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ATN Podcast: Our new Texas hosts, two-a-days and more

We’ve talked a lot already about the Stagg Bowl leaving Salem, which is big news in Division III circles, and now it’s time to take a look at the first of our new hosts, Shenandoah, Texas. Although the first Stagg Bowl in Woodforest Bank Stadium isn’t for another 20 months, we talked with the championship’s host to get an early idea of what they have planned, and it should be interesting to see how the Houston area supports the Stagg Bowl.

Meanwhile, there’s still a lot of talk and reaction about the elimination of two-a-day practices in college football, and Wash U coach Larry Kindbom, who leads the Division III coaches committee for the AFCA, talks about what has to happen next. Is this the time to resurrect the idea of spring practice in pads? Also, we talk with UW-Whitewater coach Kevin Bullis about his program — he described his reaction to the 2016 season as “pleased, but not satisfied” and it’ll be interesting to hear your take on it as well.

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. It drops monthly in the offseason and during the season, weekly on Monday morning.

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ATN Podcast: An end to two-a-days?

One of the big topics of discussion right now in Division III football, and in college football as a whole, is preseason practice time, including what seems to be likely — the end to two-a-day practices in camp. It’s certainly important to coaches, who have already planned their August camp, especially in Division III, where spring ball is not the same as at the other levels.

With us to talk about that and other issues are Muhlenberg coach Mike Donnelly, UW-Whitewater coach Kevin Bullis and Hope coach Peter Stuursma. In addition, Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan discuss the implications of the pending move of Buffalo State to the Liberty League, how that affects the playoff bids and schedules going forward. Plus. who bid to host the Stagg Bowl? We’ll talk about the possibilities.

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. It drops monthly in the offseason and during the season, weekly on Monday morning.

Hit play, or subscribe to get this podcast on your mobile device. 
Muhlenberg athletics photo; Hope athletics photo by Robert Kurtycz
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ATN Podcast: Chasing the NFL dream

Members of this past year’s senior class are chasing their dreams of pro football right now, and next year’s senior class has players hoping to do the same. In light of that, the February edition of the D3football.com Around the Nation podcast talks with three Division III alumni who are living that dream, in various stages of their career.

For former UMHB linebacker and D3football.com Defensive Player of the Year Jerrell Freeman, the story of how he got to the NFL is an unusual one, but a path a D-III alum might need to go. Andrew Franks, a kicker for RPI, has a different story to tell because he’s a specialist (and an engineer), while Wesley quarterback Joe Callahan was cut three times last year, and worse yet, spent a long portion of the season with the Cleveland Browns. Listen and share.

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. It drops monthly in the offseason and during the season, weekly on Monday morning.

Hit play, or subscribe to get this podcast on your mobile device. 
Photos by USA TODAY Sports Images: Callahan by John Rieger, Freeman by Dennis Wierzbicki, Franks by Dennis Schneidler
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