Andrew Bienka-Husker Corner

Nebraska Baseball Fans Can Breathe Easy; Bolt Won't Bolt

The suspense is over, Nebraska baseball fans. Sam Houston State interviewed several candidates for the head coaching spot left vacant when David Pierce left for Tulane. The Huskers’ own Will Bolt was among the candidates, but Big Red baseball finally got some good news after a flood of departures.

He’s not going anywhere.

Instead, Louisiana-Lafayette hitting and third base coach Matt Deggs is the newest Bearkat skipper. 

Worry about losing pitching coach Ted Silva came immediately after the former UC-Irvine pitcher was hired. Considering how well Nebraska’s bullpen did for itself this past season, that’s understandable.

Sam Houston State’s interest in Bolt wasn’t a surprise, but shocked a fan base already seeing a worst case scenario play out. Players left early such as Pat Kelly or flat out not chose not to join the squad like Monte Harrison and Jaxson Reetz.

With Bolt’s retention, Nebraska baseball retains a coach that has helped his team set school and Big Ten records in fielding percentage. A new slate of Huskers will need all the wisdom it can get if it wants to meet the goals that the past season’s team did.

Fortunately, Big Red fans get to see lightning strike in Lincoln for at least one more season.

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