Guy Thomas, a linebacker out of Miami, announced his departure from Nebraska football late during the 2018 season. He played in four games during the fall as a redshirt freshman.
Back in late November, he said he was leaving the program. He told the Omaha World-Herald that things were “not working out” when asked about reasons for his decision.
Months later, he has finally decided on his next college football home. It is a program that the Huskers are quite familiar with.
Nebraska linebacker Guy Thomas is transferring to former Huskers Big 12 rival Colorado.
The two programs share a ton of history, and used to play annually as conference-mates, before Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten and Colorado’s out to the Pac-12.
The teams renewed their rivalry this past fall, with Colorado pulling out a tight win. The two will have a return game in Boulder this fall.
Thomas will likely have to sit out, but will be on the opposite sideline this time.
— Guy Nyon🍁🍁 (@17sackmangt) July 20, 2019
The two sides have exchanged some words this off-season as well. Thomas’ new head coach Mel Tucker made headlines, saying “what has Nebraska done?” during a discussion about some of his program’s recruiting challenges.
“There are in-state kids here who don’t care a thing about CU, so it’s a sell job,” Tucker told The Denver Post. “It’s like, you’ve got to win games before they’ll even consider you. I’ve been through that before, that’s just how it is. There are kids right now that you (ask), ‘Well, who are your top guys?’ And they’ll say, ‘Nebraska.’
“And you look and say, ‘Well, what has Nebraska done?’ But in their mind, that’s like way, way better than CU.”
The Huskers and Buffaloes play again this fall on September 7.