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Nebraska names Tulane transfer Tanner Lee No. 1 QB

Nebraska names Tulane transfer Tanner Lee No. 1 QB
Published On: Thu, Apr 20
Sep 19, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) is pressured by Miami Hurricanes linebacker Tyriq McCord (17) during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska coach Mike Riley has named Tulane transfer Tanner Lee the Cornhuskers' No. 1 quarterback coming out of spring football.

Riley made the announcement Wednesday evening via a string of tweets.

Lee, who started 19 games for Tulane in 2014 and '15, completed 328 of 612 passes (54 percent) for 3,601 yards and 23 touchdowns with 21 interceptions for the Green Wave.

He split first-team reps this spring with redshirt freshman Patrick O'Brien. According to ESPN, Riley even went so far as to flip a coin to see who got the first snaps in practice.

Lee, who sat out last year as a transfer and has two years of eligibility remaining, apparently clinched the spot atop the depth chart entering summer by completing 13 of 19 passes for 190 yards and three TDs in Nebraska's spring game.

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