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He mentioned the “players that helped get this back” and the support for the team.

“We had hundreds of people waiting at the gym (Sunday) night when we got in,” he said. “We had probably 100 to 150 people waiting at the airport when we got there on a Sunday night in the rain. That’s what it’s about. It really is. The thing to me is we’ve always said there’s no way this program could have endured what it did without the support _ not just the support but the passion, the legitimate passion that our fans have had.”