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Mike Riley tweets that Tanner Lee is Nebraska's top quarterback heading into summer

Tanner Lee maybe hasn't won the starting quarterback job for Nebraska's 2017 season quite yet, but he earned the Twitter endorsement of his head coach Wednesday night.

Mike Riley fired off a trio of tweets describing his team's spring quarterback competition and declared Lee the Huskers' top signal-caller heading into the summer.

Lee spent two seasons at Tulane before sitting out the 2016 campaign after a transfer to Lincoln. He started a combined 19 games in two seasons with the Green Wave, throwing for 3,601 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Lee has two seasons of NCAA eligibility remaining.

Two other quarterbacks are listed as competitors for the starting quarterback job on the team's website: redshirt freshman Patrick O'Brien and true freshman Tristan Gebbia.

Nebraska, of course, is need of a new quarterback after four-year starter Tommy Armstrong Jr. wrapped up his collegiate career last season.

Armstrong's shoes will be tough to fill. He played in 45 games in four seasons, throwing for 8,871 yards and 67 touchdowns.