To seemingly nobody's surprise, Will Bolt is headed to Texas A&M to work as an assistant coach under former Nebraska pitching coach Rob Childress.

@KendallRogersPG broke the story Wednesday.

The move makes sense on several levels.

Bolt, who just completed his third season as Darin Erstad's associate head coach at Nebraska, was a volunteer assistant at A&M in 2006-07.

Bolt played at Nebraska when Childress was pitching coach under Dave Van Horn.

Bolt is a native of Conroe, Texas, near Houston, which is Texas A&M territory.

Justin Seely, an A&M assistant and former Husker, is one of Bolt's best friends. They played together at NU and coached together in the juco ranks in Texas.

A&M's in the SEC. That alone is a big factor.

Bolt wants to be a head coach someday at a major-conference school. He may have an easier time achieving that objective at A&M, although one could debate that point.

My guess is Erstad has a very good idea who will replace Bolt. Bolt was a candidate in recent weeks for at least two head-coaching jobs. Erstad knew there was a good chance he would lose Bolt.

The loss is significant for Nebraska, if only because Bolt was a big factor in instilling a tough-minded mentality into a program that was lacking in that area when the Erstad era began.

Ken Hambleton is covering the story.