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Coach Scott Frost says Martinez improving; talks Big Ten championship, UCF game drawbacks

Posted at 11:15 AM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 15:18:06-04

Coach Scott Frost said Thursday that starting quarterback Adrian Martinez is "improving every day," and said he is optimistic about the Huskers' chances of making it to the Big Ten championship.

In addition to an update on the injured quarterback — and his replacement — following Thursday's team walk-through, Frost said he didn't want to schedule a make-up game for December because "I think we're going to have a chance to be in the championship game."



"Administration's dealing with that, and we'll play whoever they line up for us," Frost said.

The Huskers head football coach said taking on UCF, where he coached before coming to Nebraska, would be a great game, but tough for him personally.

"I'd cringe a little when our defensive end hit their quarterback, and that's not how you want to go into a game," he said.



Frost wouldn't give an indication on when he would make a decision on whether Martinez would start or even play in Saturday's game against Troy.

"It could be (decided) two minutes before kickoff," he said.



The team has continued to emphasize work on fumbles, Frost said.

Frost also shared his opinion on the new headset rule.

"I'm just not sure that's the right way to curtail staff size," he said.