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Two former Nebraska quarterbacks think Tanner Lee needs to "win football games" or it will be a bumpy ride.

Nebraska QB Tanner Lee needs to win football games; ESPYs honor Sam Foltz

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Today is Friday, July 14, and it’s time for Big Red Rising.

‘Win football games’

Winning football games is pretty sound advice for Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee. On Wednesday, both former Husker quarterbacks Steve Taylor and Sam Keller told Mike’l Severe of The Bottom Line just that.

“You win football games, you get a pass,” Taylor told Severe. “You don’t, and it can be tough. You can ask some of the best of them. … But as long as you win football games, you’re OK. If you don’t, it can be a bumpy ride.”

Lee, who will represent Nebraska at Big Ten Media Days on July 24-25, has received a lot of hype so far this summer. He impressed scouts at the Manning Passing Camp in June and was said to “look the part.” While Lee may look like the quarterback Nebraska needs, Taylor was clear that it will depend on the players around him, from the offensive line to the skill-positions.

“We’re going to see how all that that stuff unfolds,” Taylor said. “But the kid can definitely throw the football.”

Whether or not that translates to winning games will be determined soon enough.

ESPYs honor Sam Foltz

ESPN hosted its annual ESPYs Wednesday night and Husker fans watching saw a familiar face. During the in memoriam portion of the evening, the awards show honored the late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz.

It was a touching tribute for Foltz, who died in a car accident following a punting camp on July 23, 2016. For the full video, you can check it out below.

Around the B1G

• Northwestern DL Tyler Lancaster bench pressed 225 pounds 35 times and you need to see the video.

• Eleven Big Ten linemen made the Outland Trophy watch list on Thursday, including Nebraska OT Nick Gates.

• You can get an early look at Wisconsin’s running backs, which are poised to be the team’s strength once again.