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QB Casey Thompson finds landing spot following transfer



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Former Nebraska football quarterback Casey Thompson has found a home after entering the transfer portal. He will play his final season college football at FAU, according to multiple media reports.

Thompson had gotten interest from Notre Dame, Indiana, Houston, and Texas State. He visited Auburn as well, as he began his search for a new place to play.

Thompson started in 10 games for Nebraska last season, and threw for 2, 407 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He battled through injuries last season, as his offensive line struggled. If anything, he showed tremendous grit and tenacity as he took hit after hit.

He battled injuries throughout the course of the season, but was able to suit up for the season finale against Iowa. He had a strong day, going 20-of-30 on the day, and throwing for 278 yards. He was a big reason why Nebraska football won that contest to begin with. In the process, he gave the Huskers their first win over Iowa since the 2014 season.

Florida Atlantic makes sense for Casey Thompson

Thompson’s transfer to Florida Atlantic makes sense. For one, he reunites with head coach Tom Herman. Herman was the coach at Texas from 2017-2020. Casey played for the Longhorns from 2019-2021. There was some overlap between the two, and Thompson was able to develop under Herman.

For what it’s worth, Herman has started his post as head coach of Florida Atlantic. The commitment from Thompson allows familiarity for both, and helps Herman’s chance to get the program up and running.  Although he has Thompson for one season, the fit definitely makes sense for both parties. Thompson has also expressed interest in potentially wanting to coach once his collegiate playing days are over. This could be perfect spot for Thompson, as he could learn under Herman.

The Nebraska football quarterback room is going to be headlined by Jeff Sims. From that point on, it gets a bit murkier. Heinrich Haarberg figures to be the backup. However, time will tell.   The Nebraska football coaching staff has stressed that they want to be a development type of staff. They are definitely going to have to develop the quarterback room. Nevertheless, there is potential in the room itself.

In any event, Thompson’s transfer to Florida Atlantic allows him to have a home for his final season of college football. It will be interesting to see what he does, as Herman and Florida Atlantic look to take over from the Willie Taggert era.

Danny is a Nebraska athletics fan and writer. He also enjoys writing about recruiting in his free time. Danny has been following the Huskers for the last five years. Find him on Twitter @NebCornholio.