kudzucoug (formerly known as byufan3535)
"We've been believers since that first season," Poppinga said. "There may have been a couple of doubters here. But those guys have graduated or transferred to some other place. Midway through that first season after we beat New Mexico, everybody knew this was going to be something special. There's not one person in that locker room who's a doubter of this team. Nobody is scared to go up against anyone in the country. The reason why we have that attitude and that confidence is the way Coach Mendenhall coaches us and leads us. We just feed off his confidence and his will. He has a very strong will and he's imposing that upon us. No matter who we play, whether it's USC or UCLA or Utah or Florida, when we get on that field, we're going to bring it. We don't care who you are."