And then there was one. Officially.
Over the weekend, Nebraska announced that true freshman Adrian Martinez has earned the starting quarterback job for this coming Saturday’s regular-season opener against Akron. Monday, reports surfaced that Tristan Gebbia, the odd-man out in the quarterback competition, had decided to leave the Cornhuskers.
In a very brief statement Tuesday morning, “Frost confirmed… that quarterback Tristan Gebbia has asked for and been granted a release from Nebraska.” The announcement came after the head coach made what turned out to be an unsuccessful attempt to get the California native to reverse course on his transfer decision.
With the redshirt freshman’s official departure, the Cornhuskers are now left with one scholarship quarterback available to play this season — the starter, Martinez. Sophomore walk-on Andrew Bunch will serve as Martinez’s backup, while another walk-on, freshman Matt Masker, will be the No. 3 quarterback.
Gebbia was a three-star 2017 signee, rated as the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the country on 247Sports.com‘s composite board. He took a redshirt as a true freshman this past season.