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Thompson vs Purdy

nems

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
15 Year Member
It will be very interesting to see how the QB battle plays out over the next 2 years. Given where we are at, one would expect there will be some struggles as the program tries to get on the right footing. QB is a high pressure position at any school, Nebraska is certainly no exception. Thompson has 2 years left and Purdy has 4. Everything you read seems to indicate Purdy is right on Thompson's heels.

While we would all love for Thompson to take the reins and never let go, doesn't it seem likely we see the two of them each getting some significant playing time this year?
 

clove8828

All I know is nothing
5 Year Member
It will be very interesting to see how the QB battle plays out over the next 2 years. Given where we are at, one would expect there will be some struggles as the program tries to get on the right footing. QB is a high pressure position at any school, Nebraska is certainly no exception. Thompson has 2 years left and Purdy has 4. Everything you read seems to indicate Purdy is right on Thompson's heels.

While we would all love for Thompson to take the reins and never let go, doesn't it seem likely we see the two of them each getting some significant playing time this year?
Eeh 2 QB system hardly ever works out. What makes you think CP is on the heels of Thompson. I really don care who is QB I just want to see an O that can get it done. Im also in the camp of I dont care how they get it done run or pass wise
 

nems

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
15 Year Member
Eeh 2 QB system hardly ever works out. What makes you think CP is on the heels of Thompson. I really don care who is QB I just want to see an O that can get it done. Im also in the camp of I dont care how they get it done run or pass wise

I've read the Purdy came to NU with an injury, which set him back for the Spring. However he worked with Frost over the Summer and based upon early practice reports Thompson is the clear #1, but Purdy is right there with him in terms of accuracy and arm strength.
 

KleinTxHusker

All Legend
15 Year Member
It will be very interesting to see how the QB battle plays out over the next 2 years. Given where we are at, one would expect there will be some struggles as the program tries to get on the right footing. QB is a high pressure position at any school, Nebraska is certainly no exception. Thompson has 2 years left and Purdy has 4. Everything you read seems to indicate Purdy is right on Thompson's heels.

While we would all love for Thompson to take the reins and never let go, doesn't it seem likely we see the two of them each getting some significant playing time this year?
I think so. The biggest concern I have about Thompson is his thumb injury and whether he is truly recovered. If Thompson is healthy, I expect him to start every game.

Purdy, I thought looked pretty good last spring. Thompson didn't look that much better, but the whole thumb issue wasn't acknowledged. So I truly think it is Thompson's job to lose, as he has far, far more experience, and I thought he was a pretty respectable QB and likely an upgrade from 2AM (not to dis 2AM - I think a new location served both schools well).

Long term I think it will be Haarburg & Torres. Although Purdy has a good shot at being a starter down the road. I really expect Haarburg to be the #3 QB this year.
 
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Pops

I have squandered my resistance
15 Year Member
I've read the Purdy came to NU with an injury, which set him back for the Spring. However he worked with Frost over the Summer and based upon early practice reports Thompson is the clear #1, but Purdy is right there with him in terms of accuracy and arm strength.
Like to see them both in games 2 and three

The clear number one should play NW

Also like to see if the QB is struggling then bring in number 2.
 

nems

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
15 Year Member
I think so. The biggest concern I have about Thompson is his thumb injury and whether he is truly recovered. If Thompson is healthy, I expect him to start every game.

Purdy, I thought looked pretty good last spring. Thompson didn't look that much better, but the whole thumb issue wasn't acknowledged. So I truly think it is Thompson's job to lose, as he has far, far more experience, and I thought he was a pretty respectable QB and likely an upgrade from 2AM (not to dis 2AM - I think a new location served both schools well).

Long term I think it will be Haarburg & Torres. Although Purdy has a good shot at being a starter down the road. I really expect Haarburg to be the #3 QB this year.

Agree on Haarburg. Definitely a redshirt year for Torres.
 

RedRum

All Legend
10 Year Member
It will be very interesting to see how the QB battle plays out over the next 2 years. Given where we are at, one would expect there will be some struggles as the program tries to get on the right footing. QB is a high pressure position at any school, Nebraska is certainly no exception. Thompson has 2 years left and Purdy has 4. Everything you read seems to indicate Purdy is right on Thompson's heels.

While we would all love for Thompson to take the reins and never let go, doesn't it seem likely we see the two of them each getting some significant playing time this year?
Nothing I have read seems to indicate Purdy is on his heels. Maybe some coachspeak that says he has a chance to compete. Have you seen anything different?
 

weaver75

Special Counsel
5 Year Member
I have a sense we will need 2 or 3 QBs to play significant time. All teams will. In addition to current and future injuries, Covid will likely be rearing it’s head, requiring players to sit out. Do we know what the current B1G testing and sitting out rules are for this fall?
 

nems

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
15 Year Member
Nothing I have read seems to indicate Purdy is on his heels. Maybe some coachspeak that says he has a chance to compete. Have you seen anything different?

Most recently was the rivals practice report:


Subscription required I think.
 

Pops

I have squandered my resistance
15 Year Member
Thumb injuries never go away. You just can’t fix/repair the ligaments back to 100%. The fact that he was limited almost one year to the initial injury is not a good sign.
And a reason he has happy feet
 
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