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No ‘wholesale changes’ on offense with Smothers at QB, Frost says
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Quarterback Adrian Martinez had his season-ending shoulder surgery Wednesday, and the availability of a few other starters appeared iffy 48 hours before Nebraska's kickoff against Iowa. 

Coach Scott Frost said it's a "tight" situation as to whether running back Rahmir Johnson and saftey Deontai Williams will play Friday. Johnson missed the Wisconsin game Saturday, and Williams has missed three starts in a row. 

Defensive tackle Damion Daniels, who left the Wisconsin game with an injury, could get some snaps Friday, Frost said.

Frost said there won't be "wholesale changes" on offense with freshman Logan Smothers at quarterback. "We're just going to put him in the best stuff to try to be efficient on offense," he said. "Some of that has to do with what he does well and what we feel good about him doing, and other things about what Iowa does."

As for Martinez's potential return for a fifth season with the Huskers in 2022, Frost said: "I don’t think that decision will take too long. I want what’s best for the program and definitely want what’s best for Adrian."

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