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ATN Podcast 237: Plenty to shout about

If you’re Muhlenberg, coming off a trip to the national quarterfinals with very few seniors, there’s a lot to make noise about, and meanwhile, there’s a lot of reason that St. Thomas and the MIAC could make noise going into 2019, except nobody’s talking. That, and the longtime CCIW commissioner, a former Division III football national committee member joins us to talk about the landscape of Division III as he gets set to leave his job.

That’s Muhlenberg coach Nate Milne shouting on our cover image … the coach on the right, that is. The coach on the left is Glenn Caruso, who, like everyone at St. Thomas, has made no public comment regarding the attempts of schools such as St. Olaf to oust the Tommies from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Pat and Keith will talk about the MIAC issues, what could happen to UST going forward, while Milne talks about Muhlenberg’s successful season and what’s to come. (Plus, Pat Coleman finally found a coach he can talk to about singing.) Chris Martin, who is stepping down after 17 years as commissioner of a very stable conference, talks about the D-III big picture and what might need to be done about the playoff crunch.

Pat and Keith talk about it all in the latest D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast. The D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast is a regular conversation between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan and guests covering the wide range of Division III football.

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Theme music: DJmentos. Caruso photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com; Milne photo by Muhlenberg athletics

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ATN Podcast 236: Spring just in under the wire

Bet you thought we forgot. No, spring is here, spring practice is underway in many places and yes, there is/was a March podcast.

This month we start looking forward at the 2019 Division III football season, chatting with Gagliardi Trophy winner Jackson Erdmann of St. John’s about what’s ahead for the Johnnies this season, the state of his throwing shoulder and how he’s spending his time now that he needs just one class to graduate.

We’re also joined by William Paterson head football coach Dustin Johnson. A former Division III quarterback himself, Johnson is heading into his second year as the head coach of the Pioneers and talks about the challenges of turning around a program which hasn’t had a winning record since 1993. Plus Johnson played professional football, and talks about his experience and what guys have to do to get ready for playing football beyond college.

Wrapping it up, Keith McMillan talks about the research he did this spring for an unexpected writing assignment: picking the preseason Top 25 and writing a preview for Street & Smith’s football preview magazine. Yep, they write the articles for those things in March. What can you learn about a team six months before the season starts? Keith has the rundown.

Pat and Keith talk about it all, as well as the latest coaching changes in the latest D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast. The D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast is a regular conversation between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan and guests covering the wide range of Division III football.

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Theme music: DJmentos.

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ATN Podcast 235: Doing right, doing wrong, doing new

February is 10 percent shorter than most months, so we’re getting this month’s podcast just under the wire. So while it’s a short month, we still have a full-sized podcast.

We’re joined this month by new Aurora coach Don Beebe, whom you might better know as a former NFL player, one who played in six Super Bowls and provided a quite memorable highlight in one of them. He talks about his new position, his first as a collegiate head coach, including how he watches film on recruits.

We also have Colten Bartholomew on this month’s show. Bartholomew writes for the La Crosse Tribune, and broke a story last month that was quite fascinating, where he found that a former offensive coordinator at UW-Whitewater emailed his team’s playbook to a Division III football head coach, who then forwarded it to yet another D-III head coach. We get the details.

Wrapping it up, we have a roundtable discussion about a proposal to change the regional breakdown in Division III football from the current and long-standing four regions to as many as six. Why is this necessary? What issues could it raise? We talk it through.

Pat and Keith talk about it all, as well as the latest coaching changes in the latest D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast. The D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast is a regular conversation between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan and guests covering the wide range of Division III football.

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Colten Bartholomew’s piece: https://lacrossetribune.com/sports/local/college/tribune-investigation-uw-whitewater-defensive-schemes-sent-to-uw-la/article_b927a731-7744-5393-9fb8-ee6ae3909b03.html

You can subscribe to the Around the Nation Podcast in Apple Podcasts, and many other places. 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

Theme music: DJmentos.