NU Football Practice, 12.15.15

Nebraska football offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf observes his players during practice on Dec. 15, 2015, at Hawks Championship Center.

It's a big recruiting weekend for the Huskers. Apparently the group of visitors will include a quarterback from Tulane looking for his next place to play.

Tanner Lee is planning to transfer from the Green Wave and is fresh off a visit to LSU this weekend. And now? Here's one report:

Lee started the past two seasons at Tulane, but is leaving since his style doesn't fit into the option-style offense Willie Fritz is bringing to the program.

In 19 college games, he has thrown for 3,601 yards, with 23 touchdowns and 21 interceptions, completing 53.6 percent of his passes for a team that finished 3-9 this past year. After redshirting the 2013 season, Lee won the starting job after beating out Nick Montana, son of Joe Montana.

Worth noting Husker wide receiver's coach Keith Williams was on the Tulane staff when Lee started for the Green Wave in 2014.

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Here's a whole lot more from the Baton Rouge Advocate about Lee, who played with a broken finger on his hand at the end of last season.

If Lee transfers to an FBS school, he would have to sit out this upcoming season, and then would have either one or two years left to play, depending on if succeeds in petitioning the NCAA for a sixth year.

As it stands, Nebraska has five scholarship quarterbacks on the roster, including the addition of Patrick O'Brien, now enrolled in classes in Lincoln. But NU will be without at least two of those after this year when Tommy Armstrong and Ryker Fyfe finish their senior seasons.

At the bowl site last month, I asked Husker coach Mike Riley if he would entertain the possibility of bringing in a transfer QB this year, and also what his general philosophy was when considering such a decision.

"I would never say no right off the top," Riley said. "In a general question like that, some of the guys that are out there, I can't talk about them, obviously. I know how that thing goes today in this world. Guys are oftentimes looking for new opportunities.

"There will be guys on our team that will be looking, not quarterbacking I think, but guys looking at other opportunities. So I would never say no (right away). Now, it has to be what I would think would be the right fit for us in a number of ways. Those things kind of have to go through the process before we can talk about it."

Reach the writer at bchristopherson@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.


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