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As much as he enjoyed that run to the Orange Bowl last season, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch wanted to make one thing clear - it's over. Time to move on. ''We got a new team, a new identity,'' Lynch said. They also have high expectations after they busted the BCS party and elbowed their way into a matchup against Florida State in the Orange Bowl. That they lost 31-10 took some of the shine off of what was a fun story, but it doesn't erase the fact that they turned in the most successful season in school history. Never before had a team from the Mid-American Conference landed in a BCS game, yet there were the Huskies on the big stage after capturing the conference championship and moving into the top 16 in the BCS standings. Now, after going 12-2, the question is what they'll do for an encore. To that end, coach Rod Carey insisted the first thing was to put it behind them. ''We turned the page a while ago when we started training back in January with the morning wor...
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