There’s a decent chance Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee will be cleared to play on Saturday at Penn State. But Huskers coach Mike Riley is still unsure who will be lining up behind center in Happy Valley.
In Nebraska’s Thursday night practice report, Riley said that Lee will be cleared to play if “everything checks out OK” heading into Friday’s walkthrough. Lee was in concussion protocol this week since missing the second half of last week’s loss at Minnesota.
But even with Lee likely to be cleared, Riley said he has not decided how that would impact playing time for both quarterbacks against the Nittany Lions. If Lee doesn’t play, Patrick O’Brien will be making his first career start at Penn State.
“If everything checks out OK after today’s practice and heading into tomorrow’s walkthrough, he will be cleared to play,” Riley said of Lee. “How we do that, we have not yet decided what that means about playing time.”
O’Brien, a redshirt freshman, is 18 for 30 on the season with 192 yards and an interception.