Has Miles "cracked the code" on how to earn a high Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) number, which is one of the tools of the NCAA selection committee?
"I've been accused of that by SportsIllustrated.com," he said, "and then ESPN picked up on it."
Consider Miles' first season at Nebraska. The Huskers (15-18) were the only team in the country with a losing record to finish in the RPI Top 100.
That's why you see Florida Gulf Coast and the Charleston Classic and a road game against Cincinnati this season, even with more scholarship newcomers (seven) than returnees (five).
"I've talked to some of the members of the selection committee," Miles said. "They say it really matters to us what you do and what you can control. You can't control how good your league is going to be, but you can control who you play in the nonconference.
"That seemed to make sense to me to play good teams. So we have."
Miles' postscript to that: "I'm not going into the Hall of Fame anyway. I don't need a career record that is sparkling."