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Frosted Flakes: An Argument for Keeping Tim Miles

Former Nebraska coach shines some light on the situation

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NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s start this morning with some words of wisdom from an old friend of Nebraska Athletics.

I assume most of you on here have facebook or at least can read this article when it opens up. What former Cornhusker volleyball coach Terry Pettit is asking for is patience with Tim Miles and his staff. Patience with a good and honest coach who knows what he is doing. He brings ups past experiences with former Big 8 volleyball coaches he coached against who were fired too early because their athletic directors were not seeing the progress fast enough to compete with the likes of Nebraska.

Terry goes on to emphasize that Nebraska’s rise was “slow and deliberate”. The success of the volleyball program was not overnight. It took time. Probably longer than we all realize. Are we pulling the trigger too early on Miles?

He has a very good macro argument going on here and I would like to read more of his thoughts on this if he was to write it. If you are a follower of his twitter account then you know he likes to go on and use the full character limit on a fairly regular basis. Hopefully he keeps doing this. The man is a wealth of knowledge. I do not agree with him on everything his insight is always worth reading.

So, maybe we are all being short sighted in regards to Tim Miles and his tenure at Nebraska.

Maybe we need to give him more time to turn this program into something? You only get a handful of players in each recruiting class and if you’re not pulling in five star players each year maybe you need more wiggle room. Just maybe, those two and three starts that you have to take do not always develop like you would want. So, all of a sudden that five or six year plan you had doesn’t always pan out.

Maybe we do need to give Miles some slack.

Anyway, on to flakes...


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