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Quarterbacks excited to compete for starting job in Nebraska's new offense

Posted at 10:57 PM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 23:57:45-04

Scott Frost has his poker face on this spring. Nebraska's new head coach is keeping his cards close to the vest when it comes to who has the upper hand in the Huskers' starting quarterback race.

"You guys keep asking those questions but we've got a long way to go," said Frost following Tuesday's practice. "But there's definitely some guys that have performed well and those guys are going to continue to get more reps. We've just got to keep letting it sort itself out."

One Husker who hopes to earn the starting nod come September is Tristan Gebbia. The redshirt freshman was one of Mike Riley's most touted recruits. And although Riley's gone, Gebbia says he didn't consider transferring.

"Nebraska's my home now," Gebbia said. "I love it here. Everything about it is great. The people here have been really good to me and I heard great things about Coach Frost coming in. Obviously he won all those coaching awards. So that was tough to be like 'nah I'm not staying for this' you know? This is a special moment in time and I couldn't leave my teammates."

Another QB who didn't consider transferring was Andrew Bunch. The sophomore walk-on has impressed Coach Frost this spring with his running ability.

"I think everybody in the country wants to play for Coach Frost," said Bunch. "So if he's coming here then I'm not leaving. I've never thought of myself as a walk-on. So I'm proud to be a walk-on. I'm definitely trying to do my very best."

Patrick O'Brien is the only returning Nebraska quarterback with playing experience but was also the only QB not meet with the media on Tuesday.

Finally, the last quarterback contending for the starting job in 2018 is true freshman Adrian Martinez. The four star recruit enrolled at NU early to pick up Scott Frost's new offense as soon as possible.

"Man, it's fun out there," Martinez said. "We play fast. Coach Frost is pushing us and it's a lot of fun for me personally because it gives me freedom to run the ball and play and have fun."

Bishop Neumann alum Noah Vedral must sit out the 2018 season due to transferring from UCF but has helped the other quarterbacks learn Frost's scheme.

The Huskers return to practice Thursday morning.