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Duration: 1:12SHOT LISTAP TELEVISION CLIENTS ONLYYpsilanti, Michigan - Aug. 15, 20141. Mid of Eastern Michigan University football players during preseason practice at Rynearson Stadium2. Wide of players stretching during practice3. Mid of a player wearing a construction worker's hardhat4. Mid of coach Chris Creighton talking to players at practice5. Close of players' legs and feet walking on the stadium's new gray field 6. Mid of players huddling togetherCOURTESY: EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITYYpsilanti, Michigan - Undated7. Time-lapse video of the installation of the new turfAP TELEVISION CLIENTS ONLYYpsilanti, Michigan - Aug. 15, 20148. Mid of the offense running a play during practiceYpsilanti, Michigan - July 31, 20149. Mid of a sign outside the stadium that reads: "The Factory"Ypsilanti, Michigan - Aug. 15, 201410. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan Football Coach (Transcript below)11. Creighton watching his players go through a practice drill12. Senior offensive lineman Lincoln Hansen walking off the field after practice13. SOUNDBITE (English) Lincoln Hansen, Senior Offensive Lineman (partially covered) (Transcript below) 14. Wide of four players walking across the field toward the locker room15. Green end zone contrasted with the gray turf16. Close of the offense running a play17. Two players walking across the field following practice18. Close of the gray playing surfaceAP IMAGESBoise, Idaho - Oct. 19, 201319. Still photo of the blue turf at Bronco Stadium during a football game between Boise State and Nevada20. Still photo of the Boise State marching band performing on the blue turf at Bronco Stadium before a game against NevadaYpsilanti, Michigan - Aug. 15, 201421. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan Football Coach (partially covered) (Transcript below)22. Two Eastern Michigan players throwing the ball around before practice23. Center snapping the ball during a special teams drill24. Offensive linemen blocking during a running playYpsilanti, Michigan - July 14, 201425. Wide of the stadium before the new surface was installedYpsilanti, Michigan - Aug. 15, 201426. Wide of the stadium after the new surface was installed 27. A running play SCRIPT:EASTERN MICHIGAN'S NEW FOOTBALL COACH SAYS HIS TEAM WILL TAKE ON ANYONE, ANYWHERE.FOR CHRIS CREIGHTON (CRAY'-tuhn) AND HIS PLAYERS THAT INCLUDES PLAYING ON CONCRETE.OR AT LEAST ON A SURFACE THAT LOOKS LIKE ITTHE SCHOOL REPLACED THE GREEN ARTIFICIAL TURF AT RYNEARSON (RYE'-ner-sun) STADIUM THIS SUMMER WITH GRAY FIELDTURF.CREIGHTON SAYS IT'S ABOUT CHANGING THE CULTURE OF THE PROGRAM. HE CALLS THE NEW-LOOK STADIUM "THE FACTORY".SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan Football Coach:"Hey, a factory's a place where you go to work, you know? It's blue-collar, and you get better. Things are built there."WHAT HE'S TRYING TO BUILD IS A WINNER.THE EAGLES HAVE HAD ONLY A DOZEN VICTORIES OVER THE PAST FIVE SEASONS.SOUNDBITE (English) Lincoln Hansen, Senior Offensive Lineman (partially covered)"Having gray turf, that's something that no else in the nation has. It's unique, and it's something that puts us on people's minds."EASTERN MICHIGAN IS ONLY THE SECOND TEAM IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S TOP DIVISION TO PLAY ITS HOME GAMES ON A NON-GREEN SURFACEBOISE STATE HAS WON 82 OF 86 GAMES SINCE 2000 WHILE PLAYING ON BRONCO STADIUM'S FAMED BLUE TURFSOUNDBITE (English) Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan Football Coach (partially covered)"I don't know that it's going to help us with our special teams and turnovers, blocking and tackling. But it's ours. And we love it."EASTERN MICHIGAN HOPES GOING FROM GREEN TO GRAY WILL LEAD TO A MORE COLORFUL SEASONMIKE HOUSEHOLDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS, YPSILANTI (IP'-suh-lan-tee), MICHIGAN