Mean Green! Believe it! What a joyous celebration. I am so delighted to see so many people here. We have been planning this stadium for many years and today we turn that vision, that dream, that hope into reality. ( Applause ) Nine years later, the road’s been bumpy, there’s been
a lot of curves, a lot of challenges, but it’s been worth it because today is a
monumental day in the University of North Texas. ( Applause ) You know, when you listen to Dr. Bataille and you listen to Rick, and what a lot of you, if you don’t get
a lot of time to spend around ’em, what you do find is all of a
sudden you’ve got somebody that’s got passion. And give me somebody like that, that will pour out their
heart for a university and I’ll take ’em any day. And he’s done a tremendous job for us. ( Applause ) 1 – 2 – 3 ( Applause ) This totally overwhelmed me when I got here. I had
no idea this many people would show up. I always thought it would happen. I always thought it
would be a part of what we’d do. That’s us!