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Friday Flakes: Frank Solich is Meeting with the Nebraska Media this Afternoon

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If you had one opportunity to travel back into time where would you go?

Would you plot to kill baby Hitler?

Would you go back to the time of Jesus?

Maybe you would go back to a time in high school where you wish you didn’t tell that one girl that you liked her when she obviously didn’t feel the same.

I know what I would do. I would go back to 2016 to place some money on the Chicago Cubs AND I would find my 2016 self and give him a little heads up about the future.

2023 Me: “Hey, place a huge bet on the Cubs this year. I know you think they’ll just break your heart again but I promise they will win the World Series.”

2016 Me: “I believe you. Why would you lie?”

2023 Me: “Oh ya. Also, in 2023 Frank Solich is going to come back for the Nebraska Spring Game, and he is even meeting with the Nebraska media the day before the game.”

2016 Me: “Get the f*** out of here. Leave. I’m serious. That would never happen.”

Yep, that’s how it all would probably go down if I had my time machine.

Not only did the Cubs win the World Series in 2016 but it’s true that Frank Solich is meeting with the Nebraska media this afternoon.

From the email sent to the media yesterday:

We will have a brief media opportunity (10-15 minutes) with Coach Frank Solich at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

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