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Voice of the people

Oct. 17, 2013 @ 12:08 AM

Marco thanks community

As Marco back in the late '80s/early '90s, all I ever wanted to do was my best and have fun. I did not try out for the position in 1986 anticipating the outpouring of appreciation I have received since. Since my final game in 1991, people have met me and recognized my name and come up with a memory of Marco that makes them (and me) smile.

Two weeks ago, sitting in that little ambulance waiting for my cue, I only wanted to hear once more the fans' reaction when I said on the video "I'M GOING IN." They did not disappoint.

I thank the university and the alumni department for getting me involved and rejuvenating my love of my alma mater. It took a real team to pull all this together and come in just under the wire successfully. Matt Turner, Nancy Pelphrey, Mallory Jarrel, Tiffany Bajus, Rhonda Frye and Mike Powers were wonderful. Dale Morton did a great job with the new costume. Ben Heil and Drew Navy were so easy to work with and so receptive to new ideas.

I want to express my gratitude for the opportunity this gave me to reconnect with my partner in crime from years ago, Keith Osburn. When we got together again on this project, we fell right back to the old routine and ideas flowed. Friends drift apart for whatever reason, but a simple phone call can bring us back to the place we always wanted to be. That was the case with Keith and I as well as the university and I.

I am so thankful for the chance I was given to make new friends in the university family and be back in touch with my old family friends and the multitude of Herd Fans. Go Herd!!

Allen Young




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