Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Tim Miles revealed after a 74-46 home loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday that he froze the team out of the locker room and players' lounge. Further, he banned players from talking to the media.
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Miles Regrets Making Locker Room Lock Out Public
Wednesday, Feb. 25
Lee Barfknecht of Omaha.com reveals Miles "wishes he hadn't gone public with locker room lock out; said he was so ticked he didn't stop to think."
Miles talked more about the situation in a press conference provided by Omaha.com:
Miles Locks Nebraska Players Out of Locker Room
Sunday, Feb. 22
Miles explained the decision:
"If we're not going to play with pride, play to represent our fanbase and our university better than we did today, then they'll get their voice back when they earn it," he said in a text message.
Assistant coach Chris Harriman apologized to fans:
Dan Hoppen of HuskerOnline.com suggested that perhaps desperate measures are necessary at this point:
The Cornhuskers fell to 13-14 overall and 5-10 in the Big Ten after Sunday's game. They've lost five games in a row and seven of their last eight.
Nebraska concludes the regular season with the 24th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, Illinois Fighting Illini and No. 16 Maryland Terrapins.
Miles, 48, has been Nebraska's head coach since 2012 and has a 47-45 record.