Originally posted by Oklahoma Dave: I may be in minority, but I believe he was a better hire for us than Groce from Ohio would have been. What make me say this is Groce when he took over as coach @ Ohio, his predecessor had winning seasons the prior 4 yrs. When Miles took over, he took over programs that were completely broken down (IE big time losing records). Clearly Groce has a higher winning %; however when you did down and understand why....then think about what NU needs, my 2-cents is Miles is the better choice for NU at this time.
Agreed. His won/loss record is not very good, but he's not afraid of rebuilding. And Nebraska IS a rebuilding job. So all those guys who turned down Osborne because they didn't want to muddy up their W/L record, well they didn't want to rebuild anyway. This program needs a builder, not a "get 20+ wins" and get the hell out of there guy.
Miles' background from South Dakota tells me that he may be satisfied to coach at NU and if he's successful, he would stay a while!