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Bearcats Box Lunch: Luke Fickell, NCAA Tournament and Travis Kelce

Grading the Fickell hire, metrics in the NCAA tourney and some cussing with Travis Kelce.

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It’s already pretty obvious, but Luke Fickell is not about to dismiss “the state of Cincinnati.” (Paul Daugherty; Cincinnati Enquirer)

Cincinnati was one of a number of teams to hire a new head football coach. What grade do the Bearcats deserve for bringing in Fickell? (Bill Connelly; SB Nation)

We’ll be asking how far UC can go all season, but it appears that modern metrics will have more of an effect on the NCAA Tournament selection this season. (Mike Rutherford; SB Nation)

Cincinnati’s strong track record in close games has them up a bit in ESPN’s weekly power rankings. (Jeff Goodman; ESPN)

Former Bearcat Travis Kelce was non too pleased with the referees after Kansas City lost 18-16 to Pittsburgh in the AFC divisional round of the NFL playoffs. (Harry Lyles Jr.; SB Nation)