Grumblings getting louder

Despite dropping to 3-8 in Big Ten play, Nebraska head coach Doc Sadler isn't worried about job security at the moment.

Despite dropping to 3-8 in Big Ten play, Nebraska head coach Doc Sadler isn't worried about job security at the moment.

"I have not heard any grumblings. I couldn't tell you anything about it, because I don't pay attention to it," Sadler said in his Big Ten coaches teleconference on Monday. "I don't read a newspaper. I don't know what's going on out there, I don't care.

"My concerns, believe it or not, are big enough to get this basketball team playing good basketball.

"I'm not stupid. It's always better to have more wins than losses. We need to win some basketball games."

After back-to-back losses, the Huskers are now 11-11 overall, with Doc Sadler's career record now at 100-81 in six seasons.

"Obviously we would like to be in a better position," said Sadler. "We got seven league games left. It's easy to look to start looking beyond and count this game and that game. But as I have told this team from day one, we just better worry about today."

Sadler went on to give examples of other teams like Connecticut and Michigan last year, who appeared to be on the verge of losing their seasons, but turned things around to make the NCAA tournament, in UCONN's case winning the tournament.

"I'm not going to say we are going to win the NCAA Championship game, but the New York Giants at one time lost five games in a row," said Sadler. "How many games we are going to win, I don't know?

"I still believe in this basketball team, I think if we get some luck, and if we take each day as it comes, I think there's some good things that can happen for this team. I really do. I believe that."

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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