Adrian Martinez Shoulder Surgery:- As Nebraska prepares to play in its last game of the season against No. 16 Iowa, the Huskers’ main quarterback is undergoing shoulder surgery. Despite having offseason surgery, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez, who suffered from injuries during the Cornhuskers’ dismal 5-7 season, will be ready for spring practice, according to coach Scott Frost.
Quarterback Adrian Martinez had season-ending shoulder surgery on Wednesday, and the availability of a few other players seemed to be in doubt 48 hours before Nebraska’s game against Iowa kicked off on Saturday.
When asked whether running back Rahmir Johnson and safety Deontai Williams would play on Friday, coach Scott Frost stated it was a “close call.” Johnson did not play in the Wisconsin game on Saturday, while Williams has missed three consecutive starts.
Frost stated that defensive lineman Damion Daniels, who was injured during the Wisconsin game, may play some minutes on Friday against Michigan.
This season, Martinez, who stands at 6-foot-2 and weighs 220-pounds, totaled 2,863 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. Throughout his Nebraska career, Martinez has accumulated 8,491 yards of total offense, 45 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions.
Having Riley around will increase the likelihood of success being achieved in a more or less timely manner. It’s evident that USC wants to send a statement with Riley’s hire that the Trojans are prepared to win again at any cost.
It is possible that Riley’s accepting the position indicates that USC is still one of the top places to work in the country. Despite the fact that USC’s reputation and facilities have taken a beating, the Trojans’ location on the West Coast and in a league that is desperate for a really dominant club makes the potential sky-high. It’s for this reason that the immediate expectations are for a Pac-12 championship at the absolute least, and most probably a spot in the College Football Playoff sooner rather than later.
Riley has guided Oklahoma to three postseason berths in four years, but USC has yet to make an appearance in the postseason. Moreover, it is reasonable to argue that returning to the Pac-12 will be simpler than returning to the SEC with Oklahoma after the Sooners have joined the SEC.
Overall, Nebraska is 3-8 and is currently ranked sixth in the Big Ten West. The Cornhuskers are on a five-game losing streak, with their most recent loss being against then-No. 15 Wisconsin, which they lost 35-28. Nebraska’s most recent win came on October 2 against Northwestern.
Despite the fact that Frost was speaking at a press conference to reveal Nebraska’s recruiting class on National Signing Day, Martinez quickly became a popular subject of conversation. The Cornhuskers ended one victory short of bowl eligibility after suffering defeats to Minnesota and Indiana due to a knee injury. Martinez did not play in either of those games.
In a press conference, Nebraska coach Scott Frost said that Adrian Martinez is “in a good place,” and he anticipates that a decision on his future with the team will be made soon. Martinez has played for the Huskers for four seasons, but he has an option to return to the team in 2020 because of the additional year of eligibility that has been granted for that season.