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"The kids that stayed in there, that plugged away week after week, didn't make any excuses, continued to work hard - we knew those kids were going to be the future. If you have anyone that feels bad for themselves, or wants to make excuses for failure, you knew in the future they weren't going to help you win."
Kansas perfect example of rapid turnaround
Des Moines Register

"It's just long overdue. I've been caged up. People need to feel my pain. There are a lot of touchdowns to be scored and yardage to be accumulated. I can't wait to get out there."
Highsmith hopes to take after another former Fort Scott QB
Ames Tribune

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