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Wednesday’s Flakes: Nebraska QB Tanner Lee Placed On Unitas Award Watch List

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David McGee

Good morning everyone. Jill’s got things to do, and I am in charge of your Flakes this morning. Normally I would have been up earlier to do them, but it’s the Summer in Texas, which means it never gets below 78-79 degrees in the evening time.

That’s fine and dandy for those that hate winter, but when you have a East facing bedroom, the cycle of heat and cold with the Air Conditioner kicking on makes for sometimes an unpleasant sleep cycle.

Anyhoo, on to today’s news:

Nebraska Quarterback Tanner Lee, who hasn’t played a meaningful snap since November of 2015 at Tulane, is one of 47 Quarterbacks on the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list released this morning.

Here’s the full watch list for the Unitas Award, which is in it’s 30th season:

Austin Allen, Arkansas

Kyle Allen, Houston

J. T. Barrett, Ohio State

Kurt Berkert, Virginia

David Blough, Purdue

Ahmad Bradshaw, Army

Max Browne, Pittsburgh

Christian Chapman, San Diego State

Keller Chryst, Stanford

Brandon Dawkins, Troy

Jason Driskel, Florida Atlantic

Jesse Ertz, Kansas State

Danny Etling, LSU

Luke Falk, Washington State

Riley Ferguson, Memphis

Ryan Finley, NC State

Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State

Quinton Flowers, South Florida

Andrew Ford, UMass

Justice Hansen, Arkansas State

Brandon Harris, North Carolina

Kenny Hill, TCU

Stephen Johnson, Kentucky

Taylor Lamb, Appalachian State

Richard Lagow, Indiana

Tanner Lee, Nebraska

Matt Linehan, Idaho

Connor Manning, Georgia State

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

Trace McSorley, Penn State

Ryan Metz, Univ. of Texas El Paso

Hayden Moore, Cincinnati

Kent Myers, Utah State

Josh Rosen, Alabama

Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State

Nic Shimonek, Texas Tech

Bryant Shirreffs, UConn

Brandon Silvers, Troy

Wilton Speight, Michigan

Nick Stevens, Colorado State

Brent Stockstill, Middle Tennessee

Dalton Sturm, Univ. of Texas San Antonio

Clayton Thorson, Northwestern

Mike White, Western Kentucky

Troy Williams, Utah

Logan Woodside, Toledo

Darius Wade, Boston College


Other things to look at:

LJS: Movie Night to follow Fan Day - For the first time, after the Nebraska Football staff & team sit out in the heat all day to sign autographs, there will be a reason to stay. With the new big screen in North Stadium, the AD found a way to show it off!

For those grumping about wanting “a better movie”, it’s got to be kid & fam friendly you goobers!

Steve Sipple/LJS: Ex- Huskers advice to Freshmen: Prepared to be knocked down a peg - It is interesting to see Jeremiah Sirles’ thoughts on having to go against a Ndamukong Suh in his first Fall Camp. And, it’s good noting that every kid when they get to any college goes through this.

I know we’ve mentioned about how adidas has seemingly saved themselves from oblivion around here. That being said, couple people pointed out to me that the new deal between Nebraska Athletics & adidas was almost ready to go in March. Well, it’s the back half of July now, so there has to be a wondering when the new contract will be announced.

Okay, so I think Herman is a good guy for this. That being said, his obsession with how his players pee is still driving me nuts.

If you’re outside today, be careful. I know DFW has a high listed of 97, but it’s gonna be even warmer in & around Lincoln.

Shade, plenty of water/fluids, and rest when you need to.

PS, if you were planning on getting that deal from Vals today on those extra large pizzas, hope you ordered early.

Enjoy some Bruce Hornsby & the Range to finish your Flakes.