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Monken on the bowl experience

Most coverage leading up to the bowl games seem to surround the bowl gifts, nice hotels, great food, and fun team activities. Todd Monken is not concerned with any of that. Instead, he has focused all of his energy on preparing for Stanford.

“I remember every bowl game, whether we won or lost. I can't remember a darn thing about an aquarium or a zoo or what we do, because that's how we're judged. Everybody else comes to games and has a heck of a time, and we're grinding our butt off trying to make sure that we don't put out a crappy product for 30,000 people that come down here and pay a bunch of money.”

Monken went on to say that "none of those memories mean a dang thing unless you go out and play well and win the bowl game."

The Cowboys will take on Stanford tonight on ESPN, kicking off at 8:30.