Quarterback Battle Updates: Notre Dame, Nebraska, Texas, UCLA, Baylor

Quarterback Battle Updates: Notre Dame, Nebraska, Texas, UCLA, Baylor

2018 Spring Football

Quarterback Battle Updates: Notre Dame, Nebraska, Texas, UCLA, Baylor

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Nebraska

You don’t think Husker fans are desperate for the football program to be amazing again?

86,818 people showed up to catch a glimpse of the future.

They got to see a faster Nebraska offense under Scott Frost, and they got to see the quarterback who looks ready to make the team whole lot more interesting.

The Nebraska defense couldn’t pop the quarterbacks, so 1) it went at about 63% speed, 2) it looked relatively slow compared to the offensive side, and/or 3) Adrian Martinez might just be that amazing.

There’s a battle to come up with the right quarterback to run Frost’s attack, but Martinez was the hand-picked guy out of Fresno to do what the new offense needs. Out for his senior year of high school with a shoulder injury, Martinez dove all over the place in the spring game, showed off his quickness, and added a spark to the O – and the program.

He hit 10-of-13 passes for 114 yards and a score, and ran 14 times for 60 yards and three touchdowns. Again, he couldn’t get popped, but there wasn’t a whole lot of touching him if he was live – he was flying around the defenders.

In the mix still is Andrew Bunch, a try-hard walk-on who showed nice touch, completing 8-of-14 passes for 89 yards and a score, and UCF transfer Noah Vedral – who won’t be available until next season – connected on 6-of-12 throws for 53 yards.

Tristan Gebbia was the good recruit last seasons and he looked good, too, throwing for 125 yards and two scores. He’s going to get every shot to win the job this fall, but …

The rebuild appears to be working around Mr. Martinez.

Best Guess On Fall Depth Chart: 1) Martinez, 2) Gebbia, 3) Bunch

NEXT: Baylor, UCLA, Texas

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