Sioux Falls Head Coach Jed Stugart:
"It's great for me to have an opportunity to coach because it's my first chance to coach in the National Championship. I know there has been a lot of history. The things I have heard and the history of this game and history of Carroll, we have a lot of respect for their program. Our kids have always said that so that is what is going to make a great football game on Saturday. I have been real proud of this team. I think head coaches get too much credit and the fact that the kids have come through a year of transition...I'm just real proud of how they have kept this thing going. I'm real excited to get another opportunity to play for another National Championship."
Carroll Head Coach Mike Van Diest:
"We appreciate being back here. The hospitality that this area gives us on the red carpet is great. It's a great honor. There are only 10 teams in the country at the collegiate level that are playing for the national championship, so that's the greatest thing in the fact that we are still playing. It's the best of the best. This is it and with these seniors sitting up here, it's a great way for their career to wrap up and see what they have meant to us. We are just glad to be here and we hope that we can make everyone proud back in Montana and know it's going to be a great afternoon on Saturday."
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