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Nebraska Cornhuskers Baseball: New Coach, New Attitude

Published by on November 13, 2011

Darin Erstad is definitely one of Nebraska's most noted baseball alumni. By naming Erstad as head coach, Athletic Director Tom Osborne has once again made a statement though this hiring that toughness, work ethic and fundamentals are a priority at the University of Nebraska.

Erstad, who has to rank in the Top Five on anyone's list of baseball players from North Dakota, is the poster boy for of toughness. In high school he played football, hockey and competed in track and field at Jamestown High School. He played on the Jamestown American Legion baseball team because his high school didn't sponsor a team. Records, state championships and awards, including the AP North Dakota Athlete of the Year in 1992, were hallmarks of Erstad's high school career.

Going on to star in both football and baseball at the University of Nebraska, Erstad was the punter on the 1994 National Championship football team and a 1995 finalist for baseball's Golden Spikes Award. Later that same year he was the No.1 overall pick by the California Angels in the 1995 Maj...

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