“Every where you turn, the yellow jackets are out,” said sophomore linebacker David Shields, referring to the yellow blazers that Tostitos Field representatives and volunteers where.
“The events, the hospitality, basically whatever we need, it’s there for us,” added senior linebacker Korey Hall. “No question, it’s everything and more from what we heard about and expected.”
Following the team’s Wednesday practice in
Petersen and the Bronco coaching staff enjoyed a first class welcome dinner at the Arizona Biltmore on Wednesday evening, mixing with the
“This is an awesome experience for our team, no question about it,” said Petersen. “You work and work to get to a point where you can be in a first class game like this. And, there’s no other way to describe this game other than first class.”
The media crunch hit the Broncos with their first two practices open to the media for 15 minutes. Defensive players hit the interview room on Thursday morning, with Korey Hall, Gerald Alexander, Andrew Browning and
Friday it was the offense’s turn to make the media swing with Legedu Naanee, Jared Zabransky, Ian Johnson, Jadon Dailey and offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin spending an hour with media members.
Free time has been available for the team most evenings with the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl providing a first-class hospitality room with video games, pool tables, all the Tostitos chips and dip the players can eat as well as catered food from some of the finest restaurants in the
Media day is Saturday and the entire Bronco team will get its first chance to see the
“This is an incredible opportunity for our entire program,” said sophomore All-American tailback Ian Johnson. “We know what’s at stake in this game. It’s something we’ve worked hard to put ourselves in position for, and to a person on this team, we fully expected to be here.”
While players and coaches will spend the weekend totally focused on game preparations, most of the expected 20,000 Bronco fans began arriving for the game on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Awaiting the fans will be a series of major events rolled out by the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. On Saturday morning, an estimated 400,000 people will line the streets of downtown
All leading up to New Year’s Day and Monday’s 36th Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, a day Bronco players, coaches and fans have been waiting for with incredible anticipation. Kick-off for the game is set for 6:50 p.m. MT between the 12-0 Broncos and the 11-2 Sooners. The game will be shown live nationally on FOX Sports, with radio, internet and satellite broadcasts going to more than 100 countries worldwide.