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Nebraska backup QB Gebbia granted release to transfer

August 29, 2018

Nebraska coach Scott Frost says quarterback Tristan Gebbia has been granted a release, freeing him to transfer to another school.

Frost made the announcement today, four days before the Cornhuskers’ opener against Akron. True freshman Adrian Martinez was named the starting quarterback over the weekend. Gebbia dropped his classes yesterday and did not attend practice. Martinez and Gebbia engaged in a close competition for the starter’s job through the spring and in the preseason. Gebbia was recruited by former coach Mike Riley and ranked among the top pro-style quarterbacks coming out of high school in 2017. Martinez, a native of California, redshirted his first year. Sophomore walk-on Andrew Bunch is in line to be the backup to Martinez. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Nebraska is renewing the fight for transfer quarterback Noah Vedral’s immediate eligibility in the wake of Gebbia’s decision to leave the program. Frost noted on today’s Big Ten coaches teleconference that the school has considered pursuing a waiver for eligibility for a long time and made it sound as though that process is underway with Vedral.

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