This year will mark the 25th anniversary of the Bears' quarterfinals trip in the 1989 FCS playoffs.
And taking a look around the new field were former coach Jesse Branch and quarterback DeAndre Smith, among others. Both of which helped lead MSU to it's last playoff appearance.
"They've made some big time improvements here. It's exciting to see and to be back here with my teammates and get a tour of just the whole campus in general it's just great to see. I don't think anybody had more fun than I had or my teammates had here in Springfield. It was a great time for us," said DeAndre Smith.
"Well it reminds me of 1988 when the turf was going down for the first time and then of course I think it was '91 when the double deck went up and those kind of things, they were just monumental happenings. You got to keep showing progress if you're going to have a football team, this helps," said Jesse Branch.
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