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A good indication that Harvell is joining Bolt's Husker baseball staff

A good indication that Harvell is joining Bolt's Husker baseball staff

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Will Bolt pats Steven Revelles on the head after he stole third base during a game against Penn State at Haymarket Park on May 4, 2014. Bolt was an assistant coach at NU at the time.

In the social media age, sometimes clues present themselves rather clearly. 

Such is the case as new Nebraska baseball coach Will Bolt puts together his coaching staff. 

One hire is almost certainly Lance Harvell. Not only has the move been reported by some outlets, but Harvell's biography section on Twitter reads, in part, "University of Nebraska baseball coach." 

So, no official confirmation from NU yet on that hire, but that's a pretty clear indication that Harvell is leaving his post as an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator at Sam Houston State in Texas to join Bolt in Lincoln. 

With Harvell on staff, the Bearkats won three of the past four Southland Conference titles and made the NCAA Tournament in 2016 and 2017, hanging their hats on prolific offensive teams. 

As for a pitching coach, reports indicate that former Husker catcher Jeff Christy, most recently a volunteer assistant alongside Bolt at Texas A&M, is Bolt's pick.

Bolt was announced as Nebraska's head coach on Friday.

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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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