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Friday Flakes: Pump the Brakes on the Adrian Martinez

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Lets do everybody a favor

Jon Johnston

Can we please do everything we can to pump the brakes on this hype train?

We have all seen this story before. And it was not that long ago. This year it is Adrian Martinez, and last year it was Tanner Lee.

“But this time is different!”

Really? Are you sure of that?

The hype machine that seems to happen every off-season has been in overdrive the past two off-seasons. We need to remind ourselves about what happened last year. If any reason just to soften the fall from grace for Adrian Martinez when he doesn’t immediately turn into Marcus Mariota.

Did he look good during the spring game? Yes.

But remember that defense that he made look slow gave up 183 yards rushing on ten carries to Demry Croft of Minnesota last year. Croft was so good that he transferred to Tennessee State.

That defense gave up 54 points to Minnesota. Do you know how many points Minnesota scored the following two games? Zero.

I wrote glowingly things about Tanner Lee last year and boy was I wrong. It happened because I bought into the hype machine. I just really wanted them to be right. As did many Nebraska fans.

So do I want Adrian Martinez to be the next Marcus Mariota? Of course. But this time I am going to choose to block out the proclamations surrounding another quarterback who has yet to play a single meaningful snap under center for Nebraska.

Maybe this time I’ll be pleasantly surprised instead of neglectfully disappointed.

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Have a good weekend fellow degenerates. I’ll be spending mine with family in Sioux Falls, SD. First time there.