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Big Ten Quarterback 'Exploring' Transfer

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LINCOLN, NE - AUGUST 31: Nebraska fans release red balloons after the Nebraska Cornhuskers score their first points of the game against the Wyoming Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Nebraska football has to be excited about the future for Adrian Martinez, who is coming off of a very strong individual season for the Huskers. The team could be without his back-up, who filled in early in the season for him, Andrew Bunch.

Bunch, a sophomore out of Tennessee, was a preferred walk-on for the Huskers. After Martinez won the starting job, the Huskers lost quarterbacks Patrick O'Brien and Tristan Gebbia to transfer, to Colorado State and Oregon State respectively.

That left Bunch as QB2 for Nebraska, and when Martinez went down in the Huskers' first game against Colorado, he stepped in, and started the loss to Troy as well.

Bunch played about as well as you could hope from a walk-on thrust into action unexpectedly, completing 31-of-47 throws for 320 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.

UCF transfer Noah Vedral will be eligible next season, and the team will add four-star Luke McCaffrey, brother of NFL star Christian and Michigan quarterback Dylan.

As a result, Andrew Bunch plans to look into a transfer, Nebraska football has confirmed.

The team wants him back, but respects his decision, per the Omaha World-Herald.

Bunch, a walk-on from Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, met with head coach Scott Frost recently and “felt it necessary,” a spokesman said, to look at transfer spots. Nebraska is supporting his decision to look around while welcoming him back to the team for next season if he wants to be a part of it.

“Andrew knows that we certainly would like to have him back next year,” the spokesman said. “He is a competitor, and we are a better team with him.”

It is unclear what type of program Bunch will look into, but it would definitely be a blow to Nebraska's depth at the position, given his experience.

[Omaha World-Herald]