Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez: 'I think America needs college football'
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez is one of hundreds of college football players who believes the season needs to move forward this fall. He also believes it’s what the country needs right now.
Martinez was one of three Nebraska football players to speak with the media on Monday, as well as head coach Scott Frost. There was an overwhelming amount of support from both Frost and the players to see the season played this fall.
According to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald, Martinez said he and fellow teammates are confident in the school’s protocols and guidelines that have been implemented since players started returning to Lincoln.
“I can say for sure we want to play,” Martinez said. “I think it’s a general consensus across college football.”
Martinez, a junior, also said it’s important for college football to return this fall for the sake of the country.
“I think America, I think our country needs college football,” he said.
Adrian Martinez: "I think America, I think our country needs college football." #huskers
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Frost said that he and the school want to play a B1G schedule this fall, but also acknowledged that they will begin exploring “other options” if the conference opts to cancel the season.
Players from several schools across the country have already voiced their opinion in wanting to have a season. So far, Ryan Day (Ohio State), James Franklin (Penn State), Jim Harbaugh (Michigan), Tom Allen (Indiana) and Frost have all supported their players.