As a native Oklahoman and life long OSU fan who's lived in Illinois for 20 years now, I wanted to say how excited I am to see all of you on this board! At last my beloved Cowboys are getting some exposure in the Land of Lincoln! Many of you have probably never been to Oklahoma, but I can tell you that the people there are a lot like Illinoisans (at least those Illinoisans not from chicago ) It also sounds as though Rochester and Stillwater have a lot in common. As you become more familiar with our fans, I think you'll see that they love their Cowboys while remaining grounded and emotionally stable at the same time (unlike some of the other present and former conference fan bases ). You know, " salt-of-the-earth" types, much like yourselves. Oh sure, there will be those questioning the wisdom of starting a freshman the first time Wes has a bad game, but don't ever take it as an affront to him. If he is truly the dedicated, respectful, good kid he appears to be, he will always be supported by the bulk of the fans regardless of his fortunes on the field. Please send us any more you have like him! So, I hope to see lots of Rochester people on this board and maybe even run into some of you in Illinois or Stillwater. Here's to a great four years of Cowboy football to come!