My reading is that Bill Moos has a very good handle on the situation.
He predicted much of confidence on Tuesday. I do not think he nearly sweated.
But no matter what I think.
"I'm absolutely confident in what Bill Moos does," said President Hank Bounds of the University of Nebraska The Husker Sport Director's decision to fire male basketball coach Tim Miles.
Bounds also expressed confidence in Moss' ability to find the right successor. I remain confident that the successor will be Fred Hoiberg.
Moos said a new coach will be officially launched in seven to 1
High School and AAU coaches will arrive in Minneapolis. Hoiberg can gather its new employees and shake hands with people who can simply send players to the hot new job in college basketball.
Yes, I speak of Nebraska. Miles was a great ambassador for the program. He showed class to the end. As Moos states, Miles is a "good" coach. But Nebraska can do better. It has to be better than Miles' record 116-114 at school, including 52-76 in the Big Ten.
He reached an NCAA tournament in seven years in Nebraska. That is not enough. Please do not throw the dull history of the program in my face. The program evolved into something different from the events of Joe Cipriano, Moe Iba, Danny Nee, Barry Collier and Doc Sadler. Miles deserves recognition for supporting development. But it's time for another to take it to another level.
Do not make mistakes, moss thinks big. I asked him if Nebraska could reach the NCAA tournament on a regular basis. Does that drive the matter?
"I do not think it is pushed too far to think three out of five," he said.
This will be the music of many long-lived Nebraska fans The Huskers were involved in big dance for four consecutive years (1991-94) under Danny Nee, but never won a game. He went back in 1998 and remained empty. The drought of the tournament continued until Miles got a lightning hit in 2014 and lost to Baylor in the first round. Miles never made it back to the dance area. NU has never won. Unreal.
Moos found that eight big-ten teams this year with seven of them won their first game.
"Why can not we be one of them?" He asked.
Nebraska now has the means to think big. Moos said NU could pay the price for top coaches It costs Scott Frost $ 5 million a year. I guess moss is in the range of 3.2 to 3.8 million dollars.
Ne braska has the fans' passion and passion to think big in basketball. Everything is there. The key now is to get the right trainer. Hoiberg makes a lot of sense. The moment the 46-year-old appeared on the Nebraska campus, he was the best trained head coach in the history of the program, having led the state of Iowa to four appearances at the NCAA tournament, including the Sweet 16 in the Years 2013-2014.
Expectations of Nebraska's program would rise dramatically. And yes, I think he could win a press conference here. They call him the mayor of Iowa for a reason. He is very popular. You probably already know that his grandfather Jerry Bush coached the Huskers from 1954 to 1963. You may even know that Bush's 1958 team defeated Wilt Chamberlain. In the coming weeks, enough time will be available for the Hoiberg story.
I am initially interested in the kind of story Moos writes. Frost, Hoiberg and John Cook. Are you kidding me?
Moss would be responsible for hiring two of them. I suspect, however, that his critics will take action against him. At the end of January, he dismissed rumors that alcohol had negatively impacted his performance. Bound and UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green have made a joint statement in which they strongly support Moos.
On Tuesday morning, I wrote Bounds to congratulate him that he wanted to step down from his current position to spend more time with the family. He called me a short time later. Our discussion soon turned to moss. I asked Bounds if he felt that Moos was managing the Miles situation well, especially as Moos kept his policy of allowing coaches to finish the season before the end.
National columnists, perhaps unaware of politics, beat Moss and hinted he was hanging Miles down. It was all ridiculous, considering that Moos has clearly represented the attitude towards politics.
"These are the jobs where everyone questions every movement," said Bounds. "But there's nothing disagreeable about what Bill said and what he's doing, but in the end we hired Bill to get a job, Bill explained his reasons, it's about coaches, but it's also about student athletes "I sometimes think losing the student-athlete in these questions."
The student-athletes playing for Miles have very much enjoyed the night when they beat Butler at the NIT in the harsh Pinnacle Bank Arena.
There was a lot of unnecessary noise leading to the announcement of the dismissal of Miles. I can imagine that there will be more unnecessary screaming before the next big announcement.
Moss can handle it. He showed that it is Tuesday.
Thom Als Allen
Sammy Miles, Tim Miles & # 39; dog
They all gave us their hearts ] tim has always been there for you, wishing we could have been there together. See you on the other side.
– Sammy Miles (@ TimMilesDog) March 26, 2019
Dear @ CoachMiles
Thank you. You made a kid who did not follow Nebrasketball until he turned UNL into a passionate fan. You gave him the chance to storm a court (2x). They gave him the chance to be interviewed on Selection Sunday. They reminded us of Hate Will Never Win.
– Optimistic Sker (@OptimisticSker) March 26, 2019
Dani Busboom Kelly
I have loved my time as a Husker and @ CoachMiles was an important reason for that. Never overbearing. Really authentic. Always with a smile and the willingness to help the "women in the corridor" or give them a helping hand, which is not always the case in this profession. He will return! https://t.co/LhGIsf1vjj[19459005-ShimmyGray-Miller(@shimmy33) March 26, 2019
Coaching is sometimes a tough, rewarding job. A coach must have the discipline to eliminate the noise. As my dad used to say, "Let it be better than you found it." Thanks a lot @ CoachMiles for your time and for talking to me, even though you really spoke with me no idea who I was! #GBRalways pic.twitter.com/HdVLsxNoXq
– MS Patriots Softball (@MSPatriotsSB) March 26, 2019