Adrian Martinez focused on limiting turnovers

“No more frickin' turnovers," Verduzco said on Monday. "He’s got to take care of damn football.”

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco did not hold back when asked what’s the No. 1 thing starting quarterback Adrian Martinez needed to work on this spring camp.

“No more frickin’ turnovers,” Verduzco said on Monday. “He’s got to take care of damn football.”

Martinez echoed his coach’s statement. The senior will be a four-year starter this fall but at times has been sporadic with the football. No greater example of that came against Rutgers last season in the final game of the year. Martinez accounted for four turnovers but also had three touchdowns and over 400 yards of total offense.

The senior said, it’s a prove-it year for himself and the Huskers.

“We’ve got to prove it,” Martinez said. “Prove it to each other and prove it to the state. To everyone else.”

Verduzco said Martinez responded really well to being benched last year midseason. He said it was one of the more difficult decisions he’s ever had to tell him.

“Y’all have children? Or pets or dogs or something? You love them to death…So he’s like your son.”

Martinez, Verduzco and the Huskers return to practice on Wednesday. The Red-White Spring Game is scheduled for May 1, at 1:00 p.m.

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