Ascending leaders Robinson, Warner take the reins in Husker WR room

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Nebraska wide receiver Kade Warner (81) gets pushed out of bounds by Minnesota’s Chris Williamson (6) after a second-half reception on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

FRANCIS GARDLER, JOURNAL STAR

Parker Gabriel

The impromptu film sessions at Kade Warner’s apartment started, more than anything, as a push-back against the boredom and monotony that came along with a summer of social distancing.The junior Nebraska wide receiver figured if he wasn’t doing anything productive, he might as well see if anybody wanted to watch football.“I hit up the receivers and I said, ‘Hey, I am free any day. I’m bored. I just play video games all day. Use my free time, please,’” Warner said Thursday.



Lo and behold, a few young guys trickled in. Warner set up the meetings for a couple of weeks, then backed off to see if the newcomers would take initiative. Sure enough, they kept reaching out, wanting to come back for more.Once football started up, they didn’t just limit the viewing to film.“He’s having guys over every ‘Monday Night Football,’ ‘Thursday Night Football’ and he’ll say, ‘Let’s just watch “Monday Night Football” …

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