Freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez looked strong against Colorado before going out with a leg injury.
The Huskers wound up dropping that game, and then suffered an upset at the hands of feisty Troy last week, with walk-on Andrew Bunch under center.
The coaching staff insists that Bunch played well enough to win the game against Troy. He finished 19-for-27 for 177 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Martinez gives the team another dimension, though, and if the team has a chance at knocking off No. 19 Michigan on the road, they'll definitely want him in the starting lineup.
Nebraska coaches gave another Adrian Martinez injury update today.
He is back practicing and participated in every drill earlier today. However, the team is not committing to his return for Michigan.
From the Omaha World-Herald:
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez went through the entire practice Wednesday in full pads and participated in every drill, quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco said.
It still isn't clear if Martinez will start against Michigan on Saturday.
"He's making progress," offensive coordinator Troy Walters said. "He looks better and better every day. So we'll see come Saturday how his status is, how he's feeling and we're gonna make the best decision with the team in mind and our future in mind."
Scott Frost was also mum about his quarterback. From ESPN:
No announcement from Scott Frost today on the availability of QB Adrian Martinez this week as the Huskers visit Michigan. Martinez returned to practice on Monday. "Until I hear from our trainers" that he has progressed to the point where his condition does not enhance the likelihood to suffer additional injury, Frost said, "we'd be foolish to play him." It may come down to game day, according to the coach.
Martinez was 15-for-20 for 187 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, before leaving the game vs. the Buffaloes with injury. He also ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns.