â€œI doubt that it's going to change anything they do,â€ Edsall said. â€œIt's not like they brought somebody in from the outside to put in a whole new system.
â€œKevin (Wilson, headed to Indiana) I know is still around there and working. There's going to be wrinkles that are going to be put in, I'm sure, just like everybody puts in for a new game. I don't think the structure of what they're doing ... is going to change.â€
BCS BOWL BLUES
The Sooners have lost five straight BCS bowl games. Is that good or bad for Connecticut?
â€œWe know that they're hearing all those things that everybody's saying, and we know that we're going to get their best effort,â€ Edsall said. â€œWe just have to make sure that we give our best effort and play the type of football that we've been playing.â€
Retired Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and his family will be grand marshals of the Fiesta Bowl Parade on New Year's Eve. Warner will participate in the Fiesta Bowl coin toss. ... Fiesta Bowl executive director John Junker has been on staff for 31 years, but he also worked OU's 41-7 victory over Wyoming in the 1976 Fiesta, as an Arizona State student. ... University of Phoenix Stadium is a natural-grass facility, despite its retractable roof.
Edsall: â€œIt's a tremendous opportunity for us. For our program to be only seven years in the Big East and only nine years as a FBS school, to get here this quickly, and to be our first BCS game and to play in the Fiesta Bowl, this is a dream come true. It's something that our young men have dreamed about since they started playing this game.â€