Nebraska has named Casey Thompson, a transfer from Texas, as its starting quarterback for next week's season opener against Northwestern in Dublin, Ireland.

Coach Scott Frost, speaking Thursday night on his radio show, said Thompson "will take the first rep" against Northwestern. Thompson, who transferred to Nebraska in January, started 10 games for Texas last season and led the Big 12 with 24 touchdown passes while passing for 2,113 yards and completing 63.2% of his attempts.

He had been competing with Chubba Purdy, a transfer from Florida State, and Logan Smothers for the top job. Frost said he "wouldn't be surprised" if more than one quarterback played this season for Nebraska. Thompson underwent surgery on his throwing thumb this summer after playing with ligament damage for much of last season.