With the revised Husker Coaching staff, I'm wondering if Taylor Martinez is the hands-down choice for starting QB. I have some questions about T-Magic. I have seen flashes of athletic brilliance mixed with some attitude problems. He seems to stand on the side lines alone, without much interaction between his Husker teammates. I have no proof, but I do believe his helicopter Dad was shopping his son during the semester break, without any positive results. I think his Dad has contributed a lot to this young man's ego issues. I guess we'll see what happens in 2011.
Look, we need to find an arm, and stick with it. Florida did that with Chris Leak, and it ultimately paid off. We can't become the Bears here (take it from a guy from Chicago). Every two years, it's get a new QB, then by the end of the second year, we run him outta town, and start over. In the meantime, our biggest rival (Packers) have had two back-to-back hall of fame Super Bowl QBs.
Martinez is the number one guy until someone beats him out. I'm sure that's how the coaches view it, but I could be wrong.
You're probably right about Green not having much of a chance. But I have to say that he was never given a real chance last year. He barely got any snaps at practice, so the few times he came in, he was cold. Not to mention the game was usually out of hand at that point. So he was trying to force things. I still argue if he started the Big 12 Championship game we would have won that game. A&M might have bin a win too, but the refs sure seemed headset on not letting that happen. I also think he would have helped pump up the team for the Bowl game. Watching the tunnel walk he's always in the front leading the way out. After great plays he's there to congratulate the player, he's a great kid. Might not be the best player, but he's got the ability to motivate. Not to mention the O-line likes him so they'd block for him.
That said, I know you're right about his chances at starting. T-Mart had better do a lot of growing up, because Turner is more than happy to take over.
If Taylor doesn't win the starting spot, I sure hope he doesn't pout like Bobby Newcomb did, and plays another position. It would be nice to have his speed on the field. I bet if he doesn't start though, he'll transfer.