Nebraska OC Matt Lubick: 'This is an open competition week'
There are no guarantees within the Nebraska football program. And after an 0-2 start to the B1G season, head coach Scott Frost and offensive coordinator Matt Lubick are looking to potentially change things up.
Whether or not it results in personnel changes remains to be seen.
On Tuesday, Lubick spoke with reporters following the Huskers’ 21-13 loss to Northwestern over the weekend. It was the team’s second loss, falling 52-17 to Ohio State in the opener. The Week 2 game against Wisconsin was canceled due a COVID-19 outbreak among the Badgers.
After some poor performances and the lagging ability to finish drives, Lubick says it’s time to re-evaluate things.
“This is an open competition week,” Lubick said per Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald. “We’re starting to make reps equal, including quarterback.”
OC Matt Lubick: "This is an open competition week. We're starting to make reps equal, including quarterback."
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) November 10, 2020
The quarterback position has been a topic of conversation lately. Although Adrian Martinez is the starter, Luke McCaffrey has seen playing time throughout the season. And after a lackluster start to the year from Martinez, there could be a change under center.
Right now, though, Frost isn’t willing to make a decision.
Martinez has completed 24-of-42 pass attempts for 230 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. McCaffrey has completed 16-of-21 throws for 148 yards, but he also has no TD passes and a pick. Both players have run the ball well, with Martinez accounting for 187 yards and McCaffrey gaining 129 on the ground.
But Lubick made it clear that it’s not just the QB spot that’s up for grabs. It’s every position.