Freshman take in first bowl experience
On what the first bowl game experience has been like:
Jarmon Fortson "It has been fun but basically I just want to get a win and end the season on a good note. Come out ready for next year."
Jermaine Thomas "It has been fun. I am out here working hard during practice and then trying to relax when we get some time off. I am trying to treat my down time like a vacation. I feel like we have worked hard and deserve to enjoy ourselves while we are at the bowl. We are grateful to be here and will try to use this time to our advantage."
Nigel Bradham "So far it has gone pretty well. I didn't know what to expect since I have never been to a bowl game before. I am just trying to work hard so we can finish our season with a win."
On what has been the favorite part of the bowl trip:
Jarmon "Hopefully today will be as much fun as I think it will visiting Universal's Island of Adventure. I am looking forward to going on some rides."
Nigel "I think today's trip to Islands of Adventure will be great. Everyone is looking forward to that. I like rides sometimes, depending on the ride because I am a little scared of heights. I don't like the drops."
On what he is usually doing on Christmas Eve:
Jarmon "Usually Christmas Eve for me has meant being around family and eating good food. This isn't bad though because I get to be with my teammates and it allows us to continue to build camaraderie."
Jermaine "Christmas Eve is sitting around with the family, joking around, playing games, drinking egg nog and getting ready for a big dinner. We usually open our presents Christmas Eve but I am with my teammates, all my brothers. We are going to have fun together."
Nigel "Most of my Christmas Eve memories have to do with the presents. That is what every kid remembers about Christmas."
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