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NU baseball coach Bolt favors moving season

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NU baseball coach Bolt favors moving season

NU baseball coach Bolt favors moving season

NU baseball coach Will Bolt is in favor of a new proposal that would move the start of the season to mid-March.

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BASEBALL TEAMMIGHT BE PLAYINGFOR A BIG TENTOURNAMENT TITLETHIS WEEKEND INOMAHA IF IT WEREN'TFOR COVID-19..INSTEAD, HUSKERSHEAD COACH WILLBOLT IS REFLECTINGON HIS SHORTENEDFIRST SEASON ...ANDGIVING HISTHOUGHTS...ON THE FUTURE OFTHE SPORT...WHEN IT COMES TOTHE POSSIBILITY OFMOVING THECOLLEGE BASEBALLSEASON BACK AMONTH ....COUNTWILL BOLT AMONGTHOSE IN FAVOR.BOLT: I THINK THELATER WE CANSTART OUR SEASON,THE BETTER.EARLIER THIS WEEK,SEVERAL POWERFIVE COACHESUNVEILED A PLANTHAT WOULD MOVETHE START OF THESEASON FROMMID-FEBRUARY TOMID-MARCHSTARTING IN2022...THEPROPOSAL WOULDALSO MOVE THEC-W-S TO THEMIDDLE OF JULY.BOLT: FINANCES AREAT THE FOREFRONTOF THAT.TRYING TO BE ASFINANCIALLY,FISCALLYRESPONSIBLE ASPOSSIBLE FORATHLETICDEPARTMENTS ANDWE DO TOP TEN,TOP 15 IN THENATION EVERY YEARWHEN IT COMES TOATTENDANCE.BUT THINK HOWMUCH BETTER THATATTENDANCEWOULD HAVE ACHANCE TO BE IFWE HAD SOMEWARMER WEATHERTO PLAY IN.BOLT'S FIRSTSEASON ASNEBRASKA HEADCOACH WAS CUTSHORT BY THECORONAVIRUSPANDEMIC...ALTHOUGH THEHUSKERS ONLYWENT SEVEN-AND-EIGHT IN THOSE 15GAMES, THE BIG REDDID WIN SIX OFTHEIR FINAL SEVEN.BOLT: WE WEREABLE TO LEARN ALOT ABOUT OURTEAM.WE KNEW WE HAD ATOUGH SCHEDULEGOING INTO IT.WE KNEW WE HADAN INEXPERIENCEDPITCHING STAFF.THOUGHT THEOFFENSE WASMAYBE GOING TOHAVE TO CARRY USA LITTLE BIT EARLY.SAW A LITTLE BIT OFALL OF THAT AT THEBEGINNING OF THEYEAR.I GUESS THEENCOURAGINGPART IS IS THAT WESHOWED ONE OFTHECHARACTERISTICSTHAT I WANT OURTEAMS TO ALWAYSSHOW AND WESHOWED A LOT OFMENTALTOUGHNESS.NOW, TWOMONTHS AFTER THECOLLEGE BASEBALLSEASON WASCANCELLED, BOLTLOOKS BACK WITHMIXED EMOTIONS...BOLT: THE INITIALREACTION, OFCOURSE, WASSHOCK.EVERYBODY IS JUSTSUPERDISAPPOINTED.AT SOME POINT,YOU'RE THINKINGTHIS ISN'T FAIR.THEN YOU START TOREALIZE THAT OK,THIS IS GOING TOEND UP BEING ALOT BIGGER THANBASEBALL.IT'S A GREAT LESSONFOR LIFE THAT WETRY TO TEACH OURGUYS EVERYDAY ISTHAT YOU CAN'TTAKE A DAY FORGRANTED.BOY, WE'RELEARNING THEULTIMATE LESSONTHAT WAY RIGHTNOW.THE BIGGESTCHALLENGE IS THELACK OF FACE TOFACECOMMUNICATION.THAT'S THEHARDEST PART ISNOT BEING TO BE INFRONT OF PEOPLEAND JUST BEINGABLE TO HAVE THEDAY TO DAYINTERACTIONS WITHTHE PLAYERS.BOLT SAYS HE'S STILLTRYING TO HELP HISPLAYERS FINDLEAGUES TO PLAY INTHIS SUMMER BEFORETHE HUSKERSRETURN TO CAMPUSFOR THE FALLSEMESTER...MEANWHILE, MAX





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