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Actual Football Topics We Can Finally Return to for Nebraska in 2020
9 days ago by Derek Peterson
While conversations surrounding testing protocols and game day procedures are still necessary as we move toward a Big Ten football restart, now, with Husker games on the horizon, we finally have the option to return to actual football discussions. So let's do just that.
A Number You Won't Believe, Under-the-Radar Loss & Draft Questions
1 mo ago by Derek Peterson
With his weekly column, staff writer Derek Peterson takes a look at a recent quarterback ranking that was beyond unkind to junior Husker Adrian Martinez, a key topic of discussion as draft-eligible players try to decide their next steps, and more.
Not Perfect, But a Warrior Who Battled Through, Husker QB Coach Says of Martinez
1 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Husker quarterback coach Mario Verduzco took to the Sports Nightly radio show Thursday night to run through his room of 'cubes. He talked Adrian Martinez's preparation, Luke McCaffrey's drive, Logan Smothers' athleticism, and his walk-ons "tough-ass" nature.
On Nebraska's QB Situation and Focusing on the Present
2 mo ago by Derek Peterson
All those cliched sayings about staying in the moment, football lives off that stuff. Don't get too high, don't get too low. Focus on what's ahead of you. With so much uncertainty, focusing on the now might be difficult. Adrain Martinez says doing so has made him better.
Frost on Luke McCaffrey: 'He's Going to Be Ready'
3 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Husker head coach Scott Frost doesn't seem too worried about missed spring practices impacting his young quarterbacks. On Luke McCaffrey, the Huskers' redshirt freshman thrower trying to challenge for the starting spot, Frost said he's "whipping it around really good."
A Look at How Nebraska Threw the Football in 2019
4 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez excelled when throwing into certain coverages in 2019. Of course, he didn't end up seeing those coverages often. Here's a detailed look at just what was happening with the Husker passing game.
QB is Crowded at Nebraska, the Hope is Competition Breeds Better
4 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska has its QB for the 2021 class, Kearney Catholic's Heinrich Haarberg, and quite the competition shaping up for the years ahead. "Competition doesn’t drive me away, it only makes me better," Haarberg said.
Nebraska Was Awfully Busy this Offseason
6 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Time in the hands of smart people is a dangerous thing. For the second offseason in a row, Nebraska's coaches had more time than they would prefer. Scott Frost seems to have put that to good use.
The Impact OC Matt Lubick Has Already Had on Nebraska's QBs
6 mo ago by Brandon Vogel
Day 1 overreactions aren't hard to come by, but Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco noticed a difference with the Huskers' wide receivers right away. Something specific enough that it might just be something.
Scoring the Huskers: Quarterbacks
8 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Every position group has been covered throughout this "Scoring the Huskers" series except one. The series wraps up with a look at the quarterback room.
Not Too Low, Not Too High, But Still Some Fire: Adrian Martinez’s Balancing Act
10 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Just play. Have fun. Adrian Martinez gets that message constantly from his coaches, but with sky-high expectations around him executing that simple directive in 2019 is harder than it looks.
Nebraska Recruiting: QB Depth Flourishing Under Frost and Verduzco
11 mo ago by Greg Smith
Recruiting never stops and it's easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.
Martinez a Game Time Decision, Wan'Dale Hopeful and Other Practice Notes
11 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska returned to the practice field Wednesday in preparation for Indiana. Here's a handful of news and notes from the media session with the Huskers' offensive staff.
On the Huskers' Search for Offensive Comfort
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska’s first four plays of the Northern Illinois game are, in a number of ways, pretty symbolic of the season as a whole so far. Derek Peterson dives into those first four plays.
Adrian Martinez Is a 'Frickin' Nebraska Quarterback,' As He Should Be
1 yr ago by Jacob Padilla
“He’s a frickin’ Nebraska quarterback, right?” That’s how Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco described Adrian Martinez after Wednesday’s practice, and that's what the Huskers need him to be consistently moving forward.
Nebraska Needs More from its Wide Receivers, Pickering and More
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
The Huskers haven't been getting enough from their receivers, which offensive coordinator Troy Walters addressed on Wednesday.
Husker QB Coach Mario Verduzco Says He Has to Be Better, Too
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez had a rough first outing and his position coach, Mario Verduzco, said he shares the responsibility for that performance, too.
Noah Vedral Can Focus on Football Again
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Noah Vedral isn't checking his inbox waiting for a waiver. He's not dealing with compliance. He's not dealing with any kind of transition. There is only football to focus on, and he's playing some of his best football.
Young and Raw, but Nebraska's Luke McCaffrey is Making Strides
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Luke McCaffrey is young and still very much in the developmental stage of his career, but the Nebraska quarterback is making big strides.
Love or Hate: Point/Counterpoint, All the Herbies, Lofty Expectations
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Hail Varsity staff writer Derek Peterson on a good week for Adrian Martinez, ever-escalating Husker hype, the NBA Summer League and the need for more Herbie.
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