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Rapid Reaction: Walters says Martinez continues to progress; O-line needs to improve finishes

September 19, 2018

NU offensive Coordinator Troy Walters coaches his players through a drill during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 at Hawks Championship Center.

Nebraska offensive coordinator Troy Walters said Adrian Martinez continues to make progress.

The true freshman quarterback continues to practice this week after missing the Troy game with a right knee injury.

“He’s making progress. He looks better and better every day,” Walters said after Wednesday’s practice. “We’ll see come Saturday what his status is. We’re going to make the best decision with the team in mind, and the future in mind.

“We’re going against a good defense. They fly around, they’re physical, so we’re not going to put him in any harm or any danger.”

Other notes from Thursday:

The Huskers have their eyes on Michigan linebacker Devin Bush. “He’s got everything,” Walters said. “Fast. Physical. Explosive. Smart. He knows exactly, based on formations, what you’re going to run. He plays with relentless effort.”

Echoing what Frost said Monday, Walters said the Huskers need other wideouts to step up to help and relieve Stanley Morgan and JD Spielman. “We didn’t play a whole lot of guys the last two games, but that’s got to change,” Walters said. “We’re wearing JD and Stan out.”

Walters talked about the offensive line’s struggles with the slants from Troy’s defense. Walters said the linemen need to do a better job finishing.

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