Nebraska Football: Matt Lubick impressed with work ethic of quarterbacks

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 28: Quarterback Luke McCaffrey #7 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers warms up before the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Memorial Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 28: Quarterback Luke McCaffrey #7 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers warms up before the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Memorial Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /
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Nebraska Football has a talented quarterback room;

As Nebraska football looks to get underway, there is always going to be the debate as to who should be the starting quarterback. Some people think that Luke McCaffrey should be the starter, while others think that Adrian Martinez should get the job.

Whatever the case may be, this is a welcome problem to have. These two quarterbacks have added a tremendous amount of depth to the room, and they would not even be included in the upcoming depth that Nebraska football has at the position. As of right now, the quarterback race is down to Martinez and McCaffrey. However, according to wide receivers coach Matt Lubick, there isn’t much of a race at all, at least not yet.

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Even still, he has managed to heap praise on McCaffrey as practices continue on. Heading into his second season, McCaffrey now has a year with the Nebraska football playbook under his belt. We saw a bit of what he could do last year, at several different positions. The fact that he can play at a high level at several different positions could work in his favor.

As for now, McCaffrey is working at the quarterback position. There is no doubt that depth is plentiful at the position, and it’s a good problem to have. We saw at times last year where Nebraska football could have used a that depth. As for now, Adrian Martinez is the undisputed starter. Personally, I think he will have a bounce back year. So too, does Lubick.

Perhaps even more than that, Lubick is impressed with how well the quarterbacks worked this offseason. In off-season unlike any other, that is certainly encouraging to hear. It sounds as though Nebraska never took their foot off the gas. This should help them as the season gets underway.

"“Those guys kept learning,” he said. “They were on Zoom calls, they kept learning, they were hungry, they were throwing on their own. You could see, when we finally got back in the summer, that those guys have been working their tails off and they’ve just continued to get better and better and better.”“Their attitude has been great,” Lubick said. “They’re as humble of guys, humble of quarterbacks as I’ve been around. They always want to give credit to other people. They’re team players and so we feel good about really good about both of them.”"

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It will be interesting to see how the quarterback position plays out this season. Will they give McCaffrey a chance to play? In an eight-game season, will he see the field, or with every game meaning that much more, will he be relegated to the bench? The latter may happen for now, however it’s encouraging that the coaches feel comfortable with so much depth.