‘It’s his job to lose’: Scott Frost says Husker QB Casey Thompson likely to start
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A day before fall camp’s first scrimmage, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost discussed quarterback Casey Thompson; offense; and name, image and likeness.
With Adrian Martinez out of the picture after transferring to Kansas State, the quarterback position has been up for grabs.
This offseason, the Huskers welcomed transfers Casey Thompson, who threw the most touchdowns in the Big 12 last season at Texas, and Chubba Purdy, a four-star QB from Florida State.
At a Friday press conference, Frost said that Thompson’s ability has improved since spring and that he would more than likely be the starting quarterback for the season.
“We got a lot of quarterbacks playing well right now, but I’ve been really pleased from what I’ve seen from Casey,” Frost said. “We will let him keep working, and right now, it’s his job to lose.”
During the press conference, questions arose about who would be the starting running back.
Frost said it’s “day to day” right now, as he’s been really pleased with a lot of guys in the running back room.
“One guy has a great day, then the next guy has a great day,” Frost said. “I haven’t seen any really bad days from anybody, and we have a lot of capable bodies.”
A hot topic in college athletics right now is the recent addition of NIL opportunities for student-athletes.
Frost said NIL hasn’t been a problem for the team and instead has helped attract talent to Nebraska.
“I’m happy guys on our team are making money, but the reality is there’s gonna be some with more money in their pocket than the other,” Frost said. “Our NIL company is doing an unbelievable job, and it helped us attract some really good talent.”
But Frost said he wants players to come wanting to win — not worrying about money.
“I’ve had a couple of leaders on my team tell me they don’t care how much they make, they just want to win, and that’s the attitude you want,” Frost said.