Scott Frost tabs early frontrunner in Nebraska's QB battle
Scott Frost sees the quarterback situation taking shape in Lincoln.
According to Jimmy Watkins with the Omaha World-Herald, Frost believes Texas transfer Casey Thompson is the frontrunner. The former Longhorn passed for 2,422 yards and 30 touchdowns in three seasons in Austin. His experience might be one factor in his edge.
“We’ve got a lot of quarterbacks playing well right now, but I’ve been really pleased with what I’ve seen from Casey,” Frost said. “We’ll let him keep working, and right now it’s his job to lose.”
Frost’s announcement comes just after a week of fall camp.
A prior right thumb injury seems to be in Thompson’s rearview mirror; which he had a procedure on this summer. Thompson played through the injury during his final season in Austin.
Nebraska also has Florida State transfer Chubba Purdy and Logan Smothers on its depth chart. But Frost simply believes Thompson’s experience, not the play of the other two quarterbacks, gives him the edge.
“You can tell he’s experienced because he does some things that young quarterbacks don’t do,” Frost said. “(Thompson has) a really good feel in the pocket, really good command presence.”
Thompson’s first start could come overseas. The Huskers face Northwestern in Dublin, Ireland on Aug. 27.