The big news out of practice today is that while Gebbia appeared to take the news of losing the headline quarterback battle to Adrian Martinez, Coach Frost is now not certain the status for Tristan Gebbia as Tristan was not at practice today.
Nebraska coach Scott Frost says No. 2 QB Tristan Gebbia was not at practice today. Sounds like he’s weighing his options.— Max Olson (@max_olson) August 27, 2018
The status for Gebbia is yet to be determined.
Frost said on Monday that, “Tristan has been a good kid and a good teammate and I hope he’s here at the end of the day.”
Prior to speaking to Frost, the new starting quarterback, Adrian Martinez had this to say about Gebbia:
“It’s tough because it could have gone either way. Obviously I would be very disappointed if it were vice versa. I think we had that sympathy for each other. He congratulated me and I think we’re two men and we competed very hard and we understand both sides of it and we’ll continue to have that friendship.”
Before hating on Gebbia lets see how it all plays out. The guy probably has the expectation of wanting to play in the NFL someday and in order to do that you need to play. While I agree that he is one snap from playing, he wants to go somewhere to start.
And....as I’m typing this article this comes out....well this escalated quite quickly
A source close to the situation tells @HuskerOnline QB Tristan Gebbia has asked for his release from the #Huskers and plans to transfer— Nate Clouse (@NateClouse) August 27, 2018
More here: https://t.co/Oh0nSjhaZI
Well if he ends up leaving then I wish him good luck.
Other Practice Notes:
Travel Numbers for Conference Games:
Frost said that this morning they learned that the number of players that are able to travel increased from 70 to 74. This change likely is a result of the new redshirt rule which allows players to play four games without losing a year of eligibility.
Frost not sure if there will be four full-time captains or a rotation throughout the year. Says the staff will meet to talk about that this week. #Huskers— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) August 27, 2018
One of the most common reactions after the release of the depth chart was where was Breon Dixon?
Frost says Breon Dixon is one of several players who have redshirt years available and are good enough to play but a little ways down the depth chart. They’ll manage those players’ four games and see what happens, but want to keep option of RS year. #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) August 27, 2018
The the quarterback race close? Or what made the difference?
Frost on the QB race: "I think Adrian's athletic ability is the factor that broke the tie, if there was a tie."— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) August 27, 2018
Frost says the QB race was close. Acknowledges either Gebbia or Martinez would be starting their first college game.— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) August 27, 2018
"At the end of the day, we picked the guy we thought gave us the best chance to win."
About the decision to pick Adrian Martinez, Frost said this: "I think at the end of the day we're more dangerous, if the throwing is close, if we have a quarterback that is a threat to run it, I think our offense is better."— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) August 27, 2018
In regards to the starting place kicker for Nebraska.
Frost asked about the mentality of kicker Barret Pickering and whether he helps coach that mentality. Frost grins and says no.— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) August 27, 2018
"I stay away from kickers kind of like I try to stay away from reporters."
Frost says he likes Barret Pickering, feels like he's a guy who won't get rattled. #Huskers— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) August 27, 2018
“What about all the haters Coach Frost?”
Frost’s response when asked about how he responds to people who think they will get 4 or 5 wins: “I don’t care what they think.” #huskers— Megan McGill (@MeganMcGill_owh) August 27, 2018
What about the Blackshirts? Finally somebody asked the most important question of all!
Mo Barry was asked did they get their blackshirts today? His answer "No", that's pretty much it.— Mike'l Severe (@MikelSevere) August 27, 2018
What about conditioning?
Jerald Foster: "We are conditioned. Don't worry about that. There is no part of this game I'm worried about us being tired."— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) August 27, 2018
And finally the Omaha World-Herald sports writers are in mid-season form:
Scott Frost begins his press conference by giving @leebeeowh the first question. Classy.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) August 27, 2018
Scott Frost awards opening question to outgoing OWH writer @leebeeowh. Nice touch.— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) August 27, 2018
Scott Frost at presser. He gives @leebeeowh the first question. Good man.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 27, 2018