Many Husker fans have wondered including myself why Bo Pelini continues to send Cody Green out onto the field when he rarely plays well. If you take a step back however you will see there is good reason for this.
Early in the season many Husker fans thought that a 2 quarterback system was being used, that Taylor Martinez was QB1 and Cody Green QB1a. That is not true. Since game one Taylor has been the starter.
Then why has Cody Green been playing so much you might ask? The answer is actually simple... they need to develop a solid back up that is capable of stepping in if T-mart gets hurt.
T-mart is a running quarterback I don' think there is any debate about that. Running around so much leaves his body exposed for injury. Zach Lee won't be here next year (is anyone even sure he is here now?) and Brion Carnes looks like he will not be passing C. Green on the depth chart anytime soon so Cody Green is the back up for the next 2 1/2 years.
Cody came here riding a tidal wave of hype and has yet to live up to it. When he realized he was not going to win the #1 Qb job there were whispers he might be thinking about transferring, Perhaps Bo's sometimes puzzling move to put him in the game is a move to keep him happy and at Nebraska.
If Cody is patient and continues to work hard his time will come. I think Bo is very aware that one day he will need Cody to go make an important spot start and that is why he is showing him some love on Saturdays