Scott Frost on QB Noah Vedral: 'He's just a winner'
Former Nebraska quarterback Noah Vedral recently decided that his time in Lincoln needed to come to an end. With Adrian Martinez appearing to have the starting job locked down for at least another season, Vedral wanted to search for a program where he could step on the field a little earlier.
This week, Vedral announced that he will be continuing his career at Rutgers. He joins the program as a graduate transfer, meaning he can play immediately in Piscataway. He also has two years of eligibility remaining for the Scarlet Knights.
Even though Vedral has decided to go elsewhere, Scott Frost had nothing but good things to say about the former Husker quarterback.
“He’s just a winner,” Frost said on Big Ten Network. “So we’re said to see him going, but he wanted an opportunity to try to be a starting quarterback somewhere. Without spring ball to compete, I think he felt like he needed to move on.
“We feel good about where we are, though, with Adrian [Martinez]. Luke McCaffrey had a really good freshman year last year, and Logan [Smothers], some others in the program. So we feel good about our quarterback position. It’s never easy to lose a winner and a leader like Noah, but the team will respond.”
Vedral started his college career at UCF, committing to the program while Frost was the head coach of the Knights. He then transferred to Nebraska when Frost took the job in Lincoln. But Vedral was never able to beat out Martinez for the starting job while with the Huskers.
Last season, Vedral appeared in six games for the Huskers, making two starts. He completed 34-of-52 pass attempts for 418 yards in 2019, while also rushing for 106 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries. Vedral also caught one pass for 22 yards.