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Air Force is ready for the Cheez-It Bowl

With the Cheez-It Bowl on the horizon on December 27th, Air Force is back to work, but today was different. For the seniors on this team, Thursday was their final practice at Air Force Academy. The team will practice again in Phoenix for the bowl game but as far as football on campus goes, this is it, "It's gonna hit. It's gonna hit pretty hard once this season is over. I don't know. It's crazy. I've been playing football since I was six years old. It's going to be a big change in my life," says Jeremy Fejedelem. Air Force center Connor Vikupitz, "There are a few moments when I just sit back and I'm like: Damn I'm not going to have this ever again, really. Just coming out here and grinding with my brothers… There's going to be a lot of memories I'm going to miss. So I definitely try to take some time to step back and reflect on that." Air Force wide receiver Benjamin Waters says, "When you kind of bring it up and break it down for the last time, you realize that this is going to be the last time we're all going to be together in this room. It is a little emotional. I love these guys. I love the seniors. Yeah it does kind of hit you."
Coach Troy Calhoun says the team will be treated to dinner at a Brazilian steak house in Phoenix and that restaurant better have plenty of food because there's around 120 players and here's how many pounds of meat they say can knock down, "Maybe like 2-3 pounds per person. So, 240 or 360 lbs. Something like that," says Vikupitz, "I think they should prepare now is what I'm saying. We've got all the big eaters, the diesels. I think we're going to do some work, I would imagine," says Waters.

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Rob Namnoum

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