Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 1/1/13
Charlie Strong opened up his final press conference before the Sugar Bowl by thanking all of the folks involved with the event for their hospitality. Strong says he and his team are very grateful to be participating. Strong says this game is the first game to prepare for next season. He called it a measuring stick for his program. During the long layoff, going five weeks without playing a game, Strong says it will all be about technique and fundamentals tomorrow night. There are some players that have been battling sickness that Strong called “a little bug.” Strong says it hasn’t affected his team’s preparation and he expects those who were battling sickness to play tomorrow night. Strong says special teams will be a key element against Florida. He acknowledged that his team has struggled in that phase this season. “I don’t have to say much to our guys for motivation,” says Strong. “Most of the guys on our team are from the state of Florida, they know a lot of those guys on that oth...
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