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Barrett Ruud (center) was officially named Nebraska's inside linebackers coach on Tuesday. Ruud had been on staff since Scott Frost was hired, but became a full-time assistant in conjunction with an NCAA rule creating a 10th assistant staff spot. 


Barrett Ruud is officially a full-time assistant coach at Nebraska. 

He's been on staff since Scott Frost was hired Dec. 2 and his eventual title — inside linebackers coach — has been known since then, but he didn't technically assume that role until Tuesday, when an NCAA rule creating a 10th assistant coach went into effect. 

Ruud is regarded as one of the best linebackers in NU history, finishing his career with a school-record 432 tackles. He was a second-round NFL Draft pick in 2005 and had been on Frost's staff at Central Florida the past two seasons. 

The school also released a full rundown of the NU football operations staff: 

* Gerrod Lambrecht, chief of staff.

* Matt Davison, associate AD for football.

* Sean Dillon, director of player personnel.

* Ryan Callaghan, assistant director of player personnel.

* Mike Cassano, national high school relations.

* Trent Mossbrucker, assistant director of football operations.

* Frank Verducci, senior offensive analyst.

* Zach Crespo, special teams quality control.

* Jack Cooper, defensive quality control.

* Dustin Haines, offensive analyst.

* Steve DeMeo, graduate manager — offensive line.

* Jasen Carlson, assistant football strength coach.

* Andrew Strop, assistant football strength coach.

* Sean Beckton Jr., performance intern.

The staffers retained by Frost from former head coach Mike Riley's tenure include: 

* Kenny Wilhite, director of high school relations.

* Adam Clark, director of football operations.

* James Rodgers, director of player development.

* Tate Guillotte, director of video technology.

* Ryan Voecks, video coordinator.

* Nick Smith, graduate assistant coach.

* Cole Ashby, graduate manager — wide receivers.

* Joni Duff, football staff secretary — head coach/defense/special teams.

* Teri Riggins, football staff secretary — offense/recruiting.

* Kevin Ashmos, recruiting intern.

* Addison Morris, recruiting/operations intern.

Meet the new Husker assistant coaches

Scott Frost added three more assistant coaches on Friday, nearly completing his Husker staff. Get to know each here.

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Role: Running backs coach | 2018 Salary: $300,000

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Role: Offensive line coach | 2018 Salary: $475,000

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Role: Outside linebackers and special teams | 2018 Salary: $475,000

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Role: Defensive line | 2018 Salary: $475,000

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Role: Offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach | 2018 Salary: $700,000

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Role: Tight ends coach | 2018 Salary: $400,000

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Role: Head strength and conditioning coach | 2018 Salary: $375,000

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