15 Year Member
Preach on -- because you're right on.Miles is a poor basketball coach at this level. Period. End of story. The best that can be said of his tenure here is that he has landed a few talented transfers (nothing wrong with that...everyone has to play that market now) and that a couple of those transfers have gone batcrap crazy for a couple stretches. I'm talking about the 10 game run that got them in the dance in year 2 and...well, last year's Big 10 season was more than a "run"...but was it?
13-5 was a mirage. Yes, NU played well but the Big 10 was down and the schedule was favorable. As was mentioned previously the whole world outside of Nebraska took it for what it was...fortunate crumbling of the Big 10 scheduling cookie.
He is Doc Sadler with a twitter presence. He should have been let go two years ago after finishes of 12th, 11th and 12th. His saving grace was that Eichorst had no political capital to be firing anyone at the time.
Despite going 13-5 last year the guy in 49-70 in the Big 10. That is absolutely freaking awful.
Point being...he sucks as a coach and therefore nobody should have been all that surprised that this team fell flat on it's face.
I know most don't agree with me when I say Miles is the worst NU basketball coach in history. But I truly believe that. He's actually fortunate to be coaching in an era where players transfer like crazy. That is the only thing that prevented him from having a losing season all seven years he was here (it'll likely be five after this season, regardless). And I doubt he would have attracted the transfers he did if he didn't have a shiny new arena as a selling point. No one has done less with more than Tim Miles. He is a total fraud.