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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
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: Welcome to 2017

The D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast returns to offseason mode, including discussion of the latest news from Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan as well as a range of interviews from around Division III.

The January podcast features new John Carroll coach Rick Finotti, who was gracious enough to join us on his fifth day of work at JCU, along with Gagliardi Trophy winner Carter Hanson of St. John’s and Nichols coach Dale Olmsted. Finotti talks about returning to the sidelines after being an off-the-field coach at Michigan, while Hanson talks about reaction to his winning the award and Olmsted discusses the Bison’s turnaround from 1-9 to 6-4 this past season.

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. 
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: The MVP, players and coach of the year

It was a tension-filled battle to decide Stagg Bowl XLIV and a great game to boot Pat and Keith were joined by the rest of the on-air crew from the D3football.com Stagg Bowl XLIV audio broadcast, including Adam Turer, Frank Rossi and Kevin Niehus, for this final ATN Podcast of 2016. We discussed the championship game, interviewed UMHB quarterback Blake Jackson live and debated and ultimately determined the D3football.com Players and Coach of the Year.

This week’s podcast was hosted and sponsored by Mac and Bob’s Restaurant in Salem, Va. Whether you’re in Salem for the Stagg Bowl, the Final Four, or any other reason, it’s a great place to stop — it’s been our post-championship hangout for years.

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

Hit play, or subscribe to get this podcast on your mobile device. 
Photo by Dave Hilbert, d3photography.com
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