Former Nebraska football QB1 lands at fourth school in four years

Ex-Nebraska football signal-caller Casey Thompson has decided to head to his dad's old school for his final season.
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It took former Nebraska football star Casey Thompson quite a while, but it's possible that he's finally exactly where he's supposed to be. The former Texas Longhorn, Husker, and Florida Atlantic Owl is going to play his final college football season with the Oklahoma Sooners.

Thompson announced his latest school on social media on Thursday night after weeks of speculation on where he might go. Earlier this winter he was granted a seventh year of eligibility, and the race to land the veteran signal-caller officially began.

For a while there, the loudest and longest talk was that Thompson might actually come back to Lincoln. The Huskers were dipping heavily into the transfer quarterback market when the transfer portal first opened.

With Jeff Sims moving on, the QB1 position seemed open again and some Husker fans believed that a wrong could be righted if Thompson was brought back, with most people thinking the Cornhuskers would have gone bowling if he'd been the starting quarterback in 2023.

Even after Dylan Raiola committed to the Nebraska football program, rumors around Casey Thompson persisted, with some believing he might be on board with serving as a one-year stopgap and tutor to the 5-star prospect. However, not long after Raiola committed, cold water was thrown on those rumors.

Eventually, the loudest talk were rumors that Thompson might finally be headed to Oklahoma since the Sooners lost Dillon Gabriel to the portal. It turns out those rumors were true.

Ex-Nebraska football star finally finds his next home

Casey Thompson to Oklahoma has long been thought of as a bit of a no-brainer considering that his father Charles, is a Sooner great. When OU and Brent Venables came to Lincoln in 202, he even talked about how upset he was that he wasn't able to get the former Longhorn to Norman.

Venables has now righted that ship. And the former Nebraska football star will play his final year where he probably always should have been.