@BradenAbels: Shawn Eichorst's comments last week on his radio show seem to indicate Miles is safe. Even so, I think the situation is worth watching closely.
@Moose: Only one man really knows. Once again, Eichorst's comments last week seem to indicate Miles is safe. Maybe the question is this: Is Miles safe enough to withstand two more regular-season losses followed a quick exit in Washington, D.C.?
@Moose: No problemo, Moose.
@G-Wag: He was the Huskers' leading returning scorer after averaging 16.6 points per game last season. He was easily the team's best three-point shooter. Not even close. Yes, his loss was gigantic in the grand scheme.
@BradenAbels: I think some of it must be structural. I think some of it must be teams figuring out how to attack Nebraska's current personnel. I think some of it must be related to players' lack of discipline/execution on that end of the floor. When a team three-point defense is as consistently subpar as Nebraska's, you probably can't sum up the issue in one sentence.
@TAP: I would give a grade in the upper-C to-B range because Eichorst runs a tight ship in terms of compliance and graduation rate/academic success. Those areas should never be taken for granted. But, yes, the performance in football, basketball (men's and women's) and baseball must improve.
@BradenAbels: Well, Nebraska is now 8-6 at Pinnacle Bank Arena this season, with some rough losses (Gardner-Webb, Ohio State, Michigan State, Illinois). Six losses has a wearing effect. Plus, overall, it's been a rugged season.
@Sam: Not a weird question at all. In fact, it's a great question. I wonder if Isaiah Roby could raise his game to that level. I say that because he's 6-foot-8 and extremely gifted athletically. I wonder if Isaac Copeland could be an NBA-caliber player. Of course, you wonder about his back issues. I think you're trying to make a point -- that there is no clear-cut NBA player on the current roster. If that's what you're trying to do, you were effective.
@Moose: There was obviously a massive amount of intrigue accompanying each major head-coaching change in the wake of Osborne's retirement. I think the intrigue right now lags just behind those situations.
@Steve: I admit that is the first I've heard of that. But it wouldn't surprise me.
@Sam: I understand your confusion, since your eyes are in your head and they have competing sentiments. But seriously, folks, I think it's important for Nebraska to be competitive against both Minnesota and Michigan as well as in the Big Ten Tournament. Could Miles withstand five straight losses to end the season? I think the question is valid.
@Dhughes: I think it's impossible to say.
@Trashman: To be clear, I wasn't among the media demanding, or even suggesting, that Eichorst stamp his support for Miles after Nebraska's win at Ohio State. I explain my thoughts in my latest blog post in "Life in the Red." What we have now is an awkward situation.
@NewportRed: If I had to guess right now, I think Miles will be retained, but I don't think his contract will be extended. I think the writing will be on the wall: Reach the NCAA Tournament next season, or else. Yes, it sounds extreme. But I think we've reached that point.
@Stlhusker: If Eichorst were to fire Miles, you can bet it would be Eichorst hiring Miles' replacement. And if the Mike Riley hiring is any indication, Eichorst would essentially would be a one-man search committee.
@TAP: Remember, Eichorst didn't hire Miles. Tom Osborne did. Same goes for Darin Erstad. So, you can't really hang those struggles on Eichorst.
@71Husker: I think it's premature to engage in that sort of speculation. I do think there will be genuine competition. I think you would agree Mike Riley is a fair-minded sort, and a bit on the "old-school" side. I would say the same about Danny Langsdorf. I don't think Riley or Langsdorf would hand Tanner Lee anything.
@KRAMER: I think that is an unlikely scenario. Who would it be? I sometimes hear Bo Ryan's name brought up, but there is some baggage attached to Ryan that probably precludes such a hire.
@CD: I would say we're in agreement for the most part. But if Nebraska were to completely fall apart in the last few games, it could get dicey for Miles.
@BuzzM: I've met him. Very pleasant and down-to-earth. I've heard he's a genuine, all-around good guy who will fit the Nebraska culture particularly well. I've heard he has an excellent relationship with Bob Diaco, which makes sense because Diaco essentially made the hire. I think it's obvious to everyone that Elliott's experience with a 3-4 scheme is essential as Nebraska makes a challenging transition. The more experts, the better. Elliott is an expert, as his resume' clearly suggests.
@BradenAbels: OK, I'll give this a try: Glynn Watson, Evan Taylor, Isaac Copeland, Ed Morrow and Jordy Tshimanga. Fuller is a nice player. Makes "winning plays, as Miles likes to say. But Fuller isn't much of a scorer.