Mike Riley talks Tanner Lee, Bob Diaco, Husker fans and more on 'The Jim Rome Show'

With the offseason wrapping up, NU coach Mike Riley joined "The Jim Rome Show" to preview the 2017 season.

Before his third season as Nebraska's head coach, Riley talked about a number of changes in the program, including the quarterback transition, the switch to the 3-4 defense and more on Rome's show, part of the CBS Sports radio network.

Riley said new quarterback Tanner Lee is well-respected and doesn't have a lot of drama, after entering the program as a former two-year starter at Tulane and running the scout team last season.

"I thought that he handled [leading the scout team] about as well as he could have," Riley said. "He got himself ready for the offseason and for spring ball. We had a lot of fun with him in spring, so I think he's handled all that really, really well — really helped our team, really became one of the guys. He was elected offseason captain for our offseason workout program. A lot of stuff like that that's pretty impressive."

Riley also talked about the Husker fan base, saying "it’s really an honor to be in a football program where people are around you that care so much."

You can listen to the entire interview here.

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