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Friday Flakes: Preseason #1 Ranked Nebraska Volleyball Has Bud — A Horse — on the Support Staff

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This is no laughing matter. Or else maybe it is. Regardless, it’s a perfect subject for Friday Flakes.

Corn Nation’s baseball writer, Aaron Rastovski, was perusing the website and noticed something odd when looking at the list of volleyball coaches and support staff.

Here is Bud’s bio from :

Nebraska volleyball head coach John Cook has announced a change to his coaching staff. Volunteer assistant Joby Ramos has accepted a full-time assistant coach position at Iowa Western Community College after three years working with the Huskers. ”Joby has been a valuable part of our program the last three years,” Cook said. “He loves to be in the gym and will run beach programs in the summer. We all appreciate his hard work and look forward to watching him do great things.”

While Cook hits the trails to find a new volunteer assistant for the 2022 season, he has decided in the spur of the moment to turn to a trusty sidekick to help the Huskers make hay the rest of the spring and into early summer: his horse, Bud. “Bud will be our new volunteer coach to step in for Joby,” Cook said. “Bud has great wisdom and understands how to build ‘Ultimate Trust’. The more we have gotten to know Bud, he has a lot of great things to say to our team each day about life and coaching. He is an expert on nutrition and hydration. His experience with herds will continue to help build our team culture. We are going to saddle him with a lot of responsibility.”

Bud brings 11 years of life experience and hard work to the stable. Behind the scenes, Bud has been carrying Coach Cook and the Husker volleyball program for the better part of 2022, and he will continue to provide a lift as the Huskers rein in their sights on Omaha 2022.

“We’re going to be ‘All Go, No Whoa’,” Bud neighed.

Obviously Coach John Cook is willing to turn over any leaf to get an advantage! Obviously, this is something Fred Hoiberg and Scott Frost might want to check out.


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