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Luke Fickell Has Cincinnati Ready For Another Playoff Push

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Luke Fickell on having Arkansas scheduled to open their season: "When we're in the Big 12, I don't know if you have to go out and make sure you have a marquee game. I'm not saying you avoid them. I think that when you're in those leagues, you've got to say that our league is strong enough that it is going to put us in a good position, no matter what it is that we do, if we win. But, I still think there's a push in college football, if we grow this playoff system, it will give us more opportunities through the whole country to play some of these marquee games earlier in the year. We get no preseason, we get no scrimmage, so the first one is always really tough. But I think if it doesn't have a completely overriding impact on the entire season, I think we will see a lot more of these games."

Cincinnati HC Luke Fickell joins The Dan Patrick Show! Fickell discusses the team's status after making the College Football Playoff last season. Fickell talks about opening the season with Arkansas and explains why these matchups may become even more significant and frequent if the College Football Playoff expands. Plus, Fickell breaks down how the transfer portal has impacted their team ahead of this season.