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ATN Podcast: Boring? Not really

Mount Union's Kyle Miller; UW-Whitewater's Levell Copage
Yep. More purple. But is that a problem?

Alright, we’ve heard all the weeping and gnashing of teeth the past couple of days, and there’s certainly reason to talk about it. But, indeed, we’ve got Purple-Purple VI and that’s because they are the best two teams in Division III football.

Would it be better some other way? Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan each have their own takes on it in this week’s Around the Nation podcast.

Stagg Bowl XXXVIII could be the game remembered for its backup quarterbacks — Neal Seaman got knocked out of Saturday’s game early in the first quarter trying to make a stop on an interception and Matt Blanchard, well, who knows? Does it makes sense for UW-Whitewater to play Blanchard at this point even if he’s healthy? Will the Mount Union running game have a shot against UW-Whitewater’s defense?

Plus, a look forward at the rest of the weekend’s festivities in Salem.

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54 comments

  • Author comment by hamst64 · December 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    And there’s lots of other stuff to do on a Saturday when you’re that close to Chicago.

  • Author comment by trainer · December 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I AGREE HAM. I THINK WHEATON PARTICIPATES IN ABOUT 20 DIFFERENT SPORTS AND DOES MOST OF THEM PRETTY WELL. YOU WERE ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM? IF SO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS ACADEMICALLY THERE. I THINK A LOT OF THE STUDENT BODY IS JUST FLAT STUDYING DURING THE GAMES. THIS IS PROBABLY TRUE OF MANY SCHOOLS IN D3 AS WELL.

  • Author comment by trainer · December 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Sorry about caps. At work I have all caps for our reports and I forgot to turn it off.

  • Author comment by warhawk47 · December 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Warhawkpride – Sorry I didn’t respond to your comments earlier, I just haven’t been on the site the past couple days. Great to see the comments that have been generated from my original post.

    To clarify my original point, I personally believe the addition of the Kachel Fieldhouse w/12,000 sq ft weight room WAS the difference maker. This is my personal opinion and definitely up for healthy debate.

    To your point, since UWW had the wonderful stadium and solid coaching staff the prior twenty years, you then have to look at what did change that took this team from 32 and 28 the six years prior to punching their ticket every year to the Stagg Bowl.

    I don’t believe it was a coincidence that exactly 4 years after that fieldhouse/weightroom project was completed, UWW landed in 6 straight Stagg Bowls. Prior to that time, UWW wasn’t able to produce a consistant dominant team year in and year out. In my opinion, this was the final piece that was missing and gave UWW the complete package from a recruiting standpoint and a definite advantage in their own recruiting area over all the other WIAC schools.

    The success than has led to other finacial support from boosters and supporters to help move other projects along that otherwise probably would have fell on deaf ears. UWW has some wonderful supporters that have made a huge difference.

    Now, instead of trying to convince each other how they arrived, let have a beer and celebrate the fact that we have arrived. It is definitely a great time to be a fan of WARHAWK Football!

    Best wishes for everyone traveling to Salem and good luck to all the athletes and coaches on both UWW and MU!

    Can’t wait for Saturday’s kickoff.

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