Senior running back Chris Ganious said while he would never forget the thrill of game day, his fondest memories will be of the time spent off the field.
“Fifty years from now, the main thing that will stick with me will be the times I’ve been able to spend with the special.”
Going into their bye week, the University of South Dakota, 5-4, is preparing for the last two regular season games, but for seniors, it is a time to reflect on their years in Vermillion and on the University of South Dakota football team.
Head coach Ed Meierkort believes this senior class has been the most influential class he can ever remember.
“This is the greatest group, these guys really are the pioneers,” Meierkort said. “These guys have helped the entire program shift. At first we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into (Division I) and now they have helped us gain respect from the entire athletically.” Warren said. “I am happy with where we have end.”
The seniors have had a positive influence on the rest of the team, including junior wide receiver Will Powell.
“I’m going to miss these guys. They were a great group to be around,” Powell said. “I’m going to miss all the individuals and the great examples they have been.”