In perhaps a make-or-break-it year for Scott Frost, he has to get the quarterback competition right. With Adrian Martinez off to Kansas State, who will the Cornhuskers turn to? A "clear leader" has emerged.
Per Dave Revsine of the Big Ten Network, Texas transfer Casey Thompson is the "clear leader" of Nebraska's quarterback competition thus far.
There's plenty of time for things to change. Perhaps backups Logan Smothers and Chubba Purdy have plenty of time to change Frost's mind. But for now, Thompson appears to be QB1.
"Thought Casey Thompson looked solid today. Abundantly clear he is the leader at QB, though Chubba Purdy also had a nice day - showing an ability to extend plays a bit," said Dave Revsine.
Casey Thompson definitely has the experience to be a Division-I starter at Nebraska. In three years at Texas, Thompson completed 63.8 percent of his throws for 2,422 yards and 30 touchdowns with nine picks. He also picked up 210 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
Can Thompson become Nebraska's starting quarterback? It sounds like he has the early lead in the competition.