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Discussion in 'Men's Basketball' started by Southernred, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Southernred

    Southernred Recruit

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    9 games to go in conference play.

    What if NU was able to right the ship and go 6-3 (finish 9-11 in conference)

    Win a game in conference tourney and make the Dance.

    Then, biggest miracle of all, WIN their first round game!!

    Thoughts on Miles status at that point??
     
  2. djlhuskerfan

    djlhuskerfan Junior Varsity 10 Year Member

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    Not happening
     
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  3. HuSkaBob

    HuSkaBob Husker Geek 5 Year Member

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    I don't think Moos is willing to go for another 1 year extension, and you would have to see significant improvement from many players. It actually shouldn't be that hard to make it happen with so many talented players. But...

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  4. Nebugeater

    Nebugeater Scout Team 15 Year Member

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    OK
    I will play along. With what we have seen the last month where are the six wins.

    02/06 Maryland
    02/09 @Purdue
    02/13 Minnesota
    02/16 Northwestern
    02/19 @Penn State
    02/23 Purdue
    02/28 @Michigan
    03/05 @Michigan State
    03/10 Iowa


    I see two as a possibility. Not a win but a possibility. That would be Northwestern at Home at @ Penn St.

    Get those and we need four more from currently ranked #24 Maryland, #15 Purdue (twice) #7 Mic, #9 Mich St, and #20 Iowa.
     
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  5. GIFRRO

    GIFRRO Red Shirt 5 Year Member

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    If that were to happen, they couldnt fire Miles and that would be unfortunate for the long term health of our program.
    Of course, that wont happen.
     
  6. HuSkaBob

    HuSkaBob Husker Geek 5 Year Member

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    Jack McVeigh is still eligible. Just sayin'.
     
  7. LarstheRed

    LarstheRed Junior Varsity 5 Year Member

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    Even if this very unlikely scenario were to happen, it still wouldn’t be a guarantee...at least not in my mind. The key would be HOW we won games. If Palmer lost his mind and started stroking 3s at a 50% clip and overall at 55%, but the team was still playing and struggling at its current rate, the wins aren’t enough to save Miles. Team/program development is something Miles is being measured on, and with few exceptions, isn’t achieving in the eyes of those who matter.
     
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  8. HuskerWeatherman

    HuskerWeatherman Husker Fan 15 Year Member

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    Shouldn't be a guarantee -- agreed. If a coach has to rely on a miracle to save his job (and yes, this would be a miracle), then you are keeping him around hoping for more miracles. Doesn't sound like a smart business decision.
     
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  9. HuskerWeatherman

    HuskerWeatherman Husker Fan 15 Year Member

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    Exactly.

    Five of our last nine games are against four of the top five teams in the conference. Four of those games are against the three teams tied for first! Add in Iowa and Minnesota -- who both have winning conference records. You could easily argue the most difficult part of our schedule has yet to be played. The odds of turning on a switch against that juggernaut -- slim to none, and slim just jumped off a cliff.
     
  10. Uncle Buck

    Uncle Buck All Big 10 15 Year Member

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    I imagine that would save him.
    That’s like the Washington generals beating the harlem globetrotters type miracle stuff
    Watson’s confidence is shot. Palmer is lost in a funk. What’s his name still picks up three stupid reach fouls per game. Copeland was struggling before he got hurt.
     
  11. Uncle Buck

    Uncle Buck All Big 10 15 Year Member

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    So, if we run that gauntlet, Miles is back in 2019/2020
     
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  12. HuskerWeatherman

    HuskerWeatherman Husker Fan 15 Year Member

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    Okay, you got me there. National title, and he's back, baaaaaybeeeeee!
     
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  13. BigRedOhio

    BigRedOhio Junior Varsity 5 Year Member

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    Its a difficult hypothetical to consider really... just not possible this year.
     
  14. HUSKER HOT SAUCE

    HUSKER HOT SAUCE Music Soothes My Soul 5 Year Member

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    Miles is done in Lincoln. The writing is definitely on the wall, and I also would surmise that a new coach hire is already underway.
     
  15. Knight

    Knight Red Shirt 15 Year Member

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    Actually, even under such a scenario they might fire him.
     

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