Sadly, the rumors are true. Nebraska baseball associate head coach Will Bolt will be heading to Texas A&M, but where does that leave Darin Erstad and Nebraska? Potentially in better positon than you may think.
Let’s not pretend like losing Bolt doesn’t sting, it absolutely does. However, if there’s anyone who can find strong coaching talent to fill his spot, it’s a guy who spent 14 years playing Major League Baseball.
Nebraska’s lefty head coach from North Dakota probably has more contacts in his phone than a five-star football recruit.
The timing’s not fantastic. School starts soon and fall ball shortly thereafter.
The question is how well did Erstad, Bolt and his new employer, former Husker Rob Childress work together to ensure this move doesn’t do massive damage to Nebraska’s program in the meantime?
You’d think that considering their ties via the scarlet and cream of Huskerdom that all three parties want what’s best for each other. There’s no doubt in my mind that Bolt informed Erstad of his intentions well before now. After all, the guy did interview for a position at Sam Houston State.
That was about a month and a half ago.
It’s also plenty of time for Erstad to work the phones and line something up to plug the massive void his now-former assistant leaves. An announcement regarding who takes over for Bolt may come soon as when lined up among friends, transitions can be almost seamless.
Nebraska baseball fans shouldn’t freak out, though. If anything, I’m interested to see who Nebraska’s skipper tabs as his next assistant. For the time being, best of luck to Bolt, but as he’s shown over his career, he doesn’t need luck.
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