Student group says why it 'rejected' Husker coach

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Club organizers of the student section at Nebraska basketball games say they can't overlook coach Tim Miles' flaws in rejecting his tongue-in-cheek application to lead the ''Red Zone.''

The fun-loving Miles used Twitter on Tuesday to say the Iron N club denied his bid and he's ''totally hurt.'' Miles, starting his third season at No. 21 Nebraska, bragged that he attended every home and away game for two years.

On Wednesday, Iron N spokesman Patrick Luddy says Miles was a strong candidate but ''we felt that his habit of sneaking into games early and his admitting to sitting twice during `No Sit Sunday' would reflect poorly on our organization.''

Luddy says he hopes Miles participates in the student Red Zone and harbors no ''ill feelings.''

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