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ATN Podcast: Top 25, blue turf, new bowls, how you can help

Hey, we know, we didn’t have a May podcast. That’s totally because we planned to bring you an extra-long podcast in July. Yes, we have a podcast and a half for you because there’s way too much to talk about. Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan give their take on the D3football.com preseason Top 25, first off. 

Also, that blue turf just looks too cool, doesn’t it? Luther College is having that installed this offseason, so we talk with coach Aaron Hafner about that, the team’s option offense and more. King’s coach Jeff Knarr talks about his former boss, Mike Donnelly, who is struggling with leukemia, and Pat and Keith talk about efforts to find the bone marrow match. And East Texas Baptist coach Scott Highsmith talks about the expanded American Southwest Conference, his being the third ETBU coach in three years and more.

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. 
East Texas Baptist athletics photo; Wilkes photo by Warren Ruda; Muhlenberg athletics photo; Luther artist’s rendering
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ATN Podcast: Talking Oshkosh, new conferences and more

Psst … it’s possible to have a D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast without Keith McMillan, as long as we have someone from Around the Nation to fill in. So this month, while Keith is unavailable on assignment, Pat Coleman will be joined by current ATN columnist Adam Turer to fill the big shoes.

This month there are plenty of teams shuffling conferences to talk about, plus Adam reveals who will be his preseason No. 1 team and talks about his sleeper teams for 2017. We also talk with UW-Oshkosh running back Dylan Hecker about the way the Titans’ season ended, their interesting offseason and more, plus we check in with Norwich coach Mark Murnyack about the Cadets’ new conference and renewing some old rivalries.

The D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast is a regular conversation between Pat Coleman and (usually) 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. 
Norwich athletics photo; d3photography.com photo by Daryl Tessmann
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: 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