Believe it or not, the Kent State football program has come a long way. Under Doug Martin the graduation rate is above 80 percent. The players have been quality citizens and Martin is respected in the community. There has also been stability among Martin and his staff. More than $15 million in upgrades have been done to Dix Stadium. Now it is time for the program to produce a consistent winner. Martin and his staff are hoping the final game from 2008 will help them shake a losing culture, and win in 2009. The Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto has the full story here.