Texas transfer Thompson opens spring as Nebraska's No. 1 QB
Casey Thompson, who started 10 games and passed for 24 touchdowns for Texas last season, opened Nebraska's spring practice Monday as its No. 1 quarterback. “I think he's the best one right now,” new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple said. Among the Cornhuskers' priorities is sorting out the quarterback situation following Adrian Martinez's transfer to Kansas State.news.yahoo.com
Cavaliers ride Perkins, defense to 30-14 win over Pitt
Bryce Perkins threw for 181 yards and two touchdowns and the Cavaliers took advantage of a series of Pittsburgh miscues in a 30-14 victory on Saturday night. Perkins also ran for 44 yards and Virginia's defense knocked around Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett, who had an uneven night operating new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple's more pass-heavy attack for the first time. Pitt never came close to getting back in it, not with Pickett under heavy duress on nearly every snap. THE TAKEAWAYVirginia: The defense - and not Perkins - might be the biggest reason for optimism in Charlottesville. Pitt: The Panthers hired Whipple to reinvigorate a passing game that was one of the least effective in the FBS last season.