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McFeely: Jackrabbits don’t regret early talk of big goals

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- There was no hiding expectations for the South Dakota State football team at the beginning of this season. Coming off a Missouri Valley Football Conference co-championship with North Dakota State -- even though one SDSU assista...

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BROOKINGS, S.D. - There was no hiding expectations for the South Dakota State football team at the beginning of this season. Coming off a Missouri Valley Football Conference co-championship with North Dakota State - even though one SDSU assistant coach voiced his displeasure on Twitter for having to share the trophy with the Bison - the Jackrabbits had their sights set on even bigger things.

An outright league title. A trip to Frisco, Texas, for the national championship game. Even the school’s first national title. Those were the types of goals the Jackrabbits and the media that cover them were talking about.

It wasn’t out-of-bounds. SDSU was coming off its best season since moving to Football Championship Subdivision and returned three of its most dynamic offensive players in school history - receiver Jake Wieneke, tight end Dallas Goedert and quarterback Taryn Christion. Goedert and Wieneke, both seniors, are expected to be drafted by NFL teams next April.

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