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LAST WEEK ON 'THE BOTTOM LINE'

LAST WEEK ON 'THE BOTTOM LINE'

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LAST WEEK ON 'THE BOTTOM LINE'

MIKE'L SEVERE 'THE BOTTOM LINE'

Creighton basketball coach Greg McDermott talked about his decision to let James Milliken back on the team after suspending the junior guard. "James and I had a lot of conversations about it during the break, about where he was and where he wants to be, and how important being a part of this program is to him. That is the reason why I decided to have him back on the team, and he knows he doesn't have a lot of room for error. He has to act accordingly, or other circumstances will have to come into play."

Former Husker and NFL defensive lineman Adam Carriker talked about what's next for Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory after he declared for the NFL draft.

"He can be a defensive end in a 4-3 (defense). He can stand up as an outside linebacker in a 34. He can do either one of those things. He has the athleticism and the speed and everything it takes physically to be a very good, Pro Bowl defensive end. The only things I saw this year that I wasn't thrilled about - he seemed to come off the field a lot, and that can be one of two things: He is not as tough as we think or he is fighting thro ugh a lot of stuff and he is tougher than we think he is. ... The other thing is sometimes his body language just wasn't great. That is just something he needs a lot of work on."

Matt Snyder, a 6-foot-5, 245-pound tight end out of California, switched his commitment from Oregon State to follow Mike Riley to Nebraska. Snyder says he will work on running better routes before he gets to Lincoln.

"I have pretty good hands and I'm a pretty good blocker. I have decent speed. It's just going to be making those routes as good as I can.... I'm probably going to give the new strength coach a call and see if I can get a workout program from him to kind of a get a jump start on training by myself so when I get there I can go right into the flow of things."

UNO hockey has gotten out to one of the best starts in program history. World-Herald beat writer Tony Boone says the start is a big surprise.

"The impressive part of it is that it has come against a pretty tough schedule... as far as how front-loaded the schedule was with ranked teams and going on the road. I mean, they have already been to North Dakota and they have already been to Miami (Ohio) and they don't play Miami again, and they had Cornell on the road early. ...They split with Minnesota State and with (Minnesota) Duluth. It was — that stuff is why UNO was ranked so high in those PairWise rankings."

The World-Herald's online radio show can be heard live weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m. Find it at Omaha.com/bottomline

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