Taylor Martinez has been an enigma since arriving in Lincoln. On his third play from scrimmage, he scored on an electrifying touchdown run against Western Kentucky, and Nebraska fans thought they might be seeing the start of something special. But Martinez has struggled in his Nebraska career and been the goat in a number of losses both gut-wrenching and ugly.
This offseason, Martinez has worked with quarterback guru Steve Calhoun to improve his mechanics and get better as a passer. It is encouraging to all Nebraska fans that Martinez recognizes a weakness in his game and is willing to publicly discuss how he is trying to get better. But without a spring game, it’s impossible to know if that offseason work will pay dividends. Here are a few things to look for.