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Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tanner Lee (concussion) is progressing towards being cleared to play on Saturday against Penn State.

Lee still hasn't cleared the protocol yet, but being on track is a positive step in that direction. The redshirt junior suffered the head injury against Minnesota and was replaced by backup Patrick O'Brien. If Lee doesn't get cleared in time, O'Brien would get the start against Penn State on Saturday.
Nov 16 - 9:12 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tanner Lee is leaning towards declaring for the NFL, according to Tony Pauline.

"As one insider told me it was "one foot in the door, one foot out the door" for both signal callers before the season even began," Pauline writes. Lee, somehow, generated positive buzz before the season started, but has responded by completing 57 percent of his passes along with an 18 to 13 touchdown to interception ratio.
Nov 16 - 10:46 AM

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley said Monday that redshirt freshman Patrick O’Brien is preparing this week "as if he's going to start" at Penn State.

With starting quarterback Tanner Lee going through concussion protocol, O'Brien is working with the first-team in practice this week. "I don't rule him in or out right now," Riley said of Lee. Still, with Lee not yet having practiced this week, the tea leaves are pointing towards O'Brien making his first career start. O'Brien (6'4/230) played in the second half of Saturday's 54-21 loss to Minnesota after Lee went down in the second quarter.
Source: omaha.com
Nov 14 - 1:37 PM

Nebraska AD Bill Moos says that HC Mike Riley will finish the 2017 season as coach of the Cornhuskers.

"It’s not like I’ve got a coach to hire this afternoon at 3:30," Moos said. "Mike Riley deserves to finish the 2017 season. That’s how I operate." This is not exactly a ringing endorsement for Riley's long-term stature as head coach of the football team. In three years, the former Oregon State and Los Angeles Chargers coach has gone 19-17 with a 12-12 conference record. It would be a surprise at this point if he remains their head coach in 2018.
Nov 13 - 9:19 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley announced that redshirt junior QB Tanner Lee is going through the concussion protocol.

Lee left the Minnesota game at halftime due to the injury. "I think with the protocol, there won’t be early on in the sequencing, he won’t get any reps," Riley said. "He’s played a lot, and a decision about him can be made later when he’s cleared — if in time. Today we’re practicing Patrick O’Brien as if he can start." Nebraska has a brutal matchup with Penn State set for this weekend.
Source: 247 Sports
Nov 13 - 2:46 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley said that redshirt junior QB Tanner Lee was suffering from an "intense migraine" in Saturday's loss to Minnesota.

Lee did not play in the second half of the defeat due to his migraine. Presumably this will not keep him out of action moving forward unless there is a more serious underlying issue in play.
Nov 11 - 4:36 PM

Nebraska redshirt freshman WR J.D. Spielman had nine catches for 141 yards in Saturday's 54-21 loss to Minnesota.

Outside of Spielman's output, the Cornhuskers could get nothing going on offense against the Gophers. But it was a tremendous showing in a homecoming game for Spielman, who hails from nearby Eden Prairie. This was his second-best career game following last month's 11-200-1 explosion against Ohio State.
Nov 11 - 4:09 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tanner Lee did not start the second half of Saturday's game against Minnesota due to an illness.

An unfortunate turn for the Cornhuskers, as Lee was playing well in the first half before he began to feel ill. He was not spotted on the sideline when the team came out of the locker room after halftime. Patrick O'Brien is currently serving as signal-caller and would finish out the contest if Lee remains under the weather.
Source: Land of 10
Nov 11 - 2:43 PM

Nebraska junior WR Keyan Williams (hamstring) traveled with the team to Saturday's game against Minnesota.

That's a pretty good indication that he'll be active against the Gophers. If he enters the game, it'll be his first playing time of the 2017 season.
Nov 11 - 11:51 AM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tanner Lee completed 21-of-38 passes for 225 yards with three interceptions and two touchdowns in a 31-24 overtime loss to Northwestern on Saturday.

Lee (6'4/220) had been playing well coming into the game, but really struggled in this one. He was able to throw the two touchdowns, but he was off on several throws, and his three interceptions killed drives and -- if you believe in it -- momentum. Nebraska just isn't good enough running the ball or defensively to have their starting quarterback throw three picks. He'll look to remedy that next week against Minnesota.
Nov 4 - 7:08 PM

Nebraska redshirt sophomore CB Eric Lee remains in the concussion protocol.

Lee (6'0/195) should be considered doubtful for Saturday's game against Northwestern. The redshirt sophomore corner has recorded 30 tackles and two passes defensed in eight games this season. Should medical clearance come next week, Lee could potentially return to action against Minnesota on November 11.
Nov 3 - 3:56 PM

Nebraska freshman RB Jaylin Bradley (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Northwestern.

Bradley (6'0/180) injured his ankle in last Saturday's win over Purdue. Huskers HC Mike Riley said that the injury has not been responding well over the practice week, casting Bradley's availability in doubt for this weekend. Devine Ozigbo and Mikale Wilbon will handle the majority of carries on Saturday whether or not Bradley is able to play on Saturday.
Nov 3 - 2:40 PM

Nebraska junior LB Luke Gifford (hip) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Northwestern.

Gifford (6'3/235) is now set to miss his second consecutive game due to the hip issue. He's been a productive performer this season, rolling up 39 tackles (5.0 for loss) and a sack on the year. Those 39 tackles are good for fourth-most on the team.
Nov 3 - 2:15 PM

Nebraska junior WR Stanley Morgan (hip) caught six passes for 112 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown in a 25-24 victory over Purdue on Saturday.

Morgan (6'1/195) bounced back from his "disappointing" game against Ohio State with another 100 yard effort. In six of the seven games this year, he's had at least 90 yards, and he's now scored in four straight games. This touchdown was the biggest of the year, as he hooked up with QB Tanner Lee from 13 yards out with just 14 seconds left to give the Huskers the vital victory. Morgan will look to make it five straight games with a score next week against Northwestern.
Oct 28 - 11:15 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tanner Lee completed 32-of-50 passes for 431 yards with two touchdowns in a 25-24 victory over Purdue.

With the Cornhuskers unable to run the football (40 yards on 27 carries) it was up to Lee to lead the Nebraska offense to victory. He was able to do just that, but boy was it close. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback was brilliant on the final drive for the Huskers, and found Stanley Morgan Jr. for a 13-yard score with just 14 seconds left to give Nebraska the much-needed victory. Lee and the Cornhuskers will look to go above .500 next week against Northwestern.
Oct 28 - 11:11 PM


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