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Huskers' rise in Year 2 rides on No. 2 — and Adrian Martinez seems up to the task

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After a coaching change, programs often take their greatest leap in Year 2. And with second-year quarterback Adrian Martinez leading the way, Nebraska expects to make that jump for Scott Frost and company. But how far can the Huskers go from 4-8 last season? What could pull the team and its Heisman contender back down to Earth?

Adrian Martinez first TD

Adrian Martinez soared into the end zone for the first touchdown of his Husker career.

Adrian Martinez

Adrian Martinez carries immense expectations, but the Huskers' sophomore quarterback has lived up to all of them so far.

Mario Verduzco

Mario Verduzco has taken on the role of mentor for Adrian Martinez.

Martinez and Verduzco

Mario Verduzco and Scott Frost keep a close eye on Adrian Martinez as he goes through practice. The two coaches have played a major in role in Martinez's continued growth.

Adrian Martinez fans

Adrian Martinez has quickly become a fan favorite.

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