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Hayden Fry statue unveiled at Fry Fest

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) -

It's Fry Fest time in Hawkeye country, the event of course named after legendary Iowa coach Hayden Fry.

The event is a celebration of all that is Hawkeye in the hours leading up to the first game of the season.

“It's just great for football season to finally be here," says Tom Michels, a Hawkeye fan.

Hayden Fry was at the event as a new statue replicating him in the 1980's was unveiled.

The bronze statue is complete with aviator sunglasses.

“Got about as many pictures as we could possible find and we did get some measurements from Hayden too," says Steve Maxon, one of the sculptors who created the statue.

After a successful season for the Hawkeye football team last year, fans have high hopes for this season.

“There's a lot of excitement this year so I mean I'm all positive, I'm hoping you know they're gonna do it again," says Michels.

“Our Hawkeyes we are ranked in the top 25 this season so obviously we have high expectations and like I said we are super excited to get out there and get those fans roaring in one of the loudest stadiums in the Big Ten," says Adam Obrien, an Iowa Cheerleader.

There will be no purses allowed inside of Kinnick Stadium, it's one of the things Hawkeye fans should be aware of if they are headed to the game.

To view a full list of what can and cannot come with you to the game visit: http://www.footballgameday.com/ .

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