'Both can win': Nebraska OC Matt Lubick impressed with QB competition
There doesn’t seem to be much separation between Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey in Nebraska’s quarterback race. Head coach Scott Frost implied that while meeting with the media earlier this week, and new offensive coordinator Matt Lubick is making similar comments.
Martinez was expected to be the favorite to win the job, having been Nebraska’s QB1 for each of his first two seasons with the program. But McCaffrey has come on strong during the offseason and is giving the two-year starter a run for his spot atop the depth chart.
Lubick says that, regardless of who wins the job, “both can win for us,” according to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald.
Nebraska has not named a starter yet, but with Ohio State looming a little more than a week away, the team knows it will have to make a decision soon. So, it’ll either be Martinez — who’s faced off against the Buckeyes twice already in his career — or McCaffrey making his first season-opening start with the Huskers.
“I wouldn’t say it’s clear yet,” Husker head coach Scott Frost said Tuesday of the quarterback battle between Martinez and McCaffrey. “Adrian’s certainly playing well. Luke’s certainly playing well. We feel like we’ve got two guys at the top of that heap that are playing well enough to help us win games. Every position is a competition. We’re going to have to make those decisions pretty quickly, but I’ve been really impressed with both guys.”
Regardless of who starts, it seems the coaching staff has quite a bit of confidence in both players to lead the offense in 2020.