Nebraska names Adrian Martinez starting QB, the first true freshman to start Week 1 in school history
Scott Frost has named his starting quarterback during his inaugural season at Nebraska.
True freshman Adrian Martinez won the competition and will be the first true freshman to start Week 1 at Nebraska in program history.
Frost made recruiting Martinez a priority when he first took the job in Lincoln and it appears as though all the cross-country flying to visit him while still coaching UCF for the Peach Bowl paid off for both parties. The freshman wowed most observers inside and outside the program with a terrific outing in the Huskers spring game and was widely considered the favorite for the job ever since thanks to his strong-arm and ability to escape pressure.
The Cornhusker program has been down (by their standards) for a long time. Starting Martinez shows that the future is bright, and could be right in line with the ‘crazy’ timeline their head coach believes will happen.
Frost hasn’t been shy in saying he thinks the trajectory is for Nebraska to start playing for division and conference titles in Year 2 and 3 so tabbing the youngster certainly is a way to justify that kind of timetable.
Martinez was the choice over redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia, who will serve as the backup and likely still get some playing time early in the non-conference slate.
Nebraska opens the season on Saturday at home against Akron.