For most players on the
"A lot of people will get to see me for the first time in my college career. It will be nice for a change to have a lot of good friends from high school to be able to watch," said Flynn.
Flynn is without a doubt one of
the most respected players on the
"He didn't complain once last year about not playing. That's just the type of man he is. He had the opportunity to go somewhere else and play and be a starting quarterback but he chose to stay here and stick with his commitment. That means so much as a teammate to know that he gave up his dream of being a starting quarterback to do whatever he could and sacrifice for the team. He's really happy being a wide receiver and we love having him," said teammate Todd Blythe.
Flynn's contributions to this
year's team after his highly documented move to wide receiver haven't gone
unnoticed. Not only is Flynn one of
"I think he's probably one of the most respected guys on this team and in this program all the way around. Just from what I've seen working with him everyday and in wide receiver meetings. To tell you the truth he was probably one of the most respected guys last year even when he wasn't playing a whole lot just because he never complained once," said Blythe.
Flynn gets to return home during
"He's going to have to show me
Flynn has heard that teammates are looking for him to provide the entertainment after a Cyclone victory on New Years Eve and he's perfectly cool with that.
"I guess after the game there will be a lot of people hanging around me. It'll be a good time," said Flynn.
As of now, the biggest problem for
Flynn and many of the other
"I heard that some tickets are like $50 down there. If that's the case then I'm sure some of them will just decide to watch it on TV. (Laughter) I'm trying to get a lot of tickets so most of them can come. Some of them will just buy tickets regardless. There will be a pretty good support group," said Flynn.
When it comes down to football,
Flynn is cautiously optimistic about
"On tape they are just as good as anybody I've seen. We'll just have to get on the field and see how it is. So far this could be the best team we've seen," said Flynn.
Flynn has been studying TCU's
defense for sometime now and said that if he had to compare them to a defense
"They kind of play a similar type of coverage. It's kind of nice to watch a team with a similar defense. We can go back to Baylor to see what worked and what didn't work," said Flynn.
Flynn is especially impressed by the mixture of size and speed that TCU brings to the table.
"They are a tough defense. The thing is that they're tall and big. You just don't see a lot of people that are that tall and big and are still fast, at least in the secondary. It's going to be a real challenge for the receivers. We're going to try and throw the ball but against these guys it's going to be a challenge," said Flynn.
If the Cyclones come out
victorious on New Years Eve, look for a herd of Cyclone players led by their
fearless leader Austin Flynn to be painting the city of