Scott Frost comments on whether Nebraska QB Adrian Martinez will be back in 2022
Nebraska will have a new offensive coordinator and several new offensive assistant coaches for the 2022 season. It might have a new quarterback. Things are still wait-and-see on that front as the season nears a close.
Husker head coach Scott Frost said Thursday night no decision has been made on whether quarterback Adrian Martinez will return next year, but the two will discuss after the Iowa game. Frost was speaking on the Husker Sports Nightly radio show.
Frost on Adrian Martinez, '22: “Been having (conversations) for a long time and we’ll continue to have them. … I think we can still get a lot better around him. Obviously, if he’s back he’s going to have a new coach and some new ideas. We’ll figure that out in about nine days."
— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) November 19, 2021
“Been having (conversations) for a long time and we’ll continue to have them,” Frost said, per the Lincoln Journal Star’s Parker Gabriel. “I think we can still get a lot better around him. Obviously, if he’s back he’s going to have a new coach and some new ideas. We’ll figure that out in about 9 days.”
Frost said he believes in Adrian Martinez so much. Feels they can still get a lot better around him. As for a possible return next year, the coach said the two will iron that out in about nine days.
— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) November 19, 2021
The Husker season will end on Nov. 25 after its Black Friday matchup with Iowa is over. At 3-7 with only 2 games to play, Nebraska is out of bowl contention.
It was announced last week that Frost would return in 2022 for his 5th season as the Husker head coach, but in the process Frost fired 4 offensive assistant coaches, including the quarterback coach who recruited Martinez and has coached him in each of his 4 years.
Martinez, despite being in his 4th year as the team’s starting quarterback, has a chance to come back for a 5th season because of the NCAA’s freeze on eligibility in response to the COVID-altered 2020 season.
In his career, Martinez has 8,144 passing yards, 2,265 rushing yards, and 78 combined touchdowns. But Nebraska is just 15-27 under Frost, and Martinez has been part of 38 of those 42 games. Turnovers have been a real issue.
Nebraska plays Wisconsin on the road Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. How its last 2 games go might inform what Nebraska does with its quarterback going forward.