The original resort in Arizona played host to the Insight Bowl Welcome dinner for the staffs of Iowa and Oklahoma. Members of Insight Corporation, Tempe Diablos, and the Fiesta Bowl organization joined the two schools to welcome them to the Valley of the Sun. Here Iowa Coach, Kirk Ferentz and Oklahoma Coach, Bob Stoops stand next to the trophy awarded to the winner of the Insight Bowl. Stoops a former Hawkeye player and assistant coach is the head coach of the Sooners and spoke of his days wearing the black and gold. This will be the first time he has been on the opposite sideline of his alma mater. It will also be the second meeting between the two schools, and the fist since 1979, Hayden Fry's first season at Iowa. Fry is had a hand in the development of each coach by hiring each to his staff during his twenty year tenure at Iowa.