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Miles Starts Reshaping Roster, 3 Released from Scholarship

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Feb 22, 2012; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers bench reacts at the end of the game while losing to the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena. Purdue defeats Nebraska 83-65. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 22, 2012; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers bench reacts at the end of the game while losing to the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena. Purdue defeats Nebraska 83-65. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE


We knew there would be changes. Today we got the first wave of those.

Yesterday we got news that Coach Miles flew down to Kansas City to meet with recruits Shavon Shields and Benny Parker. Both met with Miles and remain committed to Nebraska.

Today however, the news was a little different. First came the news that Keith Coleman would be released from his scholarship. Coleman, a 6' 9", 250 lb center drew a fair amount of interest from other Division 1 schools and is comsidered a raw but talented player. One local writer even called him a "program changer" after he committed. Now that the program has changed, he'll have to take that prowess elsewhere.

In other recruit news, NU commit Jerran Young has also been released from his scholarship and current NU forward Josiah Moore will transfer out of the program. Miles has made attempts to reach out to NU's other recruit, Fahro Alihodzic but has not been able to do that yet. Conventional wisdom would suggest he will be released from his scholarship as well.

Of more immediate concern, is the status of Jorge Brian Diaz. He has met with Miles, but no decision has been made about Diaz's status on the team. Miles will be in New Orleans this weekend to interview potential assistant coaches. He will meet with Diaz when he returns on Tuesday. Look for more information early next week.

NU's 2012 roster after today's changes currently stands at 11, two under the 13 scholarship limit. Expect more changes in the coming weeks.