Here is a response to the field conditions at Toyota Stadium Saturday during the FCS title game, as given by the stadium's vice president of operations Nick Shafer:
"The facility replaced the turf on the field between the hash marks on Nov. 18. Shortly thereafter, an ice storm came through Frisco and ice sat on the field for a week. This prevented the grass from taking root underneath the turf. We haven't changed any field preparation from years' past. The only difference this year is that the weather did not cooperate with us."
Thanks to those businesses that sponsored my trip to Frisco:
--LaQuinta Inn and Suites: Wake up on the bright side at LaQuinta Inn and Suites with locations in Fargo, Bismarck, Minot and Dickinson.
--FM Water Systems: They are water specialists, home of the Kinetico water system.
--Your locally owned Stop N Go Food Stores: Home of the Best Buns in Town.