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I'm hearing that Fred Hoilberg is going to be the new coach.  Byran Munson over on Rivals is saying this.  I have been a long time poster over on the Old Big Red Report site (now 247) and Munson was there for a long long time.  He has really good sources and wouldn't be saying this if he didn't think this was going down.  This was posted over on 247 site and most posters there are all in on a change and really like the hire of Hoilberg if it in fact comes to fruition! Tim Miles is a good guy and put together and really good team, that even with the one big injury should have competed far better than they did.  Why were these guys playing with the fire the whole season like they have that last 4 games?  That's coaching plan and simple.  Since Miles has been here it's always this way. For 2-3 games they become world beaters and then can't beat the play ground guys for 8 games.  Just my view, I know there are many of you that see it differently!

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1 hour ago, Mavric said:

 

I voted “pretty excited”. That’s probably overstating it some.  But, I would be more excited than “meh”. 

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39 minutes ago, BigRedBuster said:

I voted “pretty excited”. That’s probably overstating it some.  But, I would be more excited than “meh”. 

Same.

 

I don't have a problem admitting I don't really care about Husker basketball. Basketball isn't that big of a deal to me in general, but, a big name hire would certainly get me more engaged.

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Someone I met last night told me Hoiberg is already a done deal. Just waiting for miles to get fired to make it official.  I may have had a few by this point but I believe he told me $4 mill/yr for 7 years.  Take it fwiw.  

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22 minutes ago, RedSavage said:

Someone I met last night told me Hoiberg is already a done deal. Just waiting for miles to get fired to make it official.  I may have had a few by this point but I believe he told me $4 mill/yr for 7 years.  Take it fwiw.  

I didn't realize that fred is Lincoln kid.  I could see him in husker red. 

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56 minutes ago, RedSavage said:

Someone I met last night told me Hoiberg is already a done deal. Just waiting for miles to get fired to make it official.  I may have had a few by this point but I believe he told me $4 mill/yr for 7 years.  Take it fwiw.  

I could live with that.

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2 hours ago, RedSavage said:

Someone I met last night told me Hoiberg is already a done deal. Just waiting for miles to get fired to make it official.  I may have had a few by this point but I believe he told me $4 mill/yr for 7 years.  Take it fwiw.  

That's big boy $$.

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13 hours ago, Warrior10 said:

That's big boy $$.

If true. I would have to say well done Moos. That would make 2 big boy hires in the 2 most important sports.

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2 hours ago, SouthLincoln Husker said:

Your counting bonuses.  Base salary, he is 4th or 5th.

 

Good catch - I totally missed that.

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During all of this coaching change, you always have to be interested/concerned about recruiting.  I like the guys Miles has coming in....even though we still need one or two big guys.  

 

I think Hoiburg is the type of hire that can keep those guys excited about coming to Nebraska and hopefully go out and get some big guys.

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6 minutes ago, B.B. Hemingway said:

The tweet that @teachercd was referencing in his status. Obviously, the source should be taken with a grain of salt, but....

 

 

That account is run (allegedly) by some D1 Asst coaches. 

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18 hours ago, SouthLincoln Husker said:

I didn't realize that fred is Lincoln kid.  I could see him in husker red. 

 I believe his grandfather was a former hoops coach at Nebraska?

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1 minute ago, Warrior10 said:

Hoiberg needs to hire ace recruiters, because he is zilch.

Sort of, it is weird.  He hates recruiting so he will go the JC route, which is smart because the recruiting is so different.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Warrior10 said:

Hoiberg needs to hire ace recruiters, because he is zilch.

That's the only part that concerns me about the hire.  

 

If he hires some really good recruiters as assistants (as long as they also can coach) he should be good.

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55 minutes ago, teachercd said:

Sort of, it is weird.  He hates recruiting so he will go the JC route, which is smart because the recruiting is so different.

 

Going JUCO and Transfers probably wouldn't be a terrible option.

 

Working for Nevada.

 

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Didn't mean just grad transfers

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5 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

Going JUCO and Grad Transfer probably wouldn't be a terrible option.

 

Working for Nevada.

You can get tons of good JC guys...and the recruiting process for them is not like the HS recruiting.  

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1 minute ago, Mavric said:

 

Going JUCO and Grad Transfer probably wouldn't be a terrible option.

 

Working for Nevada.

There's players worth grabbing for sure but I'd rather he build a team and not have the team be predicated on JUCO's again like we are now

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Just now, RedSavage said:

There's players worth grabbing for sure but I'd rather he build a team and not have the team be predicated on JUCO's again like we are now

 

Do we even have a JUCO right now?

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1 minute ago, Mavric said:

 

Do we even have a JUCO right now?

Yes but they're not playing ;).  I worded that poorly.  I meant more of the Terran Petteways, JPJ's and the like as the way of "building" the team

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4 minutes ago, RedSavage said:

Yes but they're not playing ;).  I worded that poorly.  I meant more of the Terran Petteways, JPJ's and the like as the way of "building" the team

 

I mean .... those have been our best players.  I would think more of them would be a good thing.

 

But they're not JUCOs

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I would be thrilled with Hoiberg.  I don't care if he "doesn't like to recruit" as some have posted.  The guy won at Iowa State and I think he could win at Nebraska.  I don't care how he would get it done, I just want to see a winning program.  Are NU basketball fans in a spot to complain about how Hoiberg would build a winning program?  If Hoiberg were able to make a few NCAA tournament appearances and win one or two NCAA tourney games, he would be the best coach in Nebrasketball history.

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1 minute ago, Mavric said:

 

I mean .... those have been our best players.  I would think more of them would be a good thing.

 

But they're not JUCOs

Building the team with Petteway and Palmer, Jr. as the star players wasn't the problem.  I would want those type of players on my roster any year.  The problem was Miles lack of ability to recruit and/or develop players around them.  

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I get Fred had some good assistants at Iowa State, but he recruited 3 kids who are in the NBA. Also had transfers who made the NBA 

 

Royce White - NBA

Chris Babb - NBA

Deonte Burton - Currently in the NBA

Naz Long - Currently NBA

Georges Niang - Currently in the NBA

Monte Morris - Currently in the NBA

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5 minutes ago, ColoradoHusk said:

I would be thrilled with Hoiberg.  I don't care if he "doesn't like to recruit" as some have posted.  The guy won at Iowa State and I think he could win at Nebraska.  I don't care how he would get it done, I just want to see a winning program.  Are NU basketball fans in a spot to complain about how Hoiberg would build a winning program?  If Hoiberg were able to make a few NCAA tournament appearances and win one or two NCAA tourney games, he would be the best coach in Nebrasketball history.

This hire is such a homerun that it is hard to even understand.  

 

1.  He coaches a fast fun entertaining type of offense

2.  He doesn't really give a f#&% about defense but really who care as long as you score more points

3.  Sure he hates recruiting but I am guessing 95% of coaches hate it, it doesn't mean he wasn't decent at it.

4.  I am jealous of this hire, as an Illini fan, this makes me jealous.

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I just want a coach who can coach.

 

I certainly would prefer 4-year style guys but at the end of the day, just win!

 

Know your system and recruit players to that system. 

 

Miles biggest problem was he wasnt always great at recruiting guys who fit to his system.... too often he let it become "hero" ball where on guy (Petteway/Palmer) dribble around by himself and try to make something happen.

 

He only seemed to be able to recruit slashers. 

 

 

I hope it is Hoiberg. His name alone should be able to attract some talent.... One wrinkle i do think might be interesting is D'Wayne Wade.

 

Wade didnt do well with Hoiberg as a coach and Wade's son is looking at Nebraska. You dont not hire him because of that but we have enjoyed some of the hype Wade has brought in. 

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Just now, teachercd said:

This hire is such a homerun that it is hard to even understand.  

 

1.  He coaches a fast fun entertaining type of offense

2.  He doesn't really give a f#&% about defense but really who care as long as you score more points

3.  Sure he hates recruiting but I am guessing 95% of coaches hate it, it doesn't mean he wasn't decent at it.

4.  I am jealous of this hire, as an Illini fan, this makes me jealous.

 

Follow-up to your post:

 

1)  Players would rather play in a fast, fun entertaining offense than a slow-it-down and grind-it-out offense.

2)  There are enough defense oriented teams in the Big Ten, I don't have a problem with being an offensive focused team.  They will be an outlier in the conference.

3)  Hire assistant coaches who are stud recruiters, that's what the best coaches do anyway.

 

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10 minutes ago, ColoradoHusk said:

Building the team with Petteway and Palmer, Jr. as the star players wasn't the problem.  I would want those type of players on my roster any year.  The problem was Miles lack of ability to recruit and/or develop players around them.  

 

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Just now, Mavric said:

 

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Hahahaha!!!

 

I don't get why fans don't want scorers who can go for 25-30 on a given night and carry a team to victory.  Yes, we shouldn't expect that to be the norm, but that's where the rest of the roster needs to be built up or have a good coach to figure things out when the #1 is slightly off for that game.

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1 hour ago, Warrior10 said:

Hoiberg needs to hire ace recruiters, because he is zilch.

Btw, I would love this hire and he was at the top of my list. 

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4 minutes ago, teachercd said:

This hire is such a homerun that it is hard to even understand.  

 

1.  He coaches a fast fun entertaining type of offense

 

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In 2012-13 Iowa State had the #2 scoring offense in the country (Iona was #1).  In 2013-14 they were #5.  In 2014-15 they were #12.  Only in 2014-15 were there any Power 5 schools ahead of them and they were still #3 among that group.

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2 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

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In 2012-13 Iowa State had the #2 scoring offense in the country (Iona was #1).  In 2013-14 they were #5.  In 2014-15 they were #12.  Only in 2014-15 were there any Power 5 schools ahead of them and they were still #3 among that group.

I didn't even know it was that impressive.  This is such an amazing hire (assuming it is true)

 

 

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2 hours ago, B.B. Hemingway said:

The tweet that @teachercd was referencing in his status. Obviously, the source should be taken with a grain of salt, but....

 

 

 

Google already knows.....

 

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1 minute ago, BIG ERN said:

If people don't think Hoiberg is the best guy we could get then you are delusional....

Honestly, he might be the best guy for any current opening.  

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If Hoiberg is the guy it is a slam dunk and seeing all the media who weighed in on this process all week eat their words, especially Andy Katz, will be enjoyable.

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3 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

Google already knows.....

 

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I know, you know, I know, that Google knows....

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Just now, Mavric said:

 

Moos entering the presser:

 

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Mav's GIF game is on fire right now!!!

Just now, funhusker said:

I'm getting kind of excited, you guys....

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