Make no mistake about it, the Nebraska football program is plenty happy with the man who is expected to be the starting quarterback in 2024. However, there are some other Big Ten football teams who are also quite happy with the quarterbacks they'll have under center next fall.
One of the newest Big Ten teams is almost certainly ecstatic this morning. That's because the Washington Huskies were able to keep transfer quarterback Will Rogers in the program after he originally reentered the transfer portal earlier this month.
ESPN's Pete Thamel reported on Tuesday night that Rogers had a change of heart and decided to stick with his new school. Rogers told new Washington head coach Jedd Fisch of his decision on Tuesday. In order to stay with the program he's returned to classes.
Rogers deciding not to find a new school could be considered the first big win for Fisch, who has only been the Huskies' head coach for about 10 days. Fisch of course replaced Kalen Deboer who was hired by the Alabama Crimson Tide after Nick Saban announced his retirement.
Not long after Deboer left and Fisch was named his replacement, Rogers announced he was going back into the portal. He'd arrived at one of the newest Big Ten schools earlier this winter after spending his first four years in college with Mississippi State.
Nebraska football rival gets to keep its shiny new starting QB
Nebraska football fans won't have to face off against Rogers and Washington this season, unless the two schools make the Big Ten Championship game. However, with the end of divisions, Rogers could still help shape how the Huskers' season ends up.
Rogers is one of several transfer quarterbacks in the Big Ten that will be playing for new teams in 2024. He joins guys on the list like Dillon Gabriel at Oregon, and former Nebraska football target Will Howard at Ohio State.