(Media gave it to B-line.)
Miles was chosen by the conference coaches as the Big Ten Coach of the Year after leading the Huskers to their best conference finish since 1998. In his second season at the helm of the Husker program, he guided Nebraska to a 19-11 record and a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten standings. The Huskers, who were picked 12th by the media in the preseason, opened conference play with a 1-5 mark, but closed with a flourish, winning 10 of their final 12 games including a pair of wins over top-10 teams (Wisconsin and at Michigan State). The 11 wins conference wins marked NU’s highest total since 1965-66 and only the second time since World War II that NU won at least 11 conference games in a year. Miles is the fourth Husker coach to win conference coach of the year and the first since Danny Nee in 1990-91. Nebraska’s other conference coaches of the year were Joe Cipriano (1966, 1978, 1980) and Moe Iba (1980, 1981), as Iba and Cipriano shared the award in 1980.