Quarterbacks

Mario Verduzco has developed a tight bond with his quarterbacks, and he believes his coaching is all they need.

Mario Verduzco may have a guy almost everyone expects will play in the NFL.

But the quarterbacks coach has no intention of allowing his quarterbacks to work with outside consultants during the offseason.

“Not until they leave,” Verduzco said Wednesday.

He used the analogy of a parent with a sick child: Would they choose between a person who’d read a couple of medical books or someone with a medical degree?

Verduzco digs deeper into the quarterbacking process than most position coaches. He doesn’t want his teaching to be undone by consultants. Verduzco has different drills from most consultants, as well.

Verduzco does, however, think the Manning Passing Academy — attended by NU quarterback Adrian Martinez — has value. McKenzie Milton, whom Verduzco coached at Central Florida, also attended the event.

“No gurus, right, but that’s a special situation,” Verduzco said. “(Milton) went when we were at UCF and had an awesome experience. Adrian went this year, and it’s really neat for them to see the other quarterbacks in the country and see how they measure up.”

Verduzco said Martinez hasn’t requested to see a private quarterbacks coach.

Previous Nebraska quarterbacks Tanner Lee, Patrick O’Brien and Tristan Gebbia worked with private quarterbacks coaches. Tommy Armstrong worked for a few days with former NFL quarterback Brett Favre.

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