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ATN Podcast: Moving to the next level

One of the questions we’ve focused on this year in our slate of offseason podcasts and interviews is to ask coaches what it would take for their school to get to the next level. And we don’t mean Division II — we mean into the next echelon of Division III. Earlier this offseason we asked what the distance is like between Wabash and the elite teams in Division III. Or this time, what separates Stevenson from reaching the level of Wesley, the power in Division III in the Mid-Atlantic? What would it take for St. Thomas to join the Mount Union/Whitewater tier?

Guests this month include St. Thomas coach Glenn Caruso, Stevenson coach Ed Hottle and Howard Payne coach and athletic director Hunter Sims.

The Around the Nation Podcast is a weekly conversation (monthly in the offseason) between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan covering the wide range of Division III football. It drops on Monday morning weekly throughout the season.

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ATN Podcast: Getting ever closer

D-III alumni are currently playing in Mexico, with D-III coaches on the sideline, while as the 2016 season gets ever closer, we start talking to coaches about what’s coming up in training camp. Plus, Pat and Keith talk about the preseason magazines — you know, the ones not titled Kickoff — and the typical crop of preseason rankings.

Guests this month include Franklin coach Mike Leonard, Washington & Lee coach Scott Abell, Lawrence head coach Rob McCarthy and Lawrence offensive coordinator Mark Speckman.

The Around the Nation Podcast is a weekly conversation (monthly in the offseason) between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan covering the wide range of Division III football. It drops on Monday morning weekly throughout the season.

Hit play, or subscribe to get this podcast on your mobile device. 
You can subscribe to the Around the Nation Podcast in iTunes. You can also get this and any of our future Around the Nation podcasts automatically by subscribing to this RSS feed: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3football/?feed=podcast
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ATN Podcast: Pro prospects

We’re back with another Around the Nation Podcast for May, with Pat and Keith talking about the recent NFL draft and its aftermath, with Division III football players signing and others getting invites to rookie tryout minicamps with teams as well. But one of the best stories of the offseason so far has been a player from last year’s draft class, Concordia-Moorhead quarterback Griffin Neal. He talks about his year playing overseas in Germany and how he managed to talk his way into a pro day and eventually try out for the New Orleans Saints.

Ohio Northern coach Dean Paul chats with us as well, about what his team has coming back, the state of the Ohio Athletic Conference and his former wide receiver Devon Price’s chances of sticking with an NFL team. Meanwhile, Mike Cerasuolo, the new head coach at Springfield, talks about taking over the program at his alma mater from his former coach and what that might mean for the Pride’s signature triple-option offense.

The Around the Nation Podcast is a weekly conversation (monthly in the offseason) between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan covering the wide range of Division III football. It drops on Monday morning weekly throughout the season.

Hit play, or subscribe to get this podcast on your mobile device. 
You can subscribe to the Around the Nation Podcast in iTunes. You can also get this and any of our future Around the Nation podcasts automatically by subscribing to this RSS feed: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3football/?feed=podcast