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Nebraska Football: TEs coach Bob Wagner announces resignation

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Nebraska football tight ends coach Bob Wager announced his resignation on Friday evening. This was a result of a severe driving offense. This was reported by multiple media outlets.

Wager was hired as the Nebraska football tight ends coach on December 30, 2022

This is a loss for Nebraska football, as Wager was connected to several recruits in the upcoming classes. Carter Nelson, Ian Flynt, and Ismael Smith Flores were all recruited by Wager in this cycle. Now, some of these players will have to adjust.

Wager will be replaced by former SMU tight ends coach Josh Martin. Martin also has deep ties to Texas. Prior to his time at SMU, he was a member of the Arizona State coaching staff.

Nebraska football will not lose the Texas ties that Wager had, either.  Martin’s father, Joe was the executive director of the Texas High School Coaches Association.

Josh has a wide resume in his own right. He coached tight end Kylen Granson who was named to the Blitkenoff Award Watch List in 2020. Granson was also the recipient of First-Team All-AAC honors. He recorded 78 receptions for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns in two seasons. Granson was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 2021 draft.

He was also successful during his time at Arizona State. The Sun Devils had a 91% conversion rate on red-zone trips in 2014. They ranked 16th overall in points per game with 37.

Overall, Nebraska football has a solid replacement in Martin.  This is an unfortunate ending for Wager, but a necessary move.  The timing of this announcement is interesting as well, with four camp set to begin.  One has to wonder what Martin will be able to bring to the table. His success at past stops is certainly promising. This was as good of a replacement as possible for Nebraska football.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska

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