It’s been assumed Nebraska is going to fire Tim Miles. There’s even a presumptive replacement lined up, at least in the eyes of many in college basketball, in Fred Hoiberg.
If Miles is going to be let go by the Huskers, however, he hadn’t been alerted to by Monday evening.
“I’m just heading home,” Miles said while walking out of the Huskers’ practice facility, according to KLKN-TV. “I haven’t heard anything.”
It seems as though Nebraska should have a decision made given Miles came into the season under pressure, and it’s been clear for some time the Huskers were not going to make the NCAA tournament and their season came to an official conclusion Sunday with a loss to TCU in the NIT.
Plus, those Hoiberg rumors aren’t coming out of thin air. Why Nebraska simply hasn’t made a move – even if it was the shocking one of keeping Miles for an eighth season – is a question worth pondering.
In Nebraska’s defense, though, the university president did resign Monday, which could have sent things sideways at the school to start the week.
Still, Miles has been in a strange situation for some time, and the fact that it hasn’t reached a conclusion yet is just as strange as the last few weeks.