Martinez Progressing Every Day

Following practice, Offensive Coordinator Troy Walters met with the media and gave an update on the quarterback situation for this weekend.

"In terms of all of our guys, the way we practice, Andrew Bunch has gotten a lot of reps, Walters said. This fall, he was working with the ones at times. He knows what to do. He knows this offense. He knows whats expected of him. Hes a sharp guy. He can beat you with his legs, and hes got a good enough arm as well. Were excited. Hes one of those guys that's going to prepare his butt off and if his number is called, hes going to be ready to go."

Walters also talked about the status of true freshman Adrian Martinez, who started at quarterback last Saturday and had 304 yards of total offense against Colorado before exiting the game in the fourth quarter with an injury.

"He's progressing every day, Walters said. Hes out on the field progressing. Hes meeting with Quarterbacks Coach Mario Verduzco making sure he learns the game plan. All of the reps hes gotten in fall camp have been good. So he knows whats going on.Well just see how he goes tomorrow. Well see tomorrow, and the next day, and it'll be a game day decision if hes ready to go or not."

Walters also talked about true freshman quarterback Matt Masker, who has spent time practicing with the ones and twos this week.

"He is getting plenty of reps this week, Walters said of Masker. Well tailor the game plan around him, around his strengths, what he knows, what he can do, and well find that out toward the end of the week, what he knows, what he can do and well tailor the game plan around him. This is probably the first week hes gotten a lot of reps with the ones and twos. Hes done a good job, so well find out where his level of understanding is at the end of the week, and if he happens to get in, well find a plan that fits him and allows us to be successful."

Nebraska hosts Troy on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Memorial Stadium.