If you were not already aware, Casey Thompson entered the transfer portal and on Wednesday he committed to FAU. He’s hooking back up with Tom Herman. I don’t blame Casey one bit and I’m sure the Nebraska coaching staff did everything they could to try and keep Casey Thompson.
Going forward it looks like Jeff Sims, the transfer from Georgia Tech, is going to be the starter at quarterback moving forward.
In a perfect world Jeff Sims stays healthy all all. However, we know that injuries happen and in fact Jeff Sims missed several games last season at Georgia Tech with injuries. So there is a track record.
If Casey Thompson would have stayed it would almost have been an embarrassment of riches to be able to go to him in the situation that Jeff Sims goes down.
Instead, unless something dramatic happens it looks like the two options are Heinrich Haarberg and Chubba Purdy.
The Haarberg situation could end up being one of the best stories in the past decade for Nebraska football. He could go from the stituation where his offensive coordinator in Mark Whipple essentially told the media that Haarberg isn’t a division one quarterback.
Now he’s in the situation that there is a coaching staff that believes in him. Sometimes a little belief is all you need. Just ask Ted Lasso.
Chubba Purdy at times was almost like Jekyll and Hyde. At times he looked like he had command of the offense and at others he looked lost.
It’s a great opportunity for possibly both of these kids to step up. However, until we see that happens it’s going to be a concern.
Maybe Logan Smothers comes back. Maybe he is the key to everything.
Maybe he leads Nebraska to the Super Bowl. Well that’s unrealistic. We can settle instead of a National Championship.
SPORTS! SPORTS! JORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS!
I Can’t Believe How Fast a Baseball Game Feels in 2023 - WSJ
This speedy new era of baseball is a big win, and so is the rule change behind it: A 15-second time clock, which keeps pitchers focused on their next delivery, and formerly-fussy hitters locked in the batters’ box instead of rearranging their batting gloves like they’re on the steps at the Met Gala. (The clock swells to 20 seconds when runners are on base.)
YouTube Looks to Use NFL Sunday Ticket to Lure Big Brands Away From Television - WSJ
YouTube has a new pitch for advertisers: professional football games with a side of internet celebrities.
The video-streaming giant is looking to leverage its exclusive rights to the National Football League’s Sunday Ticket franchise—for which it is paying about $2 billion a year—to lure major brands from traditional television when it presents next week at the annual TV upfronts.
U.S. bankruptcy judge blocks Phoenix Suns' new TV deal - ESPN
A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday blocked the NBA's Phoenix Suns from moving ahead with a television and streaming rights deal for its basketball games, saying the team violated the rights of its current broadcast partner, the bankrupt Diamond Sports Group.
Celtics' Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown eligible for $613 million in supermax contracts after All-NBA honors
The Boston Celtics didn't play Wednesday, but two of their players still had a very good day.
Both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown became supermax-eligible after being named to an All-NBA team, with Tatum making the first team and Brown making the second team.
NBA playoffs: Knicks give home crowd something to cheer about as they force Game 6 in Miami
crushing screen from Bam Adebayo sent Quentin Grimes tumbling onto the Madison Square Garden floor Wednesday night. Grimes' awkward step and a banged knee left him on his rear end, flailing in pain, right above the basketball of the Knicks’ logo at midcourt.
Cincinnati mayor wisely avoids trash talk while announcing Bengals-Chiefs Week 17 matchup
Cincinnati major Aftab Pureval has learned his lesson.
After taking maybe the biggest L of the 2023 NFL postseason, the mayor made a good-humored poke at his trash talk gone wrong in a video posted by the Bengals on Wednesday. The video announces the Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs will face each other in a rematch on New Year's Eve in Week 17 this year, ahead of the NFL's full schedule release Thursday.
The 3-2-1: Will Nebraska add more from the transfer portal? - On3
Will Nebraska look to add any more players from the transfer portal this cycle?
We hit on that and more in this week’s 3-2-1 column with three things we learned, ask two questions, and make one prediction.
Safety Malik Esquerra talks about new offer from Nebraska
Nebraska has entered the picture for safety Malik Esquerra from Killeen (Texas) Shoemaker. The Huskers came by his school to see him in February. Last week, the Nebraska staff extended and offer Esquerra is now looking at a very full month of June trying to find a date to take a visit to Lincoln.
Notebook: Nebraska HC Matt Rhule addresses several topics - On3
Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule spoke on Wednesday to a packed crowd of about 750 people at the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce luncheon event.
Following the event at the Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Lincoln, Rhule addressed several topics. Here’s a rundown of what Rhule covered.
“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.
Just Because I Feel Like It
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