Bob Wager resigns: More details emerge after resignation of ex-Nebraska TE coach
Bob Wager resigned from his position as Nebraska’s tight ends coach due to a “driving offense” he received earlier this week.
According to a report from the Lincoln Journal Star’s Amie Just, Wager was cited for multiple offenses:
- Refusing a preliminary test
- Possession or consumption of an open alcohol container in the vehicle
- Careless driving
- Driving under the influence (first offense)
- Refusal of chemical test
Just cites public records in the report. The incident took place early Wednesday morning at 1:24 a.m., according to public records:
The citations Bob Wager received Wednesday at 1:24 a.m. near PBA, per public records:
Refuse prelim test
Possession/consumption open alcohol container in vehicle
Driving under the influence 0.15+ (1st offense)
Refusal of chemical test (1st offense)
— Amie Just (@Amie_Just) July 28, 2023
Wager was in his first season on Nebraska’s coaching staff. He was previously a successful high school coach in the state of Texas.
“I am grateful for the opportunity extended to me, and sincerely sorry for any negativity my poor decision has brought to my family, our team, our staff and all those that I have disappointed,” Wager wrote in a statement on Friday.
Nebraska has already named Wager’s replacement. The Huskers will elevate special teams analyst Josh Martin into the role of tight ends coach. Martin previously coached tight ends at Arizona State and SMU.
Nebraska will open the 2023 season against Minnesota on Aug. 31.