Football Student-Athletes Discuss Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl

Nov. 29, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. -

Zach Miller

'We're excited to go. It's my third bowl game in a row and it is going to be a lot of fun.'


'Brandon Rodd is from Hawai'i, so he will show us around and make sure we all have a good time.'


'Lisa Love let us know that she wants us to be champions and she wants us to compete at a high level. That's what we want to do.' 


'There's distractions at any bowl game you go to, but I'm sure Hawai'i has a lot more. Guys are going to enjoy the bowl game and get a chance to experience Hawai'i. Most of the guys have never been there before. Our team will be fine.'


'I've seen (Hawai'i) play a few times. They throw the ball a lot, they have a good quarterback. I'm sure it will be high-scoring, and it will be a great chance to play in that kind of atmosphere in Hawai'i. It's our third Bowl game in a row and hopefully we can make it three wins in a row.'


'I heard some of the rumors that we were headed to Las Vegas, then to the Emerald Bowl, then back to Hawai'i. It bounced around a lot. I took it as, let's wait and see until we get the official word. We did get a chance to think about and the rumors really fly around when there are three bowls available.'


Josh Barrett

'It will be my first time going to Hawai'i. I'm really excited. A lot of guys on the team are ready to go. It gives some of the players and this coaching staff one more game, one more opportunity.'


'I definitely want to surf. I am going to have a great time. I'm going to go to the beach, go out at night and meet the people of Hawai'i. I want to get acquainted with what Hawai'i is like. I definitely want to experience the culture, go to luaus, that sort of thing. I'm excited.'


'When I heard that we could possibly go to Hawai'i, I said a prayer. I really wanted to go because I have never been there. It is beautiful there. I am ready to go.'


'I am already practicing my surfing. I will be out on those waves in a few weeks.'


'I am going to have a great time. Football is fun, so Hawai'i is only going to help me. Being in that environment, going to the beach after practice. It's awesome.'


'We have one more game with these coaches and we want to honor them the best we can.'


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