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"I'm going to give him a big ol' bear hug, right on the 50-yard line before the game. We were a pretty good 1-2 punch back then. But I always knew from the day I first met him that he wanted to play football at Florida State."
Wagner, Rix to meet again in Kansas City
Des Moines Register

"There aren't any emotions yet. I think that's one of those things that after you retire and look back you say, 'Oh boy, look what happened.' Right now that is not big with me, and it doesn't even come close to wanting to win the next game."
Bowden different from Alabama's legendary coach Bear Bryant
Ames Tribune

"When Bobby Bowden says he thinks this could be a national-championship caliber football team, he knows because he's been in a bunch of them. I'm sure this will be one of the better teams in college football."
Seminoles anxious to erase memories of '01 season
Ames Tribune

"I'll only earn my pay if we block them. Really, there were three guys in the top six who had not played offensive line in a game before, so there was some trepidation going in as far as how we were going to perform when the lights go on."
Newcomer to staff doing a ‘Fine' job
Waterloo Courier

"He's an outstanding runner in addition to having a great arm, and he got better week after week last season. I think you'll see two of the better quarterbacks in the country on the field Saturday night, but the good thing is that our No. 1 defense sees one of the best in the country every day in practice.''
Rix wants to rid himself of freshman mistakes
Quad City Times

"That's the great thing about him. There's no ego at all. He just plays. He's a perfect fit for our team.''
Wallace's approach fits that of Cyclone FB team
Quad City Times

ISU not afraid of playing third-ranked Florida State
Cedar Rapids Gazette

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