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Frosted Flakes: Spring is Here And We Are All Drunk As Hell

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Mrs. CN and I took a couple days off at the start of this week, so I missed the Fred Hoiberg press conference... kind of.

It was hard to miss the “elevator entrance” with Bill Moos, Hoiberg and Scott Frost lingering in the background. It was impossible to miss all the coverage.

My initial curmudgeonly impression is that we’re getting way ahead of ourselves. Frost went 4-8 last season. Hoiberg hasn’t done anything but a presser. I have exceedingly high hopes for these two as we all do, but proof of that success is so far away it is difficult for me to comprehend at this time.

We know spring is full of gooey, “best practice ever”, “best player I’ve ever coached at this position” quotes. Maybe it’s fine. I’ll do my best to drink it in, enjoy it while I can. Spring is a time for re-birth and new, shiny things, right?

All this hubbub seems a little early. If we’re doing this now, what we gonna do in June and July?

News

Sadler: Huskers HC Hoiberg Has ‘One of the Best Minds’ in Basketball | Hail Varsity
Doc Sadler is in a unique spot. Not only did he coach at Nebraska, but he coached with the Huskers’ new head coach, Fred Hoiberg. He shared his insight in an interview with Hail Varsity Radio.

Why Hasn’t The Big Ten Won A Title Since 2000? - BT Powerhouse
A year-by-year retrospective.

Hope Springs Anew: Five Questions for Iowa to Answer During Spring Football - Black Heart Gold Pants
Iowa has a number of issues to address on both sides of the ball if it hopes to find success in 2019.

Matt Painter Named NABC National Coach of the Year - Hammer and Rails
A well deserved honor after a season that exceeded all expectations

NCAA grants Tuttle's waiver - The Crimson Quarry
On Wednesday IU announced that after a months long process the NCAA has granted transfer quarterback Jack Tuttle’s waiver and he will be immediately eligible. The California native spent last season as a redshirt at Utah and will have four years of eligibility remaining for Indiana.

Illinois will sell beer at games beginning this fall - The Champaign Room
Drink up.

NCAA Tournament: Texas Tech Breakdown - The Only Colors
The Red Raiders boast the nation’s best defense, and a the Big 12 Player of the Year

The love and hate of Tom Izzo - The Only Colors
Izzo among a few Spartans mentioned in anonymous poll of college basketball players.

Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michael Dwumfour face long-term injury concerns - Maize n Brew
This doesn’t sound good for the Wolverines

The AAF’s dramatic collapse, explained - SBNation.com
The AAF went from the hottest thing in sports to gone in a matter of weeks. How did we get here?

Then There’s This

These idiots fighting over a parking space for 2 hours is the hottest new spectator sport - SBNation.com

It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

I can tell you without reservation that parking in LA is hell. It can be a beautiful place to visit, but you can drive around in some locations for a couple hour trying to find parking without having to walk two miles to your destination, so it’s understandable two people would fight over a parking place for a couple hours.

How BioWare's Anthem Went Wrong | Kotaku UK

It wasn’t even supposed to be called Anthem. Just days before the annual E3 convention in June of 2017, when the storied studio BioWare would reveal its newest game, the plan had been to go with a different title: Beyond. They’d even printed out Beyond T-shirts for the staff.

Other than Red Dead, the latest round of video games seem to be on a level of suck I haven’t seen in a while. I refuse to pre-order anything anymore.