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Barrett Ruud (center) was officially named Nebraska's inside linebackers coach on Tuesday. Ruud had been on staff since Scott Frost was hired, but became a full-time assistant in conjunction with an NCAA rule creating a 10th assistant staff spot. 

Barrett Ruud is officially a full-time assistant coach at Nebraska. 

He's been on staff since Scott Frost was hired Dec. 2 and his eventual title — inside linebackers coach — has been known since then, but he didn't technically assume that role until Tuesday, when an NCAA rule creating a 10th assistant coach went into effect. 

Ruud is regarded as one of the best linebackers in NU history, finishing his career with a school-record 432 tackles. He was a second-round NFL Draft pick in 2005 and had been on Frost's staff at Central Florida the past two seasons. 

The school also released a full rundown of the NU football operations staff: 

* Gerrod Lambrecht, chief of staff.

* Matt Davison, associate AD for football.

* Sean Dillon, director of player personnel.

* Ryan Callaghan, assistant director of player personnel.

* Mike Cassano, national high school relations.

* Trent Mossbrucker, assistant director of football operations.

* Frank Verducci, senior offensive analyst.

* Zach Crespo, special teams quality control.

* Jack Cooper, defensive quality control.

* Dustin Haines, offensive analyst.

* Steve DeMeo, graduate manager — offensive line.

* Jasen Carlson, assistant football strength coach.

* Andrew Strop, assistant football strength coach.

* Sean Beckton Jr., performance intern.

The staffers retained by Frost from former head coach Mike Riley's tenure include: 

* Kenny Wilhite, director of high school relations.

* Adam Clark, director of football operations.

* James Rodgers, director of player development.

* Tate Guillotte, director of video technology.

* Ryan Voecks, video coordinator.

* Nick Smith, graduate assistant coach.

* Cole Ashby, graduate manager — wide receivers.

* Joni Duff, football staff secretary — head coach/defense/special teams.

* Teri Riggins, football staff secretary — offense/recruiting.

* Kevin Ashmos, recruiting intern.

* Addison Morris, recruiting/operations intern.

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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