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Huskers in midst of quarterback competition

Posted at 4:31 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 00:03:30-04

The Nebraska football team is five practices in to fall camp and the spotlight has turned towards the quarterback room as three Nebraska signal-callers are fighting for the starting spot. 

Sophomore Andrew Bunch, redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia and true-freshman Adrian Martinez are all vying to lead the Huskers offense in 2018. If there is a leader in the race, the quarterbacks and coaching staff are staying tight-lipped about it.

"They're doing well, I don't know how close it is," said offensive coordinator Troy Walters. "Our motto is day by day so each day our guys know they need to come to practice ready and be prepared. They understand we're not going to make a decision today." 

While the players are competing with each other for the starting pole on the field, the group is staying close of it. 

"We all want what is best from the team," said Tristan Gebbia. "We want the guy that will win us ball games and Coach Frost and Coach Verduzco and Coach Walters will have a good picture of what that is by the end of fall camp." 

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Adrian Martinez says the competition and camaraderie of the group makes the quarterback room special in the football program.

"I would say it is a little bit of everything. We're competitive. We strive for each other's success because ultimately we want to win. We just want to better each other and compete and help each other out."

Sophomore Noah Vedral announced today that he withdrew his immediate-eligibility waiver, meaning he will sit out in the 2018 season. The Wahoo native and Bishop Neumann grad was Scott Frost's backup quarterback at Central Florida before transferring to Lincoln in January. He will be eligible to suit up for the Big Red in 2019.