As Nebraska football continues spring practice, projected starting quarterback Adrian Martinez took time to visit with the media. Media noted that the fourth year quarterback appeared to be leaner and looked healthier. Martinez set a school record for completion rate in 2020 but he did struggle with ball security including being responsible for four turnovers in the Rutgers game. Martinez said he feels good about cutting down on interceptions – he only had 3 in 2020 – but he knows he has to protect the ball better in the run game.
Martinez lost his starting role as quarterback for a couple of games last season. He enters the spring as the starting quarterback as those behind him are much less experienced but he said that he does not take anything for granted and said that he is working hard everyday and is competing for the opportunity to be Nebraska’s starting quarterback this season.
In other practice notes from Monday, running backs coach Ryan Held did not provide much information regarding the six scholarship running backs competing for playing time. He was very upfront, however, on the need to get better at that position. Held said, “We’ve got to get more production out of that position, we have to. We have to be able to run the ball and be consistent in seeing our cuts and be an asset to our offense.”
Nebraska’s spring game is scheduled for May 1st at Memorial Stadium.