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Old 06-21-2007, 04:48 PM   #13
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Default Re: Terry Hoeppner dies

It seems Ben got one last visit with his friend and mentor.

"On Sunday, family and friends spent time with Hoeppner in the hospital. In the afternoon, he visited with Greenspan, as well as his entire coaching staff. He even had a quick visit from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who chartered a plane in Los Angeles and flew to Indiana to spend an hour by the side of his college head coach. Roethlisberger played for Hoeppner at Miami of Ohio and calls his former coach a father figure."
"We're not going to turn our backs on him," Ward said. "We're going to treat him like our brother. We're going to accept him back and be very supportive of him and help him get through this. In this locker room, he's still our quarterback."
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