Polian’s approach to senior night won’t change much because he understands if they get caught up in the moment, a loss is a huge possibility. He mentioned that happened when he was with Norte Dame.
Although he would like to play all of his seniors because he loves their comraderie and leadership, he knows there are three games left to be played if they win out.
And after hearing FSU's Tim DeRuyter say playing Nevada will be their “Super Bowl” to his players, his reaction was firm and honest.
“I don't have to say it. The players know what's at stake,”“I don't have to say it. The players know what's at stake,” Polian said confidently.
Polian and his team really want the fans to come out and support because they feed off their energy and this game will be do or die.
“Our fans need to step up. We need all the life-long Pack fans to be in the crowd Saturday night,” Polian said.
Brock Hekking seemed very focused and motivated to play his final game in Mackay Stadium.
“This is Fresno State. As a player, there is a strong rivalry between Nevada and Fresno,” Hekking said.
Hekking understands the ramifications of Saturday’s game and will approach it with appreciation to the game he loves so much.
“To have the stakes high on a day that will be memorable for all of us seniors, it's absolutely perfect,” Hekking said. “You never know if you're going to play football after this, so you can't hold anything back.”
Hekking has been a leader this year and wants Wolf Pack nation to represent their silver and blue colors in the stands on senior night.
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