Feb 5, 2013
Miles Asks For More Effort From Nebraska Team

Daily Nebraskan

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/sports/article_17ec86c0-6f43-11e2-a1ab-0019bb30f31a.html

Chalk one up for the Friday press conference.

If a team ever responded to its coach’s public comments, it was the Nebraska men’s basketball team on Saturday. Twenty-four hours after Tim Miles passionately threw down the gauntlet, asking for better, more consistent effort out of his team, the Huskers responded with what their coach described as a “really good” showing in their 63-56 loss to No. 11 Ohio State.

“These guys really gave us a game effort tonight, the coach said in the post game presser. It’s just that our margin of error is so thin. We have to eliminate a few things and then get everyone on the same page.”

Although the Huskers fell short, what Miles was really looking for was a little fight out of his team. On Friday, he outlined the value of staying mentally and physically checked-in throughout a basketball game.

“I always say there are three places you can be, Miles explained. You either do your job, or you don’t know, or you don’t care.”

The coach quickly eliminated the possibility that Nebraska is “doing its job” game in and game out.

“Half the time it looks like to me we either don’t know or we don’t care, he said. I ask the guys all the time, ‘Do you not know or do you not care?’ It’s like pregnancy, either you are or you’re not. It’s pretty clear.”

Miles cited blowout losses to Illinois, Minnesota and Ohio State earlier in the year as games where Nebraska checked out of the game mentally. Those games are the most discouraging to the coach because he feels as though the Huskers didn’t give themselves a chance going in.

Miles Asks For More Effort From Nebraska Team

Daily Nebraskan

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/sports/article_17ec86c0-6f43-11e2-a1ab-0019bb30f31a.html

Chalk one up for the Friday press conference.

If a team ever responded to its coach’s public comments, it was the Nebraska men’s basketball team on Saturday. Twenty-four hours after Tim Miles passionately threw down the gauntlet, asking for better, more consistent effort out of his team, the Huskers responded with what their coach described as a “really good” showing in their 63-56 loss to No. 11 Ohio State.

“These guys really gave us a game effort tonight, the coach said in the post game presser. It’s just that our margin of error is so thin. We have to eliminate a few things and then get everyone on the same page.”

Although the Huskers fell short, what Miles was really looking for was a little fight out of his team. On Friday, he outlined the value of staying mentally and physically checked-in throughout a basketball game.

“I always say there are three places you can be, Miles explained. You either do your job, or you don’t know, or you don’t care.”

The coach quickly eliminated the possibility that Nebraska is “doing its job” game in and game out.

“Half the time it looks like to me we either don’t know or we don’t care, he said. I ask the guys all the time, ‘Do you not know or do you not care?’ It’s like pregnancy, either you are or you’re not. It’s pretty clear.”

Miles cited blowout losses to Illinois, Minnesota and Ohio State earlier in the year as games where Nebraska checked out of the game mentally. Those games are the most discouraging to the coach because he feels as though the Huskers didn’t give themselves a chance going in.






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