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The demands, too, have evolved over time. Maybe there’s a temptation not to enjoy some victories quite as much, simply because it’s what is anticipated.

Of course, a quick recollection of the debut against Loyola 10 years ago this month (and the 10-18 season that ensued) makes it a bit easier to savor the present day.

“I think as hard as it is, it makes you appreciate rebuilding a program and just how hard it is to do it from scratch,” Frese said.