Former Nebraska football quarterback Logan Smothers has found his new team after entering the portal, and it’s a homecoming of sorts.
With Logan Smothers finding his new team and officially moving on from the Nebraska football team, it feels like the end of an era. Smothers was one of those recruits in the Scott Frost regime that committed early, and held strong. He also held strong when it became clear that Frost and company were looking for other quarterbacks.
He seemingly showed a level of loyalty that isn’t there all that much in today’s college game. And that’s why the reactions to Smothers entering the portal was, in some circles, even more consternation than to the departure of Casey Thompson.
The way that Logan Smothers carried himself is also why Nebraska football fans were holding out hope that he might return. However, on Tuesday morning, it became official that he was going elsewhere. In heading to Jacksonville State, Smothers is having a homecoming of sorts as the school is located in his native Alabama.
Nebraska football’s Logan Smothers pulls trigger on new home
The Gamecocks appear to be a pretty good fit for the former Husker for a couple of different reasons. While Smothers held his own when he got into a Big Ten game, it was never likely that he was going to be a starter for the Nebraska football team unless something went wrong.
Now that he’s at a school just starting to jump to Conference USA, it feels like he has a real chance to make himself a starter for former Michigan, West Virginia, and Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez.
The Gamecocks also run the kind of offense that Smothers will be able to excel in. It’s not an offense that’s going to ask him to throw 30 times a game but will allow him to use his ability to both run and pass.
It will be interesting to see what the former Nebraska football player can do in the 2023 season.