Following his press conference, Nebraska Coach Tim Miles spent 45 minutes answering fan questions on twitter about a number of topics, including his thoughts on the first week of practice. fan issues at Pinnacle Bank Arena, alternative jerseys and much more. Thanks to all the fans who sent in questions for this edition of #AskCoachMiles.
@CoachMiles: Hey Husker fans, let's do this! #AskCoachMiles
@NEBfan2: How is the team looking so far in official practice?
Miles: This has been a fun team. They have been aggressive and athletic and they have worked their tails off in practice! #GATA
@Bitchsteadt: If you were stranded on a island name 3 things you'd want (no transportation or communication devices allowed)
Miles: Sunscreen, a comfortable chair & beverages Did you know that an apple has the same health factor as a glass of wine #MensHealth
In response to several seating questions about railing at Pinnacle Bank Arena
Miles: A couple of people have said railings are in the way of seats at @PinnacleArena...I've addressed it w/our administration and are working to find a solution. We know there are a few dozen seats affected. Hopefully a resolution can be made before season
@tpremer: What do you expect the starting lineup to look like this year?
Miles: Its hard to say this early, but we think we have seven or eight guys who can compete for five starting spots
@twilly2401: Teams biggest improvement goin into the season??
Miles: We have more athleticism & quickness...that can help us in a lot of areas.
@cucoachmac Are you tall enough to see over those railings?
Miles: Tip toes Mac. Tip toes
@WesleyDemke: Who has the chance to be a breakout player this year?
Miles: Terran Petteway has a chance to be a breakout player
@mooncat1010: What is your favorite pizza in Lincoln #SamAndLouies #MetYouThere
Miles: I'm a lover of Pizza. #dontdiscriminate
@notjeffhardy: Coke or Pepsi? Star Wars or Star Trek?
Miles: Let me check who has our contract on soda. Always star wars, but I confused star trek with Battlestar Galactica
@nebravesgirl: What is the one team college or pro that you wish you compete against? Or country?
Miles: Country: Lithuania; Pro: Miami Heat: College: All of them!
@nebravesgirl: Why Lithuania ? Any certain reason? #justcurious
Miles: JUST THE WAY THE PLAY. SMALL COUNTRY/GREAT PLAYERS
@camerontrbinder: What goals do you have for #B1G play this year?
Miles: Our goal is to be in the upper division, which would make us an NCAA Tournament-type team
What has you most excited about the upcoming season.
Miles: This group of guys & PBA
@CDLB10: Is coaching at Nebraska better than Mayville State University?
Miles: I loved coaching at Mayville, but gotta say its pretty cool coaching the Huskers in the Big Ten #900Wins
@roblmo: Hey coach! would you be willing to home and home with New Mexico or CSU?
Miles: HOPEFULLY SEE LOBOS IN CHARLESTON
@JPfingsten: Would love to see a Bison - Husker game. Any chance ever?
@CoachMiles: Always a chance!
@Ryan_Petersen5: 1 Thing you miss about Fargo?”
@CoachMiles: The sign on wall in BSA: BRING ON THE COMPETITION!
@sjboender: What has Tim Wilson done for your team in the offseason? Any big news out of the weightroom?
Miles: He is as good as there is in the country...has NBA experience and has done a lot for our guys
@TheLukeTrevino: Who is the most improved returning player from last season?”
Miles: Shavon (Shields) or Terran (Petteway) or Deverell (Biggs)
@CdnsForNebraska: lot of NCAA teams are taking their international non-con trips to Canada. Any chance NU would consider?
Miles: I love Canada! I've been there lots, but prefer somewhere warmer
@pocatellojoe: @Erik_Mellgren Super jealous that @CoachMiles responded to your tweet”
Miles: Don't be jealous. That hurts a relationship
@alexbair: Who is the better golfer? @CoachMiles or @cucoachmac
Miles: Coach Mac is...its not even close!
@bnemecek92: why do students not get tickets for the Michigan game?
Miles: Student season ticket holders will be able to get tickets for the Michigan game (editors note...more details on how season ticket holders can claim their seats for fall break games will be announced closer to the season)
Which coach had had the biggest impact on your career?
Miles: CANT NAME JUST ONE. BE A STUDENT OF THE GAME ALWAYS
“@alexbair: How good do you think Iowa will be this year?
Miles: REALLY GOOD. SHOULD FUN NYE!!!!
who ya got winning the world series?
Miles: The Cardinals! Please don't ask the obvious questions
@1manWOLFpack10: How are the team managers in practice? I've heard @Rjedwards22 has been slacking"
Miles: Putting them on the line today. Slackers
@SeaOf_Red: Who would you pick, Kobe Bryant or LeBron James?
@WillyWonky1: Who is you favorite band?
Miles: A lot of them, but I did buy tickets for Bon Jovi at @pinnaclearena
@Bwil44: Will there be any alternate uniforms worn this season?”
Miles: WE'VE GOT SOME COOL STUFF PLANNED - #GBR
On Tryouts (from several)
Miles: For all those asking about walk-on tryouts. We are carrying 17 players this year, so we won't have tryouts this year.
if you could pick ONE former Husker basketball player to on your team now who would it be?
Miles: Dave Hoppen... Erick Strickland...Eric Piatkowski...I would take them all!
@Scotty_Truck: How would you describe the #Nebrasketball fan base so far? Let's keep it G rated.
Miles: WE'VE HAD GREAT SUPPORT
@jbhusker15: You've been in Lincoln for a year. How do you like it so far?
Miles: Love LNK. Love NEBR
“@JeffZagurski: How much milk can you drink?”
Miles: Enough to keep my bones healthy