Some surprising news came out of Nebraska during the offseason, when backup quarterback Luke McCaffrey and star receiver/running back Wan’Dale Robinson entered their names in the NCAA transfer portal. McCaffrey was considered the next-in-line at the quarterback spot and Robinson had been a star on the offensive side the past two seasons.

Instead of returning to Lincoln, the two former Huskers headed to the Bluegrass State. McCaffrey committed to Louisville and Robinson is transferring to Kentucky.

Monday, starting quarterback Adrian Martinez was asked for his thoughts on McCaffrey and Robinson leaving the program. He says that both guys did what was in their best interest.

“You have to do what’s best for you,” Martinez said, per the Lincoln Journal-Star. “I respect their decision. I will say I’m happy with the guys we have here and excited about the group. That includes the receivers and that includes the quarterback room.

“I wish them the best because I think both of them are good football players and good people, too. I enjoyed being friends with them. Best of luck to them, and no hard feelings on my end.”

Robinson played both the receiver and running back role during his two seasons in Lincoln. As a Husker, Robinson totaled 914 receiving yards, 580 rushing yards and scored 7 total touchdowns.

McCaffrey was Martinez’s backup last season, but saw a significant amount of time and even started one game. He ended the year completing 48-of-76 passes for 466 yards with a touchdown and 6 interceptions. McCaffrey rushed for 364 yards and 3 touchdowns.