Former Nebraska Cornhuskers star Casey Thompson has finally found his new home after a couple of weeks of speculation about where he might land.
Some were likely hoping that the Nebraska Cornhuskers could find a way to bring Casey Thompson back. That door has now closed officially.
After Thompson was first rumored to be headed to Auburn and then to Florida Atlantic, the rumors are rumors no more. The former Nebraska football star is now officially a member of the FAU Owls.
His going to Conference USA is hardly a surprise. The reason that he was tied to that program last week is because his former coach, Tom Herman, is going to be leading them onto the field in 2023.
It’s also worth noting that in that particular conference, Thompson is likely to see far more offense than defense. That could mean that he’s going to put up some rather eye popping numbers in his final season of college ball.
That’s certainly not bad for a quarterback looking to prove to the NFL he can play at the next level.
Pair of Nebraska football walkons get scholies
Two in-state players on Nebraska’s roster who began their careers as walk-ons are now on scholarship. Head coach Matt Rhule made the announcement at a speaking engagement in front of the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
Nate Boerkircher and linebacker John Bullock are now on scholarship. This despite the fact that the focus for the last few weeks has been the Nebraska Cornhuskers trying to cut down who is on the roster to get to 85.
It appears that even if it hasn’t been made public yet, Rhule isn’t worried that he can or has gotten down to that total.
Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news
- The Nebraska baseball team is in the home stretch of the 2023 season and on Tuesday night, they perfectly exemplified the up and down nature of this year’s campaign. They started the night blowing a late lead in a resumption of a suspended game, losing 6-5 to Creighton. However, they won the full game scheduled for the night, 7-4. The games marked the final non-conference matchups of the regular season.
- Matt Rhule has been talking up the offensive line quite a bit this spring and earlier this week, he did it again. Speaking on Sports Nightly on Monday night, Rhule said that he expects the unit to be vastly improved. The big reason? Because they want to make everyone proud.
Other sports news
The biggest news this week outside of the Big Ten has been Bob Huggins. First, he went on a radio show and used some bigoted slurs against both homosexuals and Catholics. On Wednesday, while some believed he was going to be fired, it turns out he’ll just be fined, suspended a few games and required to attend sensitivity training.
More than a few people believe that he got off just a little too easily. While Huggins has been a great coach over the course of his career and someone I’ve often wished Nebraska would hire, today I can be glad he’s not associated in any way with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.