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Bob Wager “targets” Texan recruits arriving in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) — Nebraska tight ends coach Bob Wager has no collegiate experience.

But Wager has over 30 years of experience coaching at Martin High School in Arlington, Texas.

“I hope the experience gives me an opportunity to bring some value to the program and bring some value to the coaches and the kids that are in it,” he said Thursday.

Wager’s ties to Texas helped Nebraska secure more recruits, including some Martin High alumni: Jeremiah Charles, Ismael Smith Flores, and Gage Wager (son of Bob).

Since being hired by head coach Matt Rhule, Wager has spent a good deal of his time recruiting in the Dallas and Fort Worth area.

And several coaches have joined Wager in Longhorn State’s recruiting effort, which has paid off with six new freshmen.

Wager said Nebraska is making a “conscientious effort” to restore the Texas-to-Nebraska pipeline that was prevalent years ago.

“Can we take the Texas high school football player to the University of Nebraska?” Bet he asked. “We are betting on it.”

Bob bet, the #Huskers The new TE coach was the high school’s head coach for more than 20 seasons. Most recently at Arlington Martin High School in Texas where he posted a 143-64-1 record with the Warriors.

What values ​​does it bring to NU?

“Human development before player development”. pic.twitter.com/ioVkoBpulp

— Lauren Michelson (@LaurenMichelson) February 9, 2023

Now, why would Wager leave his longtime head coaching job to rebuild the historic Nebraska football program?

Wager said it came down to her relationship with Rhule, who she met when Rhule was at the Baylor.

“In the end, it’s coach Matt Rhule, a great staff that I’ve had the opportunity and the pleasure to know over the last month and a half,” he said. “And it’s the University of Nebraska.”

Rhule’s work in developing not only the team, but the human as well, was also important in Wager’s decision.

“I will always be a high school football coach,” Wager said. “I happen to coach at the University of Nebraska now.”

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