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Interesting article on coaches and statistics on how they are using freshmen in terms of playing time. Miles is mentioned as playing freshmen at a high percentage (some due to rebuilding of course).


Would be good for an prospective recruit to see as most want to play right away.


--The part about Miles is in the bottom half in the "Minor Details" section



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Finally, it matters a lot whether a coach is engaged in a rebuilding year. For example, Tim Miles has basically gone from one rebuilding job at Colorado St. to the next at Nebraska. I attempt to control for rebuilding jobs and that moves Tim Miles down some. But even after accounting for this, Miles has still been unusually committed to freshmen.


For example, last year Nebraska’s Benny Parker had dreadful measured stats; but Miles stuck with him. In 2008 at Colorado St. Adam Nigon never shot and wasn’t efficient; Miles stuck with him. Nigon eventually became a productive senior for Colorado St. And Miles really stuck with Pierce Hornung at Colorado St. As a freshman Hornung was undersized and afraid to shoot - he wasn’t even a great rebounder yet - but Miles stuck with him. Hornung eventually became one of the all-time greatest rebounders in college basketball.

Great article. Miles is top among all Div. 1 coaches at playing freshman. Did not know that.

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