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The 1994 national championship team is being honored this weekend. With that in mind, kickoff poetry for week 4 honors the big guys in the trenches. The Pipeline.

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CornNation’s crack investigative staff has found the secret to Husker consistency. Kickoff poetry. If you are just joining us, it all started in Week 1 and the Big Red won 55-7. No poetry was produced in week 2... /shudders. Rhymes returned triumphantly in Week 3 and the Big Red rolled 55-19. Yep, we are the reason for the Red Storm. #itsonlyweirdifitdoesntwork

My only real dilemma was in selecting the topic for this week’s installment. As soon as I saw that the 1994 national championship team, which included a famous offensive line, will be honored at halftime….it just wrote itself. These re-worked lyrics are to the tune of "Workin' In a Coal Mine".

Workin' on a Pipeline
Defenders knocked down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Whoop! Another first down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Pancake knocks them down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Oh look! That's a touchdown

Five o'clock in the mornin'
I'm already up liftin' weights
No time to be tired
If you want to be great

Workin' on a Pipeline
Defenders knocked down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Whoop! Another first down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Pancake knocks them down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Oh look! That's a touchdown

Cos I got a game to play
Go by Memorial
And when Saturday rolls around
Blocking ‘backers for the run (Blocking ‘backers for the run)

Workin' on a Pipeline
Defenders knocked down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Whoop! Another first down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Pancake knocks them down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Oh look! That's a touchdown

They look so tired
But we gonna roll on!

Workin' on a Pipeline
Defenders knocked down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Whoop! Another first down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Pancake knocks them down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Oh look! That's a touchdown

First we run left then go right
Can't stop our option pitch
Oh, they look so tired
We can do this all night!

Workin' on a Pipeline
Defenders knocked down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Whoop! Another first down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Pancake knocks them down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Oh look! That's a touchdown

Gotta be up in the mornin'
Oh we got one goal
So when Saturday comes around
The Big Red gonna roll! (The Big Red gonna roll!)

Workin' on a Pipeline
Defenders knocked down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Whoop! Another first down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Pancake knocks them down down
Workin' on a Pipeline
Oh look! That's a touchdown