On Sunday morning the Nebraska football coaching staff released a depth chart. The biggest news? Adrian Martinez is going to be the starting quarterback for Nebraska’s season opener against Akron.
The last time Nebraska had a quarterback battle come this close to the first game was probably Martinez and Zac Lee. That might have been a little more gamesmanship by Bo Pelini than anything.
Before that, I remember a quarterback battle between Eric Crouch and Bobby Newcombe. I think Newcombe started the season at quarterback and then at some point Eric Crouch took over and played okay for the rest of his career.
Most people have compared this quarterback battle to that of Tommie Frazier and Brook Berringer.
This year however it appears that the coaching staff really had a difficult time picking between the true freshman and the redshirt freshman.
However, the coaching staff has decided to hand the reigns of the new Scott Frost offense off to the true freshman from Fresno, CA who was the #7 ranked dual-threat quarterback coming out of high school.
The depth chart for Week 1 against Akron.#GBR pic.twitter.com/6D1Sw6x919— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) August 26, 2018
Adrian Martinez represents the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opening game, ever. Another first for the Scott Frost era!