Early Break: Can Fred Hoiberg fix one of the biggest things that has plagued Nebrasketball for decades?

  • What problem might that be, besides obviously having zero NCAA Tournament wins? QUALITY bench depth. Nebraska has rarely felt confident in going to the bench in a long time, outside of maybe having a good 6th man in some years…but you look at other teams around the B1G, and while Nebraska may have had more talented starters the past 2 years, they were severely flawed beyond that.
  • Doc Sadler, Barry Collier, and Tim Miles all struggled to fill out a quality team. They all had decent starters at times, but just had a completely weak bench. A major key to making a run in tournaments is having quality depth beyond the starters. Nebraska now has 4 open scholarships again with the news of Amir Harris and Karrington Davis joining Brady Heiman in the transfer portal….can they get quality depth as soon as this year, or is that a lost cause?

Early Break: Nebrasketball loses out on 7-footer Jayce Johnson, as he chooses Marquette instead

  • It’s the first real miss for Nebraska for a guy they’ve been heavily on—you can’t get them all. But it’s a bummer to not have an inside presence. What’s next?
  • Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

Early Break: Robin Washut (Husker Online) / Shut Up Sipple

  • Brady Heiman is in the transfer portal, but Thor and Amir Harris are sticking around…what’s next for news in the recruiting/transfer cycle?
  • Heiman seemed to have potential as a shooter and is tall…why wasn’t he a great fit for Hoiberg?
  • Update on James Palmer, Jr. and Isaiah Roby’s pre-draft statuses

Early Break: Chris Basnett (Lincoln Journal Star)/ Shut Up Sipple

  • What’s the latest on the recent departure on Brady Heiman?
    • Thoughts on Thorir gif
  • Are you surprised how quick Nebraska has been signing players?
  • What do we kknow about Delano Banton? What the latest with Jayce Johnson

Early Break: Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated) part 1

  • Jake and Mike get into an argument over the Nebraska basketball team
  • “Dreamer” vs the “hater”
  • What should fans expect next season for Nebraska basketball?

Early Break: Robin Washut (Husker Online) / Shut Up Sipple

  • Cam Mack AND Matej Kavas are both headed to Nebraska…how’d it all go down and what does it mean for the 2019-20 season?
  • Marquette jumps in the race for Jayce Johnson..how should Husker fans feel about their chances of getting the 7-foot Utah transfer?
  • What do we know about ‘late bloomer’ Kevin Cross?

Early Break: Nebrasketball gets their first grad transfer of the Fred Hoiberg era, landing Haanif Cheatham from Florida Gulf Coast

  • Cheatham is a former top 100 player coming out of high school who started his career at Marquette, then went to Florida Gulf Coast, where last year he averaged 13.2 ppg and 4.8 rpg in 10 games before injuring his shoulder and missing the rest of the season
  • Cheatham drew interest from other solid Power 5 schools but chose Nebraska after

Early Break: Chris Basnett (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple

  • Cam Mack says he’ll visit Nebrasketball…what exactly would he bring if he committed to Hoiberg?
  • Are you convinced this season has to be bad for Nebrasketball, or could they actually be decent if they get some decent grad transfers?
  • How soon do you expect to see some commits for Abdelmassih/Gates in recruiting?

Early Break: Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 2

  • Nana Akenten (not surprisingly) announces he will transfer from Nebrasketball….addition by subtraction, or did you think he’d fit in with Hoiberg?
  • Does this team have to be bad next year? Will Matt Abdelmassih’s recruiting ability with transfers, couldn’t you see a bunch of good/decent grad transfers come in and play with Dachon Burke/Jervay Green/Amir Harris and create a pretty dang good squad in Year 1?
  • Shut up Sipple

Early Break: Which program will recruit at a higher level going forward at Nebraska: football or men’s basketball?

  • Is this as easy of an answer as you think it should be? The easy answer is Scott Frost; look what he’s done already with guys like Adrian Martinez in elevating his play since he got here, and other guys. But can Frost consistently land a ton of 4 and 5 star guys? Maybe, but that’s tough
  • Basketball, as we know, is nowhere near the same prestige level of football. But……they ARE now paying their assistants a lot of money, including the 2nd and 5th highest paid assistants in the conference (Matt Abdelmassih, Doc Sadler)….which makes you expect more in recruiting. Will they ever get higher classes than what football gets? Interesting conversation.

Early Break: Robin Washut (Husker Online)/ Shut up Sipple

  • Hoiberg’s staff is filled, biggest takeaways from what we heard on Monday
  • Jervay Green re-commits to Nebraska, who else will follow?
  • Status on Isiah Roby

Early Break: Fred Hoiberg discusses his main goals for year 1 at Nebraska…what are yours for him? / Shut Up Sipple

  • Hoiberg joined the Jon Rothstein podcast and said that his goal this year is to implement a style of offense that is fun to watch but also wins games, but also wants to create a culture that guys want to be in all the time to improve their games
  • More audio from Hoiberg…but what’s your goal for him? Can you put a record goal for him in year 1?