Quick Hitter: Martinez practices again

Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez made an important step in playing on Saturday - practicing for the second time this week.

LINCOLN, Neb. - For the second time in three days, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez practiced on Tuesday, in hopes that he can play on Saturday against Minnesota. The senior quarterback has missed the last three games with turf toe.

"He's doing what he can do right now, and we're just easing him back into things," Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck said. "If he needs a break, we give him a break. It's a day-to-day, period-to-period deal.

"There's a little bit of rust, but he still sees things well. He's a veteran player and he sees defenses well. He knows where he needs to go with the ball. He's just getting the cobwebs out a little bit."

In Martinez's absence, the Huskers have gone with a two-quarterback system, something they might not go away from even when the All-Big Ten quarterback returns.

"I think both (Tommy Armstrong) and (Taylor Martinez) have earned the right to play, but you can only play one guy at a time" Beck said. "We'll cross that bridge when we get there, but we're going to play the best guy, the healthiest guy and the guy that's going to help us win."

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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