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"We've seen in just the last year, the tangible results. We're able to go to high schools in Texas, and people know who we are. They don't get us confused anymore."
Big Ben still factors in at Miami (Ohio)
Des Moines Register

"There's no bowl game in America that you can point to with a case history like ours. There's a lot of bowls that have come and gone in a lot bigger markets."
Independence Bowl holds a niche in market
Des Moines Register

"I have never been given the opportunity to do anything. You have guys that don't have nearly half the talent that I have that average 25, 30 minutes a game. I have never averaged more than 19 minutes a game in my career."
Fizer anticipates another chance
Ames Tribune

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