Nebraska football offensive coordinator Troy Walters said quarterback Patrick O'Brien was not at practice today during his media appearance after this morning's spring practice.
UPDATE: According to our partners at the Omaha World-Herald, O'Brien has asked for his release and head coach Scott Frost has granted it.
Nebraska coach Scott Frost tells me that QB Patrick O’Brien has asked for his release and been granted it. “He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do, he’s a great kid, he wants to find an offense that fits his skillset.” #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) April 12, 2018
Patrick O’Brien was NOT at practice today according to #Huskers OC Troy Walters but Walters did not elaborate.— Adam Krueger (@AdamKruegerTV) April 12, 2018
According to our partners at the Omaha World-Herald, Quarterback's coach Mario Verduzco also said O'Brien did not come to practice, and said media members would have to figure out why.
Nebraska QB coach Mario Verduzco says QB Patrick O'Brien wasn't at practice today. Says media members will have to figure out why.— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) April 12, 2018
Verduzco also said O'Brien did not get many reps in Tuesday's practice as the top QB group was Tristan Gebbia, Andrew Bunch and Adrian Martinez. Verduzco cited speed and athleticism as the reason.
We will continue to update the story as more information is made available.