"We're not going to mess around. We're going out there to win the game."
With those words the tone of the 2013 Rose Bowl preparations were set by Barry Alvarez, who will step out from behind his AD desk and coach in his fourth and final granddaddy of them all on January 1st, 2013. Setting the tone is one thing, but getting players to buy in so quickly, that's a different story.
However, it's becoming clear that for the likes of Montee Ball, Travis Frederick and Curt Phillips they are all in and willing to fight for their head coach. At least they are putting on the bravest of faces as they begin the crazy period surrounding the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA and are truly focused on winning a football game.
"With everything that happened and when Coach (Alvarez) took over, and he said those things and said that we're not going to mess around," junior captain Travis Frederick said. "It really sent a message to the team that this is the year that we need to come out here and play our best, and hopefully go out and win a game."no comments