"Yeah I am playing basketball," Sirles said. "We should be a lot better than we are. We are a lot of individuals that don't play well as a team. We are 4-8 or something like that. It's good for cardio, keeps my feet strong and all that other kind of fun stuff."
While basketball is in full-swing, spring football for Nebraska is right around the corner. Sirles is planning on making it up for the spring game and is excited to see the young players step up into the vacated spots.
"Yeah man, I can't wait. I am going to get up there for some spring ball to watch them play their spring game. I am real anxious to get up there to see what the team is going to look like.
"It's going to be interesting because they graduate Joe Ganz, a couple of linemen, a couple of receivers; and so I just know that they will be young and I want to see what they have in store for next year."
At this point last year, Sirles admits that the Huskers weren't even crossing his mind. With the changes in the coaching staff, things changed with Sirles as well.
The Nebraska coaches will be out for a final visit or two, in-home, with their commitments to discuss LOI day. Sirles will host Nebraska next week.
"Coach Cotton is coming out next week sometime to cover the LOI and bringing up some mock papers. They will FedEx the real stuff later."
Sirles is looking forward to getting started on Nebraska's strength and conditioning following LOI day. He says that he is less than 300 pounds right now and that, generally speaking, is without a lot of aches and pains.
"After basketball, I will probably get Nebraska's strength book so I will probably start following that. Once I sign, I will get the book. I am weighing about 295 and my ankles and knees are fine. A little achy after a basketball game is all."