We (Memphis) played y'all on the 40 anniversary and I hope this will not come across in a bad way, but we were honored.
I could never fully understand how that would feel, but when we lost our football coach and a highly regarded recruit in a plane crash on their way to do an interview if I remember correctly, that stung our community.
As fans, we adopt our football team and love them, as you guys do. Losing a few compared to losing our entire team is something that cannot be compared by the degree of hurt we each felt for the players,coaches, boosters, friends, and family of the crash that ended so many lives of your football family.
My prayers go out to each and everyone of those directly involved or indirectly.
Although it's been over 40 years, I am sure those who perished are not far from your minds. I am glad you had the courage to build it back up and am honored to have you as an opponent.
Although we are off to the big least, we will always consider ourselves blessed to have shared some time with your community and hope to continue to play. God Bless you all.