Riley tweets Tanner Lee enters summer as Huskers' No. 1 QB

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Tanner Lee is at the top.

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley named Tulane transfer Tanner Lee the Cornhuskers' top quarterback "heading into the summer" on his Twitter account Wednesday evening.

"We're excited about that". "Tanner won the job, but he won it with great competition from Patrick O'Brien and great work from the next guy, Tristan Gebbia".

"I learned then that I don't want to do that again", Riley said.

"We did not want to carry it out into fall camp". "The story is out right now. The story is out right now...and we can prepare and basically enter fall camp without any drama at that position".

Lee, who sat out past year under NCAA transfer rules, beat out redshirt freshman Patrick O'Brien for the starting nod. According to ESPN, Riley even went so far as to flip a coin to see who got the first snaps in practice. While Lee beat out redshirt freshman Patrick O'Brien this spring, the competition for the starting role is not over. Tanner, excited. That's kind of a natural easy reaction to relay to everybody. "We have a lot of things to build on and I think we got a lot of our offense in and made it look really good".

Shortly after making the announcement, Riley was a guest on the Husker Sports Network and expanded more on the decision to name Lee the starter.

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The decision comes after Lee's impressive spring game performance this past Saturday.

"We can make each other better. To have a relationship with every guy is something I focus on". "If it doesn't, obviously I'm going to be disappointed, but I just have to control what I can control". I think we have four guys on our team who can move our team.

He was one of 11 captains voted on by teammates for an offseason conditioning program.

O'Brien was asked about the competition after the Red-White game.

At Tulane Lee was a two-year starter, throwing for 1,639 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore and 1,962 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior.

Lee has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

O'Brien and Lee shared reps with the first unit during spring.