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Monday Flakes: Playoff Committee Puzzle, Four Second Naps, and Volleyball Regionals Set

Get ready for a Thursday afternoon match for the Huskers in the third round

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If you are as disgusted by the College Football Playoff Committee’s decision as most people...maybe you are ready to embrace the FCS playoff?!?

Oh yes, I am shamelessly lobbying for more people to jump on the Jackrabbit bandwagon. The playoff level of FCS football is nice to watch. You get to see some really solid fundamental football. The level of athleticism is not what you see in FBS football, but this reminds me of watching women’s basketball vs men’s basketball.

You watch one for the “wow” plays and you watch the other to see a team sport played with grit and determination.

Oh, and the “wow” plays are starting to show up more and more in FCS. Join me next weekend to watch and see.

Corn Flakes

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