Nebraska head coach Tim Miles, who just finished his fourth regular season in Lincoln, tweeted an apology to Husker fans on Monday morning before speaking with reporters on the Big Ten Teleconference.
Miles and crew have lost nine of their last 11 contests, making more than a few fans nervous after Nebraska finished 1-11 to close out the 2014-15 season.
“It’s something I wanted to say,” Miles said. “We feel bad for our fans. We feel bad for this not being more successful. I want to have great success. I want to have a program that everybody is ignited about. Fired up about.
“I knew this year could be a crapshoot a little bit here and there. I thought like everybody that midway through the season that we were only going to get better and better.”
Miles reiterated he feels the future of the program is on the right track.
“I believe we have great days ahead of us,” said Miles. “I believe we’re building it the right way, and I believe we have a very strong foundation. This goes deeper than just the freshman players. We are healthy academically. Our guys are good guys.
“I believe that we’re going to add more players next year. We’re not done recruiting yet. We can still make a leap forward I think and we need to. I’m tired of losing.”
Nebraska will add former Louisville and Scout.com Top 100 guard Anton Gill to the mix next season. In addition, the Huskers signed two players in the 2016 class, including Scout.com Top 100 prospect Isaiah Roby.
Miles, who was named the 2014 Jim Phelan Award (National Coach of the Year), is 61-66 during his time in Lincoln. The Huskers have only a .375 winning percentage in Big Ten games since joining the conference.
Nebraska is set to play Rutgers on Wednesday in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.