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Fleck wants big crowds at Western Michigan homecoming game

Posted at 11:08 PM, Oct 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-21 23:08:41-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- P.J. Fleck is taking a page out of Queen Elsa's book.

"Whatever issues you have, let it go," he told the media at his weekly press conference in Kalamazoo on Tuesday.

Disney's "Frozen" features the hit song "Let It Go" - and it's the message the second-year coach wants to convey to Western Michigan football fans - and anyone in the area as the Broncos prepare for their Homecoming game on Saturday against Ohio (2:00 p.m., ESPN3).

A 1-11 season in 2013, Fleck's "Row The Boat" mantra, and several changes to the look and feel of WMU's football program left some people with raised eyebrows.

After back-to-back MAC road wins to put the Broncos at 4-3 and 2-1 in conference, Fleck wants people to give his team a chance.

"Whether you like 'Row The Boat,' whether you don't like 'Row The Boat' - whatever it is, let's just come out and give it a shot," he said. "Come on out and give this team a shot. I promise you'll have a lot of fun."

And Fleck doesn't just want Western faithful at Waldo Stadium; he wants everybody.

"61 degrees, bright sunshine, 2:00 p.m. game...why can't people come out?" he asks. "175,000 people within a five-mile radius - let's bring 'em all out."

"Come see what it's all about."