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Bearcats Box Lunch: Title Game Reactions, Conference Perfection and Fickell’s Letter

Clemson won the ‘ship, Cincinnati has a shot to go undefeated in AAC play, George Karl and Kenyon Martin beefin’ and Luke Fickell sends a letter.

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In case you missed it, Clemson beat Alabama to win its second national championship. The win answered a lot of what ifs. (Spencer Hall; SB Nation)

Way too early Top 25s are already littering the internet following the end of college football season. No. Cincinnati is not on them. (SB Nation College)

Which teams are most likely to go undefeated in conference play? The Bearcats end up No. 6 on the list with a 4.4 percent chance. (Ken Pomeroy; kenpom.com)

What drives Luke Fickell? (Bill Koch; GoBearcats.com)

Geroge Karl had some choice words about former Bearcat Kenyon Martin in his book. K-Mart did not take kindly to that and Karl is now walking back his statements a bit. (Dave Clark, Cincinnati Enquirer)

Kyle Washington was selected to the AAC Weekly Honor Roll after scoring 19 points and collecting nine rebounds in the Bearcats victory over Houston.

Students have started to return to campus, so the Bearcats football team held their first team meeting with Luke Fickell yesterday.

UC fan, @_dougesmith_ tweeted a photo of a letter sent by Luke Fickell to former players and alumni. Fickell lays out a vision for the team and says “We will put a product on the field that you will be extremely proud to call your own”.

I’ll leave you with this highlight from Saturday’s game.