Just when you thought the Nebraska Cornhuskers would have to go look for a new Baseball coach, word comes down on the street that he's really not that interested in the Los Angeles Dodgers.
U of Nebraska coach Darin Erstad confirms he has withdrawn from #Dodgers manager search. "I love the Huskers," he told The Times.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 14, 2015
Nebraska Baseball HC Darin Erstad, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, has withdrawn his name as a candidate for Manager of the ballclub. He originally interviewed for the job that was vacated when Don Mattingly and the Dodgers parted ways after the club was eliminated by the New York Mets in the National League Divisional Series this past season.
Earlier on Friday, Erstad was listed with a group of "finalists" by the Times for another round of interviews. He joined former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black, Dodgers farm director Gabe Kapler, and San Diego bench coach Dave Martinez in the first round of cuts.
Erstad, a former Big Eight Co-Player of the Year at Nebraska, was also a punter on the Football team. He has a 139-97 record as Head Coach of Nebraska, making one NCAA regional in Stillwater, Oklahoma after the 2014 season.