Former Tulane QB Tanner Lee announces transfer to Nebraska

Former Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee knew he wouldn’t be sticking around in New Orleans when the school hired Willie Fritz, who runs an option-heavy offense, as their new head coach. He announced he would transfer for his final season of eligibility in 2017.

After visiting LSU a few weeks ago, Lee announced he would not be staying in his home state and would take his talents up north. He said on Saturday that he would be transferring to Nebraska to complete his collegiate journey.

#GBR pic.twitter.com/KK2OVvR39m

— Tanner Lee (@TannerLee13_) January 30, 2016

Lee will have to sit out the 2016 season due to transfer rules and will play his final year of eligibility in 2017. In two seasons with the Green Wave, Lee threw for 3,601 yards and 23 touchdowns against 21 interceptions.

In 2015, he dealt with a hand injury that caused him to miss three games, which would have likely helped him improve his stats a little more. It also looks like a future Husker quarterback will welcome the competition as four-star quarterback Patrick O’Brien took to Twitter to seemingly address Lee’s transfer.

Competition will bring the best out of me

— Patrick O'Brien™ (@oneandonlyPOB) January 31, 2016

Yep, this looks like it will be a pretty great competition.

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