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Flakes: Miami, Volleyball, and LOL! Texas

Today's morning links has got its sights set squarely on Miami and celebrates the volleyball sweep of Creighton. We still find time to enjoy the soap opera in the Texas athletic department.

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It's Miami week. Let's dive right in and see what our friends at the State of the U think about the upcoming game between the Huskers and Canes.

Prepping For "Nebraska Week" and Expectations - State of The U
The first emotion is probably a sense of uneasiness. If the Canes come out against the Cornhuskers like they did initially against the Owls then the game will be a bludgeoning, simple as that. Make no mistake, the Cornhuskers are a very well coached team and although they don't have the personnel to run what coach Mike Riley prefers (west coast system) they will put up points as they did last week.

Yikes, they do not sound optimistic. To be honest, I am not sure Nebraska fans are all that sure what to expect either. Going on the road for the first time in the Riley era. Taking a shaky pass defense against one of the better QBs Nebraska faced last year (and Kaaya is not a true freshman anymore folks). I like our offense's potential to do some damage, but this game might come down to whichever team manages to muster a little more defense.

We won't have #8 doing this to the Hurricanes this year. Let's hope #4 is ready to shine.

DN Sports Desk: Nebraska vs. Miami score predictions | Sports |
The Daily Nebraskan gives their predictions - POINTS everywhere!

Al Golden Pregame Press Conference Transcription Nebraska – Sept. 15, 2015 - State of The U
Courtesy UM Opening Statement… "We appreciate you coming out today. We’re excited. We just finished practice No. 1 for Nebraska. We know what kind of team we’re facing – a tough team,...

Coach speak, yadda yadda. Elsewhere college football....anyone else enjoying the spectacle in Austin? LOL!

I hope the new Texas athletic director really, really hates Texas A&M -
Steve Patterson is on his way out as the world's most powerful collegiate athletic director. He'll be remembered for pinching pennies, declaring players unworthy of pennies and angering many humans, all with varying efficiency.

Jason Kirk does a really nice job summarizing the job description for a modern college athletic director - funny stuff!

If any conference can get 2 College Football Playoff bids, it's probably the Big Ten -
It's going to take a special scenario for one conference to get two teams in. Michigan State beating Oregon presents one such potential scenario.

Huh wut? I thought we were supposed to be beating the SEC drums and orienting our home media rooms to point toward Tuscaloosa. Stop saying nice things about Midwesterners! It makes us very uncomfortable.

Blind long-snapper Jake Olson joins USC Trojans for 1st practice as player
Jake Olson, a blind long-snapper, has officially joined the USC football team as a walk-on and practiced with the team for the first time Tuesday.

We like to bag on the NCAA for their weird and inconsistent decisions when it comes to players. Because I am feeling generous this morning, I'll link to something they got right. USC needed a waiver for this kid to join the team and not count against their scholarship limit and NCAA granted it.

Auburn has 3 fixable problems, but there's no time to waste. LSU's up next. -
The preseason SEC favorite almost lost to FCS Jacksonville State. Here are three things the Tigers must fix in a hurry, with their conference schedule starting in five days.

Now on to Huskers sports that are not football....

Huskers Sweep Creighton at CenturyLink Center - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball team made its first trip to the CenturyLink Center since 2012 a quick one, defeating the Creighton Bluejays 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-22) on Tuesday night before a crowd of 10,131.

LOOK: Huskers Sweep Jays | Hail Varsity
The Huskers took down Creighton on Tuesday in straight sets and Hail Varsity posted a photo gallery.

Husker baseball picks up 2016 commit
Nebraska baseball added another piece to its 2016 class on Tuesday, picking up a commit from Chaska (Minn.) infielder/pitcher Luke...

*Update* (9:53 a.m.) I found this article and just had to add it to Flakes.

One-handed receiver sets Pennsylvania school yardage record | Prep Rally - Yahoo Sports
Born with only one hand, Kris Silbaugh has become his school's leading receiver.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!