and if I/we/you have to take the time to repeatedly explain why then it’s not worth the effort because some will just never get it.
  8. Miles needs to recruit some guys who can shoot the ball. The modern game is all about space and pace and shooting 3s and driving to the rim. Need shooters do space the floor get easy points and open the paint. As for this game: Copeland played 31 minutes and had 2 rebounds and poor defense. Watson. 3-12 Palmer 5-15 (including a meaningless cheapy at end) Didn’t look like a tourney team tonight in any respect. At some point a program like NU has to earn respect rather than whining about adversity
  9. Copeland has played 24 minutes and has 1 rebound
  10. Coaching incompetence. Quit guarding him so far out on the perimeter
  11. Why are they guarding that guy so tight way out on the perimeter? Why?!?
  12. Copeland’s defense has been atrocious so far
  13. What’s the point of having a wider 3 Point Ln. if you’re not going to call three seconds?
  14. NUdiehard

    Scheduling is everything

    Everyone is focusing way too much on Nebraska's non-conference schedule. What doomed NU from the start is the collective poor performance of OTHER Big 10 teams in the non-conf. The most important factor in having a chance to get into the dance is having ALL Big 10 teams do well in the non-conference. Those bad losses by teams like PSU and Iowa, Illinois, were absolute killers, not only for those teams that lost, but for ALL teams in the B1G. When those other B1G teams lose in non-conference, they bring their poor RPI into the conference, and that brings down every conference team because even beating those teams can actually drop your RPI. It makes it impossible to get multiple Quad 1 wins, etc. If every team in the Big could come into conference with an RPI of 75 or better, that would allow all teams multiple, multiple, multiple changes at Quad 1 wins. And apparently it doesn't matter how many you lose (ie, Oklahoma) as long as you rack up a few wins. Thus, no more laughing when Iowa or Illinois loses to Sisters-of-the-Poor in non-conference because that loss could potentially hurt us as much as them.
  15. NUdiehard

    The Big 10

    This X 1000. The lesson we need to all learn from this year is that what matters most is the collective success of ALL Big 10 teams in the non-conference. When our fellow B1G teams struggle or have bad losses in the non-conference, it absolutely crushes the chances of teams like Nebraska trying to get into the Dance because even 13 wins in conference play don't mean a thing because the conference is seen as being full of bad teams. Once league play starts, all the low (or even average or middle) RPI Big 10 teams hurt all the other teams and the cycle never ends. The factor of most importance is to have ALL (or as many as possible) Big 10 teams do well in non-conf. and all have good RPIs going into to conference play because if they don't then it is almost impossible for a team to move up in RPI no matter how many wins. Those terrible losses by teams like Iowa and Penn State this season in non-conf. were killers, for all teams in Big except the top 3 which just were so good and had such good non-conf. wins to overcome it.
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