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Frosted Flakes: Cook Named “Coach of the Year”, Yummy Bowl Goodness Shows Games Aren’t “Meaningless”

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John Cook got a well-deserved award and if you hated the Cheez-It Bowl, you hate fun.

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Cook Named Coach of the Year by VolleyballMag.com - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Nebraska volleyball head coach John Cook was named national coach of the year by VolleyballMag.com on Wednesday, and three Huskers were chosen to the website’s All-America teams.

John Cook wins Coach of the Year from Volleyballmag.com. It’s well-deserved. As Husker fans we know this. That Nebraska made the national title game after having to replace Briana Holman, Kelly Hunter, and Annika Albrecht from last year was nothing short of amazing.

Ndamukong Suh Tries to Put Out Larry Fitzgerald’s Eyes!

This twitter thread is the definition of twitter. No context. Reaction and judgement.

Reality is a bit different.

Damn Larry Fitzgerald for trying to ruin everyone’s fake outrage!

The Cheez-It Bowl Was The Yummy Goodness of College Football

The Cheez-It Bowl between TCU and Cal featured 7 points and 6 interceptions by halftime. It was a game of inept madness and glorious fun. Of course, it had to go into overtime.

TCU vs. Cal was one of the most beautifully hideous bowls ever - SBNation.com

And bless them for it.

Get through that for more.

Keys:

  • 9 interceptions.
  • An interception in OT that would have resulted in a game-winning pick six if not for an offensive lineman running down the play and making the tackle.
  • A SID coming onto the field during the potential pick six, colliding with an official and drawing a sideline interference penalty.
  • Gary Patterson using two kickers in OT, and using one as a decoy after an “icing the kicker” timeout.

It was weird, glorious beautiful fun. SCREW ALL OF YOUR “MEANINGLESS BOWL GAME” taunts. This is all going to be gone soon. Enjoy it while you can, fun hater.

A Bowl Game Got Canceled

First Responder Bowl canceled because it didn’t have Plan B | Idaho Statesman

In a massive, football-crazed metro area with many venues that could handle the 8,000-10,000 people who showed up for Wednesday’s game — including at least a couple with roofs — playing anywhere but Cotton Bowl Stadium wasn’t considered. Changing the game time, or perhaps even the date, wasn’t considered until it was too late.

Somewhere I read that this was the first bowl game ever canceled. I’m not sure if that’s 100% correct, but I’m pretty sure I can’t recall it ever happening before.

News

Longtime Husker trainer remembered fondly by many
George Sullivan, the man affectionately known as “Sully” by those close to him, died on Tuesday evening after a memorable life that included being an integral part of Husker football during the most glorious decades for the program. The bonds he built with players were showing through on social media as news of his passing traveled.

Report: Clemson players 'slim to none' to play after failed test
Clemson Tigers football players Dexter Lawrence, Zach Giella and Braden Galloway are in serious danger of missing the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against Notre Dame this Saturday.

2018-’19 Week Eight Big Ten Power Rankings - Maryland Falls - BT Powerhouse
What’s interesting about this Nebraska team is that it seems simultaneously over and underrated nationally. That sounds bizarre (it is), but hear me out. The Huskers should absolutely be in the top 25 right now. The team simply has too many dominating wins for it to be sitting on the outside in the human polls. But right now, that’s exactly where it is.

Justin Herbert returns Oregon, Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins likely top QB in NFL Draft - Land-Grant Holy Land
Haskins hasn’t yet declared for the draft, but barring anything crazy, he will be the top QB taken.

Big Ten Bowl Game Previews - Hammer and Rails
Let’s take a look at the Big Ten’s 9 bowl games.

Tyler Trent Will Attend Music City Bowl - Hammer and Rails
We need our captain.

Minnesota Gophers beat Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl 34-10 - The Daily Gopher
The Gophers spoiled the final game of Georgia Tech’s longtime coach, Paul Johnson as they went out and beat his Yellow Jackets 34-10 in the Quick Lane Bowl. It was the Gophers who ran the ball with very little resistance while the Gopher defense stymied the Yellow Jacket option offense. With the bowl win, the Gophers moved to 7-6 for the season.

Wisconsin football: Badgers visit 9/11 Memorial & Museum, NYSE - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Catching up with Wisconsin on its trip to New York City.

The Busch Guy is being sent to the Alamo Bowl for Iowa State football fans
"The Busch Guy," a popular spokesman for the Busch line of beers since a successful 2017 Super Bowl ad campaign, will likely be making appearances throughout the city in the lead-up to Friday's 8 p.m. football game against 13th-ranked Washington State at the Alamodome.

Then There’s This

US man finishes solo race across Antarctica - BBC News

In 2008 O’Brady suffered severe burns to 25% of his body during a holiday in Thailand, leading doctors to tell him that he may never walk normally again.

He recovered and went on to race in triathlons before climbing each of the Seven Summits - the highest peaks on every continent.

He has also skied to both the north and south pole and hiked to the highest point in every US state.

This is what you call an overachiever.

Boy calls 911 after receiving snow pants as a Christmas gift

This seems fully justified to me, but there’s no news as to whether the police did anything about it.