The spring has come and gone in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Cornhuskers have a new starting quarterback in line for the fall. Nebraska head coach Mike Riley announced, via Twitter, Tanner Lee will be the new starting quarterback moving forward.
Lee transferred to Nebraska from Tulane in January of last year. After choosing Nebraska over LSU, Lee had to sit out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but he took flight this spring and generated some sparks in the Nebraska offense. Lee was given an extra year of eligibility from the NCAA last August, meaning he will be eligible to play for Nebraska in 2017 and 2018.
Lee started 10 games for Tulane in 2014 and nine games in 2015. Between his two seasons playing for Tulane, Lee racked up 23 touchdowns but was picked off 21 times. At Nebraska, he will have a stronger supporting cast to count on, which should help cut down on the turnovers and maybe improve in the scoring department.