Scott Frost is still new to this head coaching business, relatively speaking, but he’s been involved in the profession in some capacity for over a decade now. He’s had the opportunity to coach some really good players.
Not many are better than Adrian Martinez, though. At least according to Frost.
On Wednesday, Frost made an appearance on ESPN’s Get Up! to talk about the upcoming season. When talking about his sophomore quarterback, Frost didn’t have enough good things to say.
“He had about as good a freshman year as you could have expected, particularly on a team that didn’t necessarily have the results that we wanted,” Frost said. “I don’t think there’s a quarterback in the country that’s a better fit to what we try to do on offense. He can run, he can lead, he can run between the tackles, he can throw…we’re going to put a lot on him because he can handle it.
“He’s one of the better players that I’ve ever coached.”
Martinez has earned the reputation as one of the best — if not the best — dual-threat quarterback in college football. He’s an early Heisman Trophy candidate and has a legitimate chance to win the B1G Offensive Player of the Year award at season’s end.
Last season, Martinez threw for 2,617 yards and 17 touchdowns while completed 64.6 percent of his passes. He rushed for an additional 629 yards and eight touchdowns in 11 games.
It won’t be surprising to see those numbers increase significantly this fall, now that Nebraska has even more weapons for Martinez to utilize.