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Frank Solich was once a legendary running back at Nebraska, and here's video proof that he's still got it

Most of you probably don't realize it, but back in the mid-60's Frank Solich was a standout fullback at Nebraska, where he eventually earned the nickname "Fearless Frankie". By his senior year he was an all conference selection and captain, and eventually was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1992.

Long story short, the man could play.

At a recent practice, Solich's playing instincts kicked into full gear when an Ohio center rifled a snap over the quarterback's head. Solich plucked it out of the air and...well the rest (a juke, lowering the shoulder, and a celebratory spike) is proof that the 69 year old still has some gas left in the old tank.

Interview with Todd Berry on ULM's successful Camo Night

Marketing types dubbed Louisiana-Monroe's Camo Night promotion a success as soon as it was announced. How can anyone with a sense of humor not love this? What could not be known until Saturday, though, was whether or not the target audience, the people of Monroe and northwest Louisiana, would buy in.

With 21,003 in attendance, we can now say for certain that ULM's first of its kind Camo Night promotion was indeed a success. Excluding games against local programs Louisiana-Lafayette, Grambling and Tulane and the exceedingly rare home date with Baylor in 2012, the Warhawks have averaged 14,419 fans over the past two seasons. Thursday's win represented nearly a 50 percent attendance jump. Oh, did we mention that ULM won? The 17-10 defeat of Wake Forest, televised nationally on ESPNU, was undoubtedly the most important contributor to a successful night.

Duck Dynasty phenomenon Willie Robertson even made his scheduled appearance and, better yet, guaranteed further exposure for ULM football by bringing a camera crew of cable television's highest rated show along with him. The only thing left to do now is put those jerseys in a box and ship them somewhere far, far away. [Insert from Scott: Zach has lost his mind. Those jerseys were a hit!]

FootballScoop's Scott Roussel spoke with ULM head coach Todd Berry about the Camo Night success and where the ULM program goes from here.

Baylor's epic new McLane Stadium hype video

Art Briles has called brand spanking new McLane Stadium "the best in America." I'm not sure I'd go that far but, coming from the football wasteland that was Floyd Casey Stadium, I can't blame him for thinking that.

On Friday, Baylor released this epic video of the new joint is truly remarkable. The Bears appear to have gotten every bit of the $260 million construction cost.

We promise this will be the last video we post on the opening of Baylor's new stadium.

Of course, after Sunday, McLane Stadium becomes a used stadium and instantly loses half its value the moment toe hits leather. That's how that works, right?

Best, worst and most bizarre things I saw last night

First, how "right" did it feel last night enjoying some college football? So good to have you back CFB. Now, just a few quick observations from last night. 

The best thing I saw last night was all of the emotion, energy and excitement in the stadium right before kickoff in Williams-Brice stadium. The place was live.

Sumlin celebrating with his team in the locker room was pretty #Boss too.

My wife tells me Sam Ponder's outfit last night was possibly the best LSU outfit ever worn.

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Ok, so now for the worst. 

And this video from NIU athletic director Sean T. Frazier is just bizarre. I'm just kind of at a loss on that one.

Heck of a night for college football...and we're just getting started. Let the good times roll!

Bo Pelini says marijuana is a "horrible problem" in society right now

Bo Pelini's traditional Big Red Breakfast took a turn from the gridiron to a different kind of grass on Friday morning, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Pelini stated his belief that marijuana is a "real problem out there" stretch from grade school and up through society. 

"Let’s face it, it’s not OK," said Pelini. "I think everybody that’s our age, my age, hopefully understands that it’s not OK. It’s not good. It’s not good for you. And these kids do it on a daily basis and a yearly basis … and it’s a real problem out there."

Similar to Bob Bowlsby's address at Big 12 media days, where the commissioner said cheating was a rampant problem everywhere in college athletics except the Big 12, Pelini painted a picture for the Husker faithful of dorm rooms across America suffocating in pot smoke. Everywhere except Lincoln, of course.

"Fortunately for us it is not (an issue) in our program. But I can tell you around college football and college athletics … serious in college," he said. "I guarantee you walk into dorms nowadays and it is a horrible problem."

Pelini's team opens its season against Florida Atlantic on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, BTN). The Owls replaced their previous head coach Carl Pelini, Bo's defensive coordinator at Nebraska from 2008-11, in December, after some drug-related issues came to light.

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