Around the Nation podcast: Season wrapup

Matt O’Connell got knocked around just a little.
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The season is over, sadly. But we had plenty of things to talk about after the game, nonetheless. We had to decide who our Players of the Year and Coach of the Year would be, and Pat and Keith weighed in — who should be No. 2?

We also gave our take on the game, and Keith asked one particular Mount Union player who the best team was he faced. The answer might surprise you. And who will be the best teams for 2013? The elite level might not change.

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8 thoughts on “Around the Nation podcast: Season wrapup

  1. Well, that was a really good game. I have to give UST credit because they played MU tough. I predicted 49-17 MU, boy was I wrong .

    UST is a very young team and I believe we will see them in Salem several more times.

    A big thanks to all the D3 Football staff on another great season. The staff is second to none and works extremely hard for us D3 fans. Thank you!!

  2. Very nice pod-cast guys. Thanx for all you do year round for D3 Football.

    I suspect I can speak for many who will now “crash and burn” from withdrawal symptoms because we cannot get our weekly fix.

    Looking forward to late summer again when you guys will be the ONLY thing in town worth watching/following – seriously.

    Pressing on,

  3. As always, thank you for all you do for DIII football!

    St. Thomas will be back (as I hope UMU). Good game played by both teams but, in the end, mount was able to make the proper adjustments. Was Lattimore hurt? I was surprised he didn’t even appear in the game. I thought jake Simon would get more carries last night but didn’t think he would start.

    Counting the days until the start of the 2013 season and I hope everyone enjoys their Christmas holiday season!!

    Take care all!

  4. He did appear — I remember making note of him being on the field for one snap in the third quarter. I assume that ball security was more important and since Simon was having some success running the ball, they stuck with him.

  5. I enjoyed the final podcast. Thank you for comprehending offenses in the ASC. I am watching Toledo (with all of the UMU links) play Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. (That just doesn’t have the panache that the Stagg Bowl does.) The QB for Utah State is Chuckie Keeton, a sophomore from Houston TX. How did he get to Utah?

    7-on-7 is now the “National Game of the State of Texas”. The offenses have gotten so good that there are not enough “horses” on defense in D-III to match the offensive talent that is playing.

  6. Thanks Pat. I must have missed it.

    Thank you, keith, and the rest of the staff who worked tirelessly to provide us all with in-depth analysis of all the great football action.

    Very much appreciated!

  7. Keith, i know you vote Mary Hardin-Baylor as #2 seed but you have to remember that Brenton Braddock got injured basically right away in the Mount Union game.. He is St. Thomas’ best running back. I still feel like Mary Hardin-Baylor may be the #2 but St. Thomas was so beat up on running back depth and that is kind of their strength this year.

  8. Good point about Braddock. I don’t know if he alone would have been enough to close the gap, but it’s definitely and unknown, how UST would have done if he’d been healthy. If they’d finished some of those drives midway through the game, everything is very different.

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