Last season, the Nebraska Cornhuskers only had Adrian Martinez to rely on at quarterback. Although his status as the starter hasn’t changed, the football program has more depth this season if needed.
With the regular season just over two weeks away for Nebraska, head coach Scott Frost spoke about the team’s depth heading into the fall.
Frost is obviously confident in Martinez as his starting quarterback, but he’s not the only signal-caller that is looking good in preseason camp.
When discussing how Nebraska’s quarterback play has improved this offseason, Frost highlighted both Noah Vedral and Andrew Bunch.
From KMTV News Now Omaha:
“We’re vastly improved at that position from the number one guy all the way down the roster,” Frost said following Friday’s practice. “It was a little depressing last year going into certain games with one, maybe two healthy quarterbacks. Noah’s been doing really good things. He’s throwing the ball as well as I’ve seen him throw it. Luke’s doing some really good things, throwing the ball really well but also making a bunch of plays with his legs. Bunchy (Andrew Bunch) has improved drastically. Matt Masker’s making some good plays. I wish the season would come down to a 4×1 with our quarterback group against everyone else’s cause we’ve got some guys that can run.”
While the Cornhuskers have depth on their roster at quarterback, Martinez should be the star of the show. In fact, the dual-threat quarterback is a potential favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.
Nebraska faces South Alabama on August 31 to kick off its regular season.