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Read an article earlier today in a Texas newspaper that talked about how happy A&M fans are to get rid of Will Bolt.  Evidently, he is not popular at A&M due to the slumping batting averages on the team.

 

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/college/article/Why-two-college-baseball-fan-bases-are-thrilled-14007611.php

 

 

First time I've heard of him NOT having success and first I've heard of fans not liking him.

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1 hour ago, BlitzFirst said:

Read an article earlier today in a Texas newspaper that talked about how happy A&M fans are to get rid of Will Bolt.  Evidently, he is not popular at A&M due to the slumping batting averages on the team.

 

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/college/article/Why-two-college-baseball-fan-bases-are-thrilled-14007611.php

 

 

First time I've heard of him NOT having success and first I've heard of fans not liking him.

Heard this also. Rumor was that Childress allocated more scholarships towards front line pitching lately. Not sure if that's accurate...

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2 hours ago, BlitzFirst said:

Read an article earlier today in a Texas newspaper that talked about how happy A&M fans are to get rid of Will Bolt.  Evidently, he is not popular at A&M due to the slumping batting averages on the team.

 

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/college/article/Why-two-college-baseball-fan-bases-are-thrilled-14007611.php

 

First time I've heard of him NOT having success and first I've heard of fans not liking him.

 

I really have no idea if he'll be a good coach or not.  Hoping so.  Definitely willing to give him a chance.

 

But we've been down the hiring-a-coach-the-other-school-was-ready-to-get-rid-of path before.  It didn't go well.

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3 hours ago, BlitzFirst said:

Read an article earlier today in a Texas newspaper that talked about how happy A&M fans are to get rid of Will Bolt.  Evidently, he is not popular at A&M due to the slumping batting averages on the team.

 

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/college/article/Why-two-college-baseball-fan-bases-are-thrilled-14007611.php

 

 

First time I've heard of him NOT having success and first I've heard of fans not liking him.

A&M was 13th in batting average in the SEC on the year.  .251 average as a team.  Sounds a bit familiar to complaints at NU this year...

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It's definitely not a good look for a hitting coach to not be able to get better results than bottom of the barrel.  Hope that he's a better head coach than that.

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18 minutes ago, desertshox said:

was he only the hitting coach for last year? the other years he was an assistant there, their avg was decent.

 

 

Just read the article I linked previously.  It covers everything you're asking.

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I know the article says Bolt was the hitting coach but I don't think it's accurate.   

 

The A&M  coaching bios from 2018 indicated that 

"Bolt’s primary functions include coordinating the offensive game, mentoring the infielders and serving as third base coach."
It doesn't say anything about hitting.   Seely was the hitting coach.  The bio states "He serves as the recruiting coordinator and works with the outfielders and hitters."

 

Bolt was in charge of the offense so he does bear responsibility.  Just wanted to point out that it's a group effort.   

 

History shows that he can put pretty good offenses on the field.   Below is his old Nebraska bio.

http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=90230

 

Personally I think it gets back to RECRUITING.   

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1 hour ago, flatwaterfan said:

I know the article says Bolt was the hitting coach but I don't think it's accurate.   

 

The A&M  coaching bios from 2018 indicated that 

"Bolt’s primary functions include coordinating the offensive game, mentoring the infielders and serving as third base coach."
It doesn't say anything about hitting.   Seely was the hitting coach.  The bio states "He serves as the recruiting coordinator and works with the outfielders and hitters."

 

Bolt was in charge of the offense so he does bear responsibility.  Just wanted to point out that it's a group effort.   

 

History shows that he can put pretty good offenses on the field.   Below is his old Nebraska bio.

http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=90230

 

Personally I think it gets back to RECRUITING.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

pretty sure he was a hitting coach...and it would definitely be wise of Nebraska to distance him from that on his official Husker bio because people might ask questions if not.

 

 

If you want to get depressed about the hire, read the comments on that first tweet.

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1 hour ago, flatwaterfan said:

I will go with what the A&M bio's say and besides I like Harvell as the hitting coach.   Not sure why anyone would get depressed.  

Time will tell. 

 

 

 

 

it was pulled so I have nothing to go from...every mention of him I've seen is hitting coach...so I'll go with that since I can prove it.  Not trying to be argumentative, just saying I have no proof that he was any of those other things.  If you have it, please do post it..

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42 minutes ago, flatwaterfan said:

Actually I find it to be kind of insulting.     I am going back on my long term hiatus not going to waste any more time with this crap.

Seely

https://12thman.com/coaches.aspx?rc=1059&path=baseball

Bolt

https://12thman.com/coaches.aspx?rc=897&path=baseball

 

 

 

 

Cool, thanks for the links.  You're right, it says nothing about him being the hitting coach.  Odd that every A&M fan seems to think he was the hitting coach though.

 

I tried to find the link via google but it kept coming up 404 when I clicked on it.  Thought they had pulled it down.

 

Sorry you got your feelings hurt because I posted a logical request.

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11 hours ago, BlitzFirst said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

pretty sure he was a hitting coach...and it would definitely be wise of Nebraska to distance him from that on his official Husker bio because people might ask questions if not.

 

 

If you want to get depressed about the hire, read the comments on that first tweet.

Was, Sealy took over last year.

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Bolt was the eighth head coaching hire Moos has made at NU since December of 2017. That's a new hire about every 70 days.

 

It's really quite remarkable when you think about it. Shawn Eichorst made just two hires in five years (Mike Riley and Amy Williams). Tom Osborne made three hires (Darin Erstad, Bo Pelini and Tim Miles) from 2007 to 2013. Steve Pederson made just two (Bill Callahan and Doc Sadler) from 2003 to 2007.

 

So from 2003 to December of 2017 we only saw seven coaching moves made at Nebraska. Moos has delivered more than that in 18 months.

 

HOL

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