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OVCExtra Podcast
OVCExtra No. 45 - Dr. Jon Steinbrecher

OVCExtra Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022


Dr. Jon Steinbrecher served as the Commissioner of the OVC from 2003-09 before moving to the Mid-American Conference. At the OVC he negotiated a television deal that included putting the first basketball games on ESPNU (the first league to do so), helped the OVC secure the hosting rights to the 2014 Women's Final Four and put an emphasis on sportsmanship. He also served nine years (1994-2003) as the commissioner of the Mid-Continent Conference (the Summit League), making him the only person to serve as commissioner in all three NCAA Division I Subdivisions (FBS, FCS, DI). Steinbrecher was a former two sport student-athlete at Valparaiso University.  

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans
I-70 Football Podcast: Ohio State and Minnesota dominate

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 108:54


Welcome to a new episode of Land-Grant Holy Land's I-70 podcast. On this show, we talk all things Big Ten football and basketball. After every week of action, we will get you caught up on all the conference's games and look ahead at the matchups, storylines, and players that you should be paying attention to in the next week. My name is Jordan Williams, and I am joined by my co-host Dante Morgan. Welcome to the newest episode of the I-70 football show. Week four has come and gone and taught us a lot about the Big Ten while setting up some major games in the future, some as early as week five. Ohio State ran Wisconsin off the field going up 28-0 before Wisconsin got off the bus. It wasn't until the fourth quarter that Wisconsin's offense showed up and by then it was far too late as the game was already out of hand. Minnesota had a similar experience against Michigan State dominating them in every facet of the game in a victory that proves they're a true contender.  Illinois continued its winning ways while Northwestern was upset by Miami(OH), a middling program in the Mid-American Conference. Indiana comes back to earth after getting bullied by Wisconsin and two former Big Ten quarterbacks as shining on their new teams. In their week five review Dante and Jordan talk about the games that have an immediate impact. Minnesota starts its journey toward becoming the Big Ten West champion with a game against Purdue while Michigan and Maryland hope to bounce back after losing last week. Illinois has been a pleasant surprise this season and has a legitimate shot at upsetting Wisconsin, a team who has largely been a disappointment so far.  In their weekly pit stops, Jordan discusses his upcoming trip to Louisana. He get to go to death valley and watch LSU play Tennesse and experience a true sicko game in person as the Saints take on the Seahawks. Dante's bank account is so full he's planning on getting a tattoo and celebrating Kent State's homecoming.  Connect with us on Twitter: Jordan: @JordanW330 Dante: @DanteM10216 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Central Michigan Life Podcasts
Maroon and Bold: CMU sports prepare for Mid-American Conference slates

Central Michigan Life Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 49:28


Welcome to another edition of Maroon and Bold! In this week's episode, sports editor Sean Chase welcomes the entire sports staff to the show to talk about the latest happenings with CMU athletics. James Besenhofer stops by to talk field hockey, Ashley Birkeness talks women's soccer, Ryan Colores talks CMU football, while Megan Youngblood and Kaia Zimmerman update us on the volleyball team's Mid-American Conference schedule. All that and more on Maroon and Bold. This episode is sponsored by GreenTree Co-op Market.

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans
Silver Bullets Podcast: Toledo Rewind & Wisconsin Preview

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 96:11


The Ohio State Buckeyes who took the field against the Toledo Rockets is the one we've been expecting. Offensively and defensively, the Buckeyes showed up and, for the most part, dominated. There were a couple of defensive hiccups but nothing consistent as Ohio State continues to adjust to a new coordinator on that side of the ball. We break down the key plays and players from the Buckeyes' 77-21 thumping of a Toledo team that is expected to challenge for the Mid-American Conference title. We compare our score predictions to actual events and see whether are picks to click actually...err, clicked. To prepare us for this Saturday's Big Ten opener against the Badgers, we welcomed Rohan Chakravarthi from SBNation's Wisconsin blog, Bucky's 5th Quarter. Rohan got us up to speed on what's different about this year's Badgers, how that vaunted Wisconsin defense is going to deal with Ohio State's offense, the maturation of quarterback Graham Mertz, and where the team is strongest and weakest. Big thanks to Rohan for jumping on with us to talk some B1G football. We took our usual stroll through the rest of the Big Ten scores from Saturday, which featured some surprises — both good and bad — for the conference. If not for Sparty's most recent road trip, the entire Big Ten East would be unbeaten. That's right, even Rutgers and Indiana have managed to avoid defeat thus far. Meanwhile, there are several tire fires ablaze in the West, including what is looking like an exceedingly long season in Lincoln. We turned our attention back to Wisconsin for the final segment, looking at what Ohio State has to do either with or without TreVeyon Henderson on Saturday. Winning first down is going to be a big key, particularly when the Buckeyes are on defense. We're expecting one of those annoyingly close games at least until halftime and then we'll see which team adjusts and has the better second half. We'll be back next week to analyze the Wisconsin game, check on our picks and predictions, and get ready for Rutgers. This is impossible, because one can never truly be ready for Rutgers, but we'll try. In the meantime, feel free to reach out with your feedback and questions below in the comments section or send us an email. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans
Silver Bullets Podcast: Arkansas State Rewind and Toledo Preview

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 98:23


Ohio State had little trouble dispatching Arkansas State in a 45-12 win and even though the Buckeyes still had some hiccups and didn't cover the spread, things weren't too far off from what we expected out of Saturday's game. C.J. Stroud, Marvin Harrison Jr., and TreVeyon Henderson were explosive on the offensive side of the ball. The linebackers and defensive line are still playing well, and the defense is forcing field goals instead of allowing touchdowns. Although the Buckeyes need to clean up the penalties and perhaps start forcing a few turnovers, things are on schedule. We look into the scores and stats of Ohio State's win. Of course, we checked in to see how our predictions and our picks to click fared, and we are seemingly better on the offensive side than the defensive side so far this season. Ohio State's defensive ends aren't putting up big numbers even when they're playing well, so we're seeing some patterns emerge in the statistical breakdowns of the games. To get us prepped for the Toledo Rockets, we enlisted the help of Steve Helwick from SBNation's Hustle Belt blog, which covers all the MACtion. Steve got us caught up with familiar face Dallas Gant's exploits with the Rockets this season, told us what to expect from the Toledo offense and defense, and let us know what the team's expectations are for the 2022 Mid-American Conference season. Big thanks to Steve for both his expertise and his time. After bidding goodbye to our guest, we dug into the results around B1G football in Week 2, which was filled with blowouts but there were a few close games and one that we didn't expect to be close ended up being the last straw for Scott Frost at Nebraska. We threw around some names that the Huskers might turn to in order to right the ship. We'll be back next week to analyze the Toledo matchup, check on our picks and predictions, and get ready for a Big Ten-opening war with Wisconsin. In the meantime, feel free to reach out with your feedback and questions below in the comments section or send us an email. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

United Basketball and Leadership Podcast
Ep 135 | Robyn Fralick | Winning a National Championship, Relationships, and Core Values

United Basketball and Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 36:52


Robyn Fralick recently completed her fourth season as head coach of the Bowling Green State University women's basketball team. In just a few short years with the Falcons, Fralick has completely turned the program around. Through the 2021-22 season, BGSU has a record of 24-14 in Mid-American Conference regular-season games over the last two years, after going 8-46 in the previous three seasons. Overall, BGSU is 38-24 over the last two seasons. In fact, BGSU had won a total of just 20 MAC games (20-88) in a six-year span before going a combined 24-14 over the last two winters. United Basketball Plus | Resource for coaches | UB+ members receive 50% Hoosier Gym Coaches Clinic www.unitedbasketballplus.com Code "Clinics" for 15% off an annual membership. Video Preview of United Basketball Plus https://vimeo.com/686107118/09bb5892b7 I want to welcome Snap Raise to the United Basketball Podcast family as a new sponsor. If you are raising money, Snap Raise is the way to go! We're here for you. For more information, visit onsnap.com, or contact your Snap! Mobile representative to get the support you need. https://www.snapraise.com This episode is sponsored by the Dr. Dish Basketball. Mention "United Basketball & Leadership Podcast" and receive $300 off on the Dr. Dish Rebel, All-Star, and CT models. Connect with Dr. Dish on Twitter or Instagram @drdishbball Connect with our host, Matt on Twitter - @coachmwsmith and @unitedbballplus

Dave Berk's Huddle
Reggie Powers | Big Plays - Big Win - Latest Recruiting News

Dave Berk's Huddle

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 2:04


The Centerville Elks are off to an impressive 3-0 start to the season. One reason is the play of junior Reggie Powers, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound two-way player for the Elks. Powers, who already has verbal offers from Cincinnati, UConn, and a handful of Mid-American Conference schools, played a significant role in the Elks 10-0 shutout win over Gahanna Lincoln on Friday night. DBHuddle spoke with Powers following the game. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dbhuddle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dbhuddle/support

Pass the Mic Sports Talk
2022 Browns and NFL preview, plus week picks

Pass the Mic Sports Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 37:51


Football is finally back and Pass The Mic has you covered as we get ready for the NFL season. We start out with a Cleveland Browns preview, then moving to a NFL division preview and then our picks for week 1. In our NFL pick'em this year the loser has to buy the winner an ice cream cone and a quart of Ice Cream. Also went over the Ohio State vs Notre Dame game and of course drunkie of the week. Follow us on Twitter @pass_the_mic and Instagram & Facebook @passthemicsportstalk. Don't for get to take a look at our Sports betting podcast Bet the MAC, the best coverage of the Mid American Conference sports betting.

History of College Football
Episode 207 - The most stunning win for each team in the Mid-American Conference in their illustrious history.

History of College Football

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 14:26


Today, we discuss the most stunning win for each team in the Mid-American Conference in their illustrious history. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jay-abramson/support

The John Clay Podcast
Kentucky-Miami (O) football preview

The John Clay Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 34:14


The Kentucky Wildcats open the 2022 college football season on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 against the Miami RedHawks at Kroger Field. The game will be streamed on SEC Network Plus and ESPN Plus. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay talked with Kentucky.com UK beat writer Jon Hale about the Wildcats. He also talked with Steve Baker, radio voice of Miami football, about the RedHawks, who are picked to win their division in the Mid-American Conference. For more UK athletics coverage visit www.kentuckysports.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Roar of the Lions UK | A British Detroit Lions Podcast
College Football Podcast- Return of the MAC

Roar of the Lions UK | A British Detroit Lions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 147:23


Week 0 is calling, and Antony and Ryan have heeded the call. So it's fitting that for their final stop on the preview tour of the Group of 5 Conferences, they are heading home to the state of Michigan, hub to some of the eclectic group of teams who make up the Mid-American Conference, or the MAC for short! The sole representatives of Illinois, the NIU Huskies, took the title for themselves last season, can the representatives of Detroit, Ohio, or Buffalo mount a challenge this season and dethrone the reigning champions? Join us as we preview the MAC and find out! If you like the Pod, don't forget to drop us a 5-star rating on your podcast provider. Explicit Language is in this Podcast. Facebook page: @Roarothelionsuk Facebook group: Detroit Lions Fans UK One Pride World Wide Twitter: @ROTL_UK Instagram: @ROTL.UK Twitch: rotl_uk YouTube: Roar Of The Lions UK Website: Roarofthelionsuk.com

Hurricanes Weekly
PJ Fleck with Joe Z Interview 8-26-22

Hurricanes Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 10:51


- Sixth year as head coach at Minnesota (10th year overall as head coach)- Enters 2022 season with a 35-23 record at Minnesota and 65-45 overall- 2019 Big Ten Coach of the Year, 2019 Dodd Trophy Finalist, 2019 Bear Bryant Award Finalist and 2019 AFCA National Coach of the Year Finalist- 2x AFCA Region 3 Coach of the Year (2016, '19), George Munger Award Finalist (2016, '19), Eddie Robinson Award Finalist (2016, '19) and MAC Coach of the Year (2014, '16)- Six bowl game appearances as head coach- Coached 20 NFL Draft Picks, including 12 at Minnesota- At Minnesota, has coached three All-Americans, eight Academic All-Americans, 58 All-Big Ten honorees (six First-Teamers) and 268 Academic All-Big Ten performers P.J. Fleck was named head football coach at Minnesota on January 6, 2017. Fleck, 41, is the 30th head coach in the program's history. He has a career record of 65-45 and is 35-23 at Minnesota.In five years, Fleck has established himself as one of the most successful coaches ever to lead the Minnesota program. Fleck is already sixth in program history in overall wins (35) and Big Ten wins (21), and eighth in games coached (58). Fleck's .603 win percentage is third best among the 11 Minnesota coaches with at least 45 games under their helm behind only Henry L. Williams (.786, 1900-21) and Bernie Bierman (.716, 1932-41, ‘45-50). Fleck and Williams are the only two Gopher coaches to record nine or more wins in a season twice, as Minnesota posted 11 wins in 2019 and nine in 2021 under Fleck (Williams posted at least nine wins in six straight seasons from 1900-1905). The 11 wins in 2019 were the most for a Minnesota team since 1904 when that year's team went 13-0 under Williams. Fleck is 3-0 in bowl games and those three wins are tied with Glen Mason (3-4 bowl record during his time coaching the Gophers from 1997-2006) for the most in school history. Fleck guided the Gophers to a 6-3 Big Ten record in 2021 and a 7-2 mark in 2019, making him the first Minnesota coach since Murray Warmath (1960, 1961 and 1967; six wins each) to win at least six conference games more than once.At Minnesota, Fleck has coached three All-Americans (Antoine Winfield Jr., Rashod Bateman and Mohamed Ibrahim), eight Academic All-Americans (Blaise Andries three times, Sam Renner twice, Jack Gibbens, Payton Jordahl and Gary Moore) and 268 Academic All-Big Ten performers. He was named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2019, paced Minnesota to two top-10 wins (Penn State and Auburn) in the same season since 1956 and led Minnesota to its first New Year's Day bowl win (2020 Outback Bowl against Auburn) since 1962. He has also led Minnesota to a 3-0 record in bowl games and has had 12 players selected in the NFL Draft while at Minnesota. In 2021, Fleck also became a Wall Street Journal best-selling author when his Row The Boat book, which was co-authored with Jon Gordon, peaked at No. 2 on the list in June. On the field in 2021, Fleck led Minnesota to a 9-4 record and a second place finish in the Big Ten West division with a 6-3 mark. The Gophers beat Wisconsin for the first time at home since 2003 to reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe and picked up a postseason win against West Virginia in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Minnesota's dominant defense and offensive depth were the stories of the season, as the Gophers won their final three games of the year for the first time since 1973. The Gophers ended the season with the nation's No. 3 total defense (278.8 yards per game) and the nation's No. 6 scoring defense (17.3 points per game). Minnesota also ended the year ranked fourth in first downs defense (202), eighth in rushing defense (97.5) and eighth in passing yards allowed (181.2). Minnesota held eight opponents to 14 points or less and recorded its first shutout (30-0 road win at Colorado) since 2006 (62-0 against Temple) and its first road shutout of a Power 5 opponent since 1977 (21-0 at Illinois). On offense, the Gophers boasted the most experienced offensive line in the nation and were a force rushing the ball, despite losing All-American Mohamed Ibrahim in the first game of the season and playing much of the season without five scholarship running backs. Still, the Gophers were the only team in the nation to have five different running backs all record at least one 100-yard rushing game. In total, Minnesota rushed for 2,575 yards and 27 touchdowns and passed for 2,106 yards and 12 scores. In 2020, Fleck guided the Gophers to a 3-4 record as Minnesota played an all-Big Ten schedule in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic. The Gophers posted wins road wins at Nebraska and Illinois and beat Purdue at home. They suffered overtime setbacks at Maryland and at Wisconsin. The season was highlighted by Big Ten Running Back of the Year Mohamed Ibrahim, who set school records in season rushing yards per game (153.7), consecutive 100-yard rushing games (8) and touchdowns in consecutive games (8). He tied school records in most rushing touchdowns in a game (4), most rushing touchdowns in a first half (4), most rushing touchdowns in one half (4) and consecutive 200-yard rushing games (2). Ibrahim, who was named AP Third-Team All-America, rushed 201 times (25th most in school single-season history) for 1,076 yards (23rd most in school single season-history) and 15 touchdowns (most ever for a junior at Minnesota and ranks fourth in school-single season history) in the abbreviated and unusual season. He led Big Ten in the following categories: rushing attempts (201), rushing yards (1,076), rushing yards per game (153.7), rushing touchdowns (15), scoring (90), points per game (12.9) and all-purpose yards per game (168.4).In 2019, Fleck led Minnesota to historic heights as the Gophers won 11 games for the first time since 1904. Minnesota also won seven Big Ten games for the first time in school history, beat two top-10 teams, won a Jan. 1 bowl game and ended the season ranked No. 10.Fleck was voted Big Ten Coach of the Year by his fellow conference head coaches and was named AFCA Region 3 Coach of the Year. He was also named a finalist for the George Munger Award, Dodd Trophy, Eddie Robinson Award, Bear Bryant Award and AFCA National Coach of the Year.Minnesota won four Big Ten games by at least 20 points for the first time since 1934 and beat No. 5 Penn State at home and No. 9 Auburn in the Outback Bowl. That was the first time that Minnesota beat two top 10 teams in the same season since 1956. It was also the first time that Minnesota won a Jan. 1 bowl game since 1962. The Penn State win was Minnesota's first win against a top-five team since it beat No. 2 Penn State on the road in 1999. It was Minnesota's first home win against a top-five team since it beat No. 1 Michigan 16-0 in 1977. The Outback Bowl victory against Auburn was Minnesota's best ranked nonconference win in school history. The Gophers ascended to No. 7 in the AP Poll, which was the team's highest ranking since it was No. 5 on Nov. 19, 1962. Minnesota was also ranked No. 8 in the College Football Playoffs, which is its highest CFP ranking in school history. The Gophers ended the year ranked No. 10, which was their best ranking to end a season since 1962. Minnesota averaged 34.1 points per game, which was the third most in school history. The Gopher defense allowed only 306.6 yards per game, which was the fewest since 1977. On offense, Minnesota was led by quarterback Tanner Morgan (All-Big Ten Second Team), running back Rodney Smith (All-Big Ten Second Team) and receivers Tyler Johnson (All-Big Ten First Team) and Rashod Bateman (All-Big Ten First Team). Johnson and Bateman became the first teammates ever to both be named All-Big Ten First Team wide receivers. Morgan set a slew of single-season school records, including passing yards, passing touchdowns and consecutive games with a touchdown. Smith rushed for more than 1,000 yards and became Minnesota's career leader in all-purpose yards. Johnson set single-season school records in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns and left Dinkytown as the school's career record holder in receiving yards and touchdowns. Bateman was named Big Ten Receiver of the Year and was one of 12 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award as he set program records for a sophomore in receiving yards and touchdowns. Minnesota's defense was anchored by Antoine Winfield Jr. (All-Big Ten First Team) and Carter Coughlin (All-Big Ten Second Team). Winfield was named the program's seventh Unanimous All-American and was one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Award, which is presented to the best defensive player in the nation. He led Minnesota in tackles and tied a school modern-era record with seven interceptions. Coughlin ended his career as one of the best to ever wear the Maroon and Gold, and he ranks third all-time in sacks and fourth in tackles for loss.In 2018, Fleck led Minnesota to a 7-6 record and regular-season wins against Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, Fresno State, Miami (Ohio) and New Mexico State. The Gophers beat Georgia Tech 34-10 in the Quick Lane Bowl and the 24-point margin of victory was the largest bowl win in school history.Minnesota also made history when it won the final game of the regular season (Wisconsin) and its bowl game (Georgia Tech), as that was the first time ever that the Gophers won the final game of the season and a bowl game. Under Fleck, a young Minnesota team beat rival Wisconsin for the first time since 2003 and for the first time on the road since 1994 to claim Paul Bunyan's Axe. The Gophers also downed Purdue's potent offense, as they held the Boilers to a season low in points (10) and yards (233). Minnesota also beat Fresno State, which finished the season ranked No. 18, to give the Bulldogs one of their two defeats om the season. The win against Fresno State also marked the first time that Minnesota beat a team ranked in the final AP poll since 1999. The Gophers had 112 players on the roster and 58 (51.7%) were freshmen, which was the most in the nation in 2018. The Gophers had 78 underclassmen (69.6%), which ranked tenth in college football.Fleck played two freshmen quarterbacks (Zack Annexstad, Tanner Morgan) and both threw for more than 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns. Minnesota's two leading rushers (Mohamed Ibrahim, Bryce Williams) were both freshmen and three of Minnesota top-four receivers (Rashod Bateman, Chris Autman-Bell, Demetrius Douglas) were freshmen. On defense, freshman Terell Smith led Minnesota with eight pass breakups. Minnesota set a program record as eight Gophers were named Big Ten Player of the Week (record was tied in 2019), and Tyler Johnson became the first Minnesota receiver ever to record 78 catches, 1,169 yards (single season school record) and 12 (single season school record) touchdowns in a season. In 2017, Fleck led a young and inexperienced Gopher squad, as 49 of Minnesota's 110 players (44.5%) were freshmen or redshirt freshmen and 76 (69%) were underclassmen. Fleck guided Minnesota to a 5-7 record and those five wins were the most by a first-year Gopher head coach new to the program since the legendary Murray Warmath won seven games in 1954. Fleck won his Gopher debut against Buffalo, which made him the school's first head coach to win his debut since John Gutekunst in 1986 (before Fleck, Minnesota's six most recent head coaches all lost their first game). Minnesota then posted a dominating 48-14 win at Oregon State, which made Fleck the first Gopher coach to win a true road opener since 1954 when Warmath and the Gophers won 46-7 at Pittsburgh. Minnesota's 34-point win at Oregon State was the Gophers' 11th largest margin of victory in a road game since 1920 and largest since 2006. The 48 points were the most the Gophers scored on the road since they beat Northwestern 49-21 in 1980. Minnesota posted three 30-point wins in 2017, as it beat Oregon State by 34, Nebraska by 33 and Middle Tennessee by 31. The last time Minnesota won three games by 30 points in the same season was 2005 when it started the year with three straight with three straight 30-point winsThe Gophers beat Nebraska 54-21 in Fleck's first season. The 54 points were the most that the Gophers scored in a Big Ten game since they beat Indiana 63-26 in 2006. The 54 points were the 14th most scored by Minnesota since 1946 and the fifth most against a Big Ten opponent in the same timeframe. Off the field, Fleck and his team can often be found supporting the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital and annually host a diaper drive during training camp and a turkey drive during Thanksgiving to give back to the community. Minnesota has also hosted a canned food drive and school supplies drive under Fleck. In the classroom, Minnesota has posted program record GPAs under Fleck.Fleck came to Minnesota after spending four years as the head coach at Western Michigan, where he was 30-22 overall and 21-11 in the Mid-American Conference. While leading the Broncos, Fleck authored one of the most memorable turnarounds in college football history. The Broncos were 1-11 in his first year in 2013, but ended the 2016 season with a No. 12 ranking, a 13-1 record, a conference championship and a berth in the Cotton Bowl. The Broncos were 12-0 in the 2016 regular season and posted wins against Big Ten opponents Northwestern and Illinois. Fleck then led his team to a 29-23 win against Ohio in the Mid-American Conference championship game before ending the season with a narrow bowl game defeat to Wisconsin. Fleck was named MAC Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2016 and in 2016 he the Broncos to their first MAC Championship since 1988. Earning FBS Region 3 Coach of the Year from the American Football Coaches Association, Fleck was also named a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award and the George Munger Award after Western Michigan became the first team in MAC history to win each of its eight league games by 14 or more points. Fleck turned Western Michigan into a pipeline for the NFL as well, as seven of his players were taken in NFL Drafts.Fleck coached receiver Corey Davis and offensive lineman Taylor Moton while at Western Michigan. Davis, who was the first Consensus All-American in Western Michigan history, caught 91 passes for 1,427 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2016. He ended his career with 5,212 yards in four seasons, which made him the Football Bowl Subdivision all-time career receiving record holder. Davis, who was selected fifth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, joined Randy Moss as the only Mid-American Conference receiver to be drafted in the first round. Moton signed one of the NFL's most lucrative contracts (four-year, $72 million) for an offensive lineman in July 2021. Off the field, Western Michigan had a program-record seven student-athletes named to the 2016 MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete team and the Bronco team posted a 3.14 program GPA in Fleck's last semester at the school. Prior to his time at Western Michigan, Fleck served as the wide receivers coach for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 and coached the receivers at Rutgers from 2010-11. He coached receivers and was the recruiting coordinator at Northern Illinois in 2009 and tutored the receivers for the Huskies from 2007-08. Fleck's coaching career began at Ohio State as a graduate assistant in 2006. Fleck played receiver at Northern Illinois from 1999-2003 and helped lead the Huskies to a No. 10 ranking, a 10-2 record and wins against Maryland, Alabama and Iowa State in his final season. He ranks in the top five in Northern Illinois history in career receptions (179) and receiving yards (2,162). Fleck holds the school record for punt returns (87) and ranks second in punt return yards (716). He earned First Team All-Mid-American Conference in 2003 and was named Academic All-MAC and Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-American. He graduated in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Fleck played the 2004-05 seasons with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. He signed with the 49ers as a free agent in 2004 and spent most of his time on the practice squad before seeing action against New England late in the season. He spent the 2005 season on the injured reserve roster and in 2006 he stopped playing professionally and started his coaching career. Fleck and his wife, Heather, have four children, Gavin, Carter, Paisley (P.J.) and Harper.

Hurricanes Weekly
Nick Saban with Joe Z Interview 8-26-22

Hurricanes Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 3:51


A man of vision who has a proven record of championship success, head coach Nick Saban has returned the University of Alabama to the top of the college football landscape with his commitment to building the total program. After the victory over Clemson in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Saban joined Paul "Bear" Bryant as the only two coaches to win five national titles in the modern era. Beginning his 11th season in Tuscaloosa, Saban's uncompromising dedication to excellence in every phase of the program has resulted four national championships over the last seven years. A seven-time National Coach of the Year, Saban has achieved resounding success as a head coach and has earned a reputation as an outstanding tactician, leader, organizer and motivator. Those qualities have sparked impressive turnarounds at every stop of his career. Saban's consistent approach and disciplined leadership are the reasons his teams are known for exhibiting grit, determination and resilience, often overcoming adversity to achieve victory. Saban's 2016 squad completed an undefeated regular season for the first time since 2009 and secured the program's 26th SEC Championship – the third straight for the program – and the fourth in the last five years. The Tide defeated Washington in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (24-7), before dropping a stunning 34-31 game to Clemson in the CFP National Championship Game in Tampa, Fla. Alabama finished with a 14-1 record after defeating nine ranked teams and 11 teams that qualified for bowl games during the 2016 season. Alabama finished the year No. 2 in the national polls. Saban, who was named the SEC Coach of the Year and Munger Award National Coach of the Year (presented by the Maxwell Football Club), had five players earn first team All-America honors – Jonathan Allen, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Reuben Foster, Marlon Humphrey and Cam Robinson. Allen also captured the Nagurski Trophy and the Bednarik Award, both of which go to the national defensive player of the year, and the Hendricks Award as the nation's top defensive end, while Foster won the Butkus Award that is given to the nation's best linebacker, and Robinson captured the Outland Trophy. The senior class posted a NCAA-record 51-6 record from 2013-16 and a 64-7 over the last six years which is also the best in NCAA annals.   Saban has compiled a 205-61-1 (.770) record as a college head coach and has gone 112-13 (.896) in the past nine seasons in Tuscaloosa, which includes a 64-8 (.889) mark in regular season conference play. In 2016, the Tide reached the 10-win milestone for the ninth consecutive season and won 11 or more games for the sixth straight year, which extended the conference record. Saban is 12-2 all time in conference or national championship games. Alabama has been ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll for at least one week for nine straight years, which broke the all-time record of seven established by Miami (1986-92). Alabama extended its streak of consecutive weeks in the AP Top 25 to 145 weeks, the longest in school history. The 2015 team secured the Crimson Tide's fourth national championship in the last seven years. They became the first team to win back-to-back Southeastern Conference Championships in 17 years (Tennessee, 1997-98) and were the only program to earn an invitation to each of the first two College Football Playoffs. Saban led his team to victories in the final 12 games of the season, including wins at No. 8 Georgia, at No. 9 Texas A&M, vs. No. 4 LSU, at No. 17 Mississippi State, against No. 18 Florida in the SEC Championship Game, vs. No. 3 Michigan State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and over No. 1 Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. The senior class won a school-record 50 games (50-6) over their four years with three SEC Championships and two national titles. The Crimson Tide featured Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, who also captured the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year and Doak Walker Award. Ryan Kelly won the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center. Linebacker Reggie Ragland was a finalist for the Butkus Award, Nagurski Trophy and the Bednarik Award, while A'Shawn Robinson was a finalist for Outland Trophy. The offensive line was also awarded the Joe Moore Award, which goes to the nation's toughest line. All four of the Tide's finalists garnered first team All-America honors, while Eddie Jackson was a second-team selection. Henry set school records for rushing yards (2,219), rushing touchdowns (28), rushing attempts (395) and all-purpose yardage (2,310). A trademark of Saban-coached teams, the Tide ranked among the nation's best on both sides of the ball, checking in at No. 1 in the country in rushing defense, No. 3 in total defense and scoring defense, and eighth in pass efficiency defense while averaging 199.9 rushing yards and 227.1 passing yards per game on offense. Special teams were also impressive in 2015 with Cyrus Jones setting the SEC record with four punt returns for touchdowns and place-kicker Adam Griffith connecting on 23 of his final 28 field goals. Saban's on-side kick call in the national championship game proved key, propelling the Crimson Tide to the program's 16th national title. In the classroom, the numbers were just as astounding, as UA had a nation-leading 29 graduates on the roster for the bowl game including three players with their master's degree in hand. He is the first coach to win back-to-back BCS national championships and has won five titles in his last 11 years of coaching college football. Saban is one of three college coaches in the poll era (since 1936) to win three national championships in four years, joining Frank Leahy of Notre Dame (1946-47, 1949) and Tom Osborne of Nebraska (1994-95, 1997). He is also just the second (Leahy) to win four titles in seven years. He is the second coach in the poll era to win at least five national championships (Paul "Bear" Bryant). Saban, the 2014 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year, led the Crimson Tide to the top seed in the first College Football Playoff at the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl, Alabama's 24th SEC Championship and a 12-2 record. Alabama won its final eight games to earn a spot in the playoff, including a closing gauntlet that included wins at No. 14 LSU, over No. 1 Mississippi State, against No. 15 Auburn and versus No. 14 Missouri in the SEC Championship. The 2014 senior class finished with a 48-6 record over four years and went to four straight New Year's Six Bowls, including national championships in 2011 and 2012. The Crimson Tide featured Heisman Trophy finalist and UA's first-ever Biletnikoff Award winner Amari Cooper and Nagurski Trophy and Thorpe Award finalist Landon Collins. Along with Cooper and Collins, Ray Guy Award finalist punter JK Scott, linebacker Trey DePriest and offensive guard Arie Kouandjio garnered first team All-America honors. SEC Championship Game MVP Blake Sims set school records for total offense (3,837 yards) and passing yards (3,487), while Cooper established UA marks in every receiving category. The Tide ranked among the nation's best on both sides of the ball, checking in at No. 6 in the country in scoring defense and 15th overall in scoring offense. In the classroom, Alabama had 22 graduates on the roster for the bowl game (tied for the most in the nation) and seven players with their master's degree in hand (first in the nation). Saban led the 2013 Alabama team to the Allstate Sugar Bowl, making a sixth straight New Year's bowl appearance and the third straight in a BCS bowl. That senior class posted a remarkable record of 60-7 over their last five years with four bowl wins and three national titles. Their record in the classroom was just as impressive as 28 Crimson Tide graduates took the field for the bowl matchup with Oklahoma. Senior quarterback AJ McCarron was named a first team All-American, won the Maxwell and Unitas Awards, and finished as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy voting while directing one of the most productive offenses in school history. On the other side of the ball, senior linebacker C.J. Mosley took home Alabama's third Butkus Trophy and earned All-America honors for the second straight year as he led a defense that entered the bowl game ranked second nationally in fewest points allowed. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio joined McCarron and Mosley as first team All-Americans. Alabama remained at the forefront of the college football world in 2012 with an explosive offense and a retooled defense that maintained its place as one of the most dominant units in the nation. The Crimson Tide won the program's 23rd SEC championship (the most in league history) with a victory over Georgia that propelled Alabama into the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game, where they soundly defeated Notre Dame by a score of 42-14 to earn the school's 15th national title. For his efforts following the season, Saban was named the Bobby Bowden National Coach of the Year, his third such honor in his previous four years. Under Saban's guidance, Alabama boasted a 978 APR score that ranked 11th nationally in 2012 and second in the SEC. The Crimson Tide also had a 75 percent graduation rate, which was among the best in the nation. The Alabama defense led the nation in rush defense (76.4 ypg), total defense (250.0 ypg), and scoring defense (10.9 ppg) in 2012. The Tide offense ranked 12th nationally in scoring at 38.7 points per game, 16th nationally in rushing at 227.5 yards per game and set a school record with 542 points scored in 2012. The Crimson Tide featured four first team All-Americans in 2012, including two along the offensive line in center Barrett Jones and left guard Chance Warmack. A pair of defensive standouts also earned All-America honors in cornerback Dee Milliner and Mosley. Jones captured the Rimington Trophy, presented to the nation's best center, and the prestigious Campbell Award, as the student-athlete who best combined performance on the field, success in the classroom and service away from the field. The 2012 senior class set school and SEC records for wins, while garnering a 49-5 record since 2009, a mark that tied Nebraska's NCAA record 49 wins from 1994-97. It also broke the Cornhuskers' record (60 wins from 1993-97) for the most major college football victories in a five-year period with 61 (2008-12). The 2011 squad produced one of the most dominant defenses in the history of college football and captured Alabama's 14th national championship with a 21-0 victory over LSU in the BCS National Championship Game. The Tide defense led the nation in all major categories, becoming the second team since national statistics have been compiled, and the first since 1986 (Oklahoma), to accomplish that feat. UA allowed only 8.2 points per game, 183.6 total yards, 72.2 rushing yards, 111.5 passing yards and an 83.7 pass efficiency defense. Alabama finished with a 12-1 record. Saban's 2011 senior class won 48 games over the span of four seasons (2008-11). Seven members of the 2011 Crimson Tide (including five on defense) were recognized as first team All-Americans by major media outlets, while Jones took home Alabama's third Outland Trophy and Heisman Trophy finalist Trent Richardson received the Tide's first Doak Walker Award. The team was recognized with the Disney Spirit Award, which was presented to snapper Carson Tinker, for the team's response in the community following a tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011. Jones also received the ARA Sportsmanship Award and the Wuerffel Trophy. Saban's efforts earned him the Bobby Bowden National Coach of the Year Award. The Tide also had extensive success in the classroom with 38 SEC Academic Honor Roll selections (a league record) and produced one Academic All-American in Jones. Despite a young roster that listed only eight scholarship seniors, the 2010 Alabama team finished with its third consecutive 10-win season following a dominant 49-7 win over Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl. Five players were named first team All-SEC by either the AP or the league coaches, while six more earned second team All-SEC honors. Most impressively, two players (quarterback Greg McElroy and Jones) were named first team CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-Americans, which marked two consecutive years in which Alabama boasted two of the three CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-Americans in the SEC. McElroy, the ESPN Academic All-American of the Year, was named a National Football Foundation National-Scholar-Athlete as a finalist for the Campbell Trophy. The 2009 season at Alabama turned out to be one of the most memorable in program history, as the Tide compiled a perfect 14-0 mark and won the 2009 BCS National Championship by defeating Texas, 37-21, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Alabama earned a spot in the title game with a resounding 32-13 win over defending national champion Florida in the SEC Championship Game, as the Tide moved to No. 1 in both major polls. The SEC championship was the program's 22nd. On Dec. 12, 2009, more history was made for both Alabama and Saban when running back Mark Ingram became the first Heisman Trophy winner for both. Saban's 2009 squad also was prominent when it came to other honors, as Rolando McClain received the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker and six players earned first-team AP All-America status — a college football record. After the perfect 2009 season concluded, Saban was presented with the first Bobby Bowden National Coach of the Year Award. In addition to the on-field success, the 2009 Tide active roster featured a nation's-best 13 players who had already graduated. That number increased to 22 players with degrees for the bowl game. Saban's first Alabama team finished 7-6 in 2007, but the 2008 season saw a vastly improved squad take the field. Saban's influence had taken hold in Tuscaloosa and – behind a small and united senior class along with a talented group of newcomers – the Tide returned to national prominence. Alabama developed a reputation as the most physical football team in the country and methodically dominated the competition. Saban produced the largest win increase from year one to year two in school history, as the Tide went from a seven-win team in 2007 to 12 wins in 2008. Alabama swept through the 2008 regular season schedule with a 12-0 record, moving to No. 1 in all of the polls and capturing the SEC Western Division Championship before falling late to Florida in a hard-fought SEC Championship Game. The team's efforts earned them a trip to the Allstate Sugar Bowl for the 13th time in school history. Saban was named the 2008 Home Depot Coach of the Year at the ESPN Awards Show and won several other national coach-of-the-year honors including the FWAA/Eddie Robinson, Associated Press, Sporting News, Walter Camp Football Foundation and Liberty Mutual. Lessons learned from the 2007 season – which was capped with a win over Colorado in the Independence Bowl – no doubt carried into spring and summer preparations for the 2008 run. The win also continued an impressive streak for Saban as he has yet to have a losing season as a college head coach. Of the six losses in 2007, none was by more than seven points. In addition to an improvement in the win column from the year prior, the 2008 signing class was rated by many analysts as the best in the country. Off the field, the focus on academics by Saban and his staff made an immediate impact, as the 2007 team put together one of the finest academic fall semesters in school history. The freshman class set a solid foundation for their future at Alabama as they led the way with an impressive combined grade-point average of 3.10 in the fall. Before arriving in Tuscaloosa, Saban's most recent college head coaching stint was a five-season run at LSU that produced a record of 48-16 (.750), one national championship (2003), two Southeastern Conference championships, three SEC Western Division championships, and a 3-2 record in bowl games with two Sugar Bowl victories and a Peach Bowl win. LSU constructed a 28-12 (.700) record against SEC opponents under Saban's guidance. He was named the 2003 National Coach of the Year by the Associated Press and earned both the Paul W. "Bear" Bryant National Coach of the Year Award and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award by the Football Writers Association of America. Saban was named SEC Coach of the Year twice (by The Birmingham News in 2001 and by the Associated Press in 2003) while at LSU. Saban took over the Alabama program after serving two seasons at the helm of the Miami Dolphins. Saban's teams showed marked improvement over the unit he inherited. Taking over a team that finished 4-12 in 2004, Saban led the 2005 Dolphins to a 9-7 record, the third-biggest turnaround in the NFL that season and the second-highest victory turnaround for a Dolphins team in any non-strike season. Most impressively, the Dolphins finished 2005 on a six-game winning streak to end the year, the longest streak in the NFL that season. Prior to his stint at Miami, Saban's impact on the LSU program transcended the success on the field. His commitment to building the total program, placing education first and instilling discipline with responsibility on and off the field transformed the Tigers into a force on the national stage. LSU produced 84 Academic All-SEC honorees in Saban's five seasons, including 25 members of the 2003 national championship squad. LSU's graduation rate for football players improved dramatically under his watch and two players – offensive tackle Rodney Reed (2002 and 2003) and offensive lineman Rudy Niswanger (2004) – earned first team Academic All-America honors. Linebacker Bradie James earned a postgraduate scholarship from the National Football Foundation (2003). Saban also spearheaded a $15 million fundraising effort to construct a new academic center for student-athletes at LSU, and he and his players were active in community involvement in the Baton Rouge area, taking part in community service projects, visiting schools to mentor children, and taking time to visit local hospitals on a regular basis. More than 50 of Saban's LSU players earned their college degrees, in addition to 28 who were selected in the NFL draft (seven in both 2004 and 2006). Named head coach at LSU on Nov. 30, 1999, Saban led an immediate turnaround of a program that had suffered through seven losing seasons during the 1990s. His 48 victories over five seasons ranked third among Division I-A head coaches during that time. Saban, Paul Dietzel and current LSU head coach Les Miles are the only coaches in the program's history to post multiple 10-win seasons. Saban, Dietzel and Bernie Moore are the only head coaches in Tiger history to win two SEC titles. Saban's 2000 Tigers rebounded from two straight losing seasons to post an 8-4 record, capped by a 31-20 win over No. 15 Georgia Tech in the Peach Bowl. Victories over Tennessee and Mississippi State highlighted that season, along with a key road win at Ole Miss. The 2001 Tigers improved to 10-3 overall and won the program's first outright SEC title since 1986 with a 31-20 win over second-ranked Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game. An impressive second half against the Volunteers was a trademark of Saban's coaching acumen, as LSU outscored the Vols 21-3 in the final half to erase a 17-10 deficit. They won the game despite the absence of starting quarterback Rohan Davey and running back LaBrandon Toefield. Sparked by one of the most prolific offenses in the nation, a unit that averaged 451.5 yards per game, the Tigers capped the 2001 season with a 47-34 defeat of Big Ten champion Illinois in the Sugar Bowl, LSU's first victory in a New Year's Day bowl game since 1968. Stifling defense was the trademark of the 2002 Tigers. LSU posted an 8-5 record and a second straight New Year's Day bowl appearance. The Tigers, who faced Texas in the Cotton Bowl, held opponents to under 275 yards per game through the season's first six games and scored a school-record 30 or more points in six straight games. LSU just missed winning a second consecutive SEC West title, as a last-minute comeback by Arkansas in the regular-season finale prevented LSU from another appearance in the SEC Championship Game. That LSU team overcame the midseason loss of starting quarterback Matt Mauck, free safety Damien James and Toefield in successive weeks to make a run at an SEC Western Division title. Saban's philosophy of "out of yourself and into the team" paid huge dividends in 2003. The Tigers produced a 13-1 record, won their second SEC championship and earned the school's second national championship with a squad that was among the nation's most dominant on both sides of the line of scrimmage. The LSU offense scored a school-record 475 points (33.9 per game) while holding 13 of 14 opponents to fewer than 20 points. LSU's defense ranked first nationally in points allowed per game (11.0) and total defense (252.0 yards per game). After a 7-1 start, LSU ended the season with six dominating victories by an average margin of 35-10. An impressive 34-13 victory over Georgia in the 2003 SEC title game paved LSU's way to an appearance in the BCS Championship Game against top-ranked Oklahoma. The Tigers produced a dominant defensive effort against the Sooners in the Sugar Bowl, limiting the Sooners to 154 yards of total offense in a 21-14 victory. Saban's final LSU team in 2004 overcame the loss of 13 players from the 2003 squad who went on to NFL rosters, posting a 9-3 record while producing the SEC's best rushing offense (200.7 yards per game). The Tiger defense ranked third nationally during the regular season in total defense (249.9 yards per game) and passing defense (145.4 yards per game), allowing only 15.9 points per contest. Over its final six games, the 2004 LSU defense allowed only 12 points in the second half on the way to a berth in the Capital One Bowl against Iowa – LSU's fourth consecutive January bowl berth (a first for the Tiger program). Saban served as head coach at Michigan State from 1995-99, his second stint at the East Lansing school as he also spent 1983-87 as the Spartans' defensive coordinator/secondary coach. After playing in only one bowl game in the previous four years, Michigan State made four postseason appearances in Saban's five years at the helm. Saban led MSU to a 34-24-1 (.585) record. In 1999, Saban led his final Spartans team to a No. 7 national ranking, finishing in a tie for second place in the Big Ten. The Spartans defeated Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State in the same year for the first time since 1965 and recorded six wins at home for the first time since the 1912 season. The Spartans' performance that year landed them a spot in the Citrus Bowl. Michigan State led the Big Ten in rushing defense (77.0 ypg) and total defense (299.0 ypg) while ranking fifth nationally in rushing defense and 11th in total defense. The MSU offense averaged 31.0 points per game. Saban was the first coach in school history to put the Spartans in postseason bowl games in each of his first three seasons – as he led Michigan State to the Independence Bowl in 1995, the Sun Bowl in 1996 and the Aloha Bowl in 1997. Before Michigan State, Saban spent four seasons (1991-94) as defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns under head coach Bill Belichick. The Browns went from allowing the most points (462) in the NFL prior to Saban's arrival to allowing the fewest points (204) in the league in 1994, the sixth-fewest points surrendered in NFL history at the time. In each of Saban's four years guiding the Browns defense, they never permitted an average of more than 19.2 points per game. He built a reputation as one of the finest defensive coaches in the league and also was heavily involved in the team's player personnel and scouting process. Saban's first head coaching position came at the University of Toledo in 1990, as he guided the Rockets to a record of 9-2 that year, finishing as co-champions of the Mid-American Conference. The Rockets ranked among the NCAA leaders in both total defense (12th at 284.8 ypg) and scoring defense (16th at 16.2 ppg) and missed posting an undefeated record by a mere five points. Saban joined Toledo after serving as secondary coach with the Houston Oilers for two seasons under Jerry Glanville (1988-89), his first NFL coaching position. He quickly made an impact on the Oilers defense, as the team's secondary tied for fourth in the AFC in 1988 with 21 interceptions and then tied for second in the conference in 1989 with 22 picks. In his first stint at Michigan State, Saban served as secondary coach and defensive coordinator under George Perles from 1983-87. Saban played an integral part in helping the Spartans make three postseason bowl appearances, including a Big Ten championship in 1987 and a 20-17 victory over Southern California in the 1988 Rose Bowl. Michigan State led the nation in rushing defense in 1987, (61.2 ypg) and ranked second in scoring defense (12.4 ppg). A native of Fairmont, W. Va., Saban is a 1973 graduate of Kent State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in business. He earned a master's degree in sports administration from Kent State in 1975. Born Oct. 31, 1951, Saban and his wife, the former Terry Constable, have two children, Nicholas and Kristen. They have been married for 44 years and are enjoying the company of their granddaughter, Amélie, a daughter-in-law Kelsé and son-in-law Adam Setas. Saban co-authored "Tiger Turnaround" in 2001, documenting his first two years at LSU. He then co-authored "How Good Do You Want to Be?" in 2005, a book that offers real-life principles for success at work and at home. In addition to their work as fundraisers for LSU's Student-Athlete Academic Center, the Sabans supported several charitable and civic projects in Louisiana. The largest of those efforts was with the Children's Miracle Network, for which Terry and Nick Saban raised more than $100,000 per year. At Michigan State, the Sabans started the Nick's Kids Foundation, which they have continued in Tuscaloosa, a vibrant example of their continuing concern for disadvantaged children. Since Nick and Terry arrived in Tuscaloosa, nearly $6 million has been distributed to students, teachers and children's causes at over 150 charities through the Nick's Kids Foundation. The Sabans also have played a big role in tornado relief efforts in Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas. Immediately following the devastating storm on April 27, 2011, Nick and Terry visited shelters where they paid for and served meals to those in need. Through Nick's Kids, the Sabans joined with Project Team Up and Habitat for Humanity in helping to rebuild 15 homes lost in the tornado. After the Crimson Tide's 16th national championship in 2015, the Sabans began work on the 16th Habitat for Humanity home. With support and donations from the Sabans, St. Francis Catholic Church broke ground on the Saban Catholic Student Center. In receiving the 2008 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, Saban was awarded a $50,000 gift at the A-Day Game. He designated the gift for Nick's Kids, as well as an additional $20,000 gift for The University of Alabama scholarship fund. In June of 2008, the Sabans announced a $1 million gift to benefit Alabama's first-generation scholarship program. The gift has a special meaning to the Sabans, as both Nick and Terry were first-generation graduates.

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Hurricanes Weekly
Brian Kelly with Joe Z Interview 8-26-22

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Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 6:02


The search for LSU Football's next championship head coach is over. Brian Kelly, who has more victories than any active coach in major college football, has been hired as the head football coach at LSU, LSU Director of Athletics Scott Woodward announced on Nov. 30, 2021. Kelly, who will receive a 10-year, $95 million contract, plus incentives, will be formally introduced as the 34th head coach in LSU Football history at a press conference on Wednesday. Fans are also invited to welcome Coach Kelly and his family when their flight arrives at the BTR Jet Center at approximately 2:30 p.m. CT Tuesday. The most accomplished hire in program history, Kelly joins LSU – which has won national championships under each of its last three head coaches – with more than 280 career victories in his collegiate head coaching career, the most among active FBS coaches. He is one of only five active FBS coaches who have guided their programs to multiple undefeated regular seasons since 2009, and he has led his teams to the College Football Playoffs in two of the last three seasons. “Brian Kelly is the epitome of a winner,” Woodward said. “He has built and sustained success at every program he's led, from multiple undefeated regular seasons and National Coach of the Year honors to national titles and College Football Playoff berths. His credentials and consistency speak for themselves. “Most importantly, Coach Kelly's players and programs exemplify excellence in all aspects of the student-athlete experience – in competition, in the classroom, and throughout the community – and he shares our values and vision for elevating our university and our state. We're thrilled to welcome him and his family to Baton Rouge, and we are excited to work with him as we add to the championship legacy of LSU Football.” “I could not be more excited to join a program with the commitment to excellence, rich traditions, and unrivaled pride and passion of LSU Football,” Kelly said. “I am fully committed to recruiting, developing, and graduating elite student-athletes, winning championships, and working together with our administration to make Louisiana proud. Our potential is unlimited, and I cannot wait to call Baton Rouge home.” In 31 years as a head coach, Kelly has amassed a record of 284-97-2, which ranks him first among all active FBS coaches in career victories, ahead of Alabama's Nick Saban (272 wins) and North Carolina's Mack Brown (265 wins). Kelly has only had two teams finish below .500 during his 31-year collegiate career. For the past 12 years, he has served as the head coach at Notre Dame. He leaves South Bend as the Irish's all-time winningest coach with 113 victories, moving ahead of legendary Knute Rockne for the top spot in 2021. His 12-year mark at Notre Dame stands at 113-40, which includes a 54-9 mark over the past five seasons. During his Notre Dame career, Kelly led the Irish to the 2012 BCS national title game as well as College Football Playoff appearances in 2018 and 2020. He was named National Coach of the Year by numerous outlets in 2012 and 2018. He's the only coach to win the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award more than once, and he's done it three times (2009, 2012, and 2018). In 12 seasons at Notre Dame, Kelly's teams won at least 10 games seven times, including this year, as the Irish are 11-1 and ranked No. 6 in the nation. Notre Dame's current streak of five straight seasons with double-digit wins includes a 10-3 record in 2017, followed by a 12-1 mark in 2018, 11-2 in 2019 and 10-2 in 2020. Individually, Notre Dame players claimed eight consensus All-America honors playing for Kelly, while the Irish had players win nine national awards during that span. Kelly's Notre Dame teams have produced 53 NFL Draft picks since 2012, including nine in the first round. Academically under Kelly, the Irish had eight players earn the prestigious CoSIDA Academic All-America honor, and three were selected as National Football Foundation Scholar-Athletes. As a team, Notre Dame consistently ranked among the nation's top four in the NCAA's Graduation Success Rate. Prior to joining the Irish, Kelly transformed Cincinnati into a football powerhouse, winning Big East titles in 2008 and 2009. In three years at Cincinnati, the Bearcats won 34 games and appeared in the Orange and Sugar Bowls. In 2007, Kelly led Cincinnati to the school's first-ever 10-win season with a 10-3 mark and a win in the PapaJohns.com Bowl. In his final season at Cincinnati, Kelly's team posted a 12-0 mark and earned a berth to the Sugar Bowl. Kelly's first Division I head coaching position came in 2004 when he took over at Central Michigan. In three years with the Chippewas, Kelly's teams won 19 games, claimed the Mid-American Conference title in 2006 and appeared in a bowl game for the first time in 12 years. Kelly's first head coaching job came at Division II Grand Valley State in 1991, a position he held for 13 years. He won 118 games at Grand Valley State and led the Lakers to back-to-back national titles in 2002 and 2003. He won 41 games during his final three years in Allendale. A native of Everett, Mass., Kelly was a four-year letterwinner at linebacker and two-time team captain at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. He graduated from Assumption in 1983 with a degree in political science. Kelly and his wife Paqui have three children – Patrick, Grace and Kenzel. The Kellys are active in community outreach and have established the Kelly Cares Foundation which has donated nearly $5.8 million to support causes related to the fight against breast cancer since its founding in 2008.

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Izzy Santiago - Mac Basketball AAU Boys' Director & Lutheran West (OH) High School Boys' Basketball Assistant Coach - Episode 677

Hoop Heads

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 96:07


Izzy Santiago, Jr is the Boy's Director for Mac Basketball AAU in Cleveland, Ohio.  This coming season he will be the Varsity Boys' Basketball Assistant Coach at Lutheran West High School.  In addition to his coaching experience, Izzy has been a basketball official at both the high school and college levels for more than twenty years including 6 years in NCAA Mens' Division 1 with the Big Ten, Mid American Conference, Summit League, and Horizon League.  He is currently an NCAA Division 2/3 official For Elite Officiating where he is also the Training and Development Coordinator for Elite Officiating, which covers 100 colleges from Juco, to D3 and d2 in the Midwest Region. Santiago was an all-state performer in both basketball and baseball at St. Peter Chanel High School in Cleveland where he was Ohio's 1996 Mr. Basketball in Division 3 leading his team to the state final four. He went on to play collegiate baseball at Western Kentucky where he was named first team all-rookie in 1997. Santiago has worked 24 years for Dominion Energy Gas as a Contact Technician Specialist. If you're looking to improve your coaching please consider joining the Hoop Heads Mentorship Program.  We believe that having a mentor is the best way to maximize your potential and become a transformational coach. By matching you up with one of our experienced mentors you'll develop a one on one relationship that will help your coaching, your team, your program, and your mindset.  The Hoop Heads Mentorship Program delivers mentoring services to basketball coaches at all levels through our team of experienced Head Coaches. Find out more at hoopheadspod.com or shoot me an email directly mike@hoopheadspod.com Follow us on social media @hoopheadspod on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to check out the Hoop Heads Podcast Network for more great basketball content. Take some notes as you listen to this episode with IzzySantiago, Jr., Boys' Director for Mac Basketball AAU in Cleveland, Ohio. Website - https://www.linkedin.com/in/izzy-santiago-jr-a1029818/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/izzy-santiago-jr-a1029818/) Email - izzysantiagojr@yahoo.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/macboyshoops (@macboyshoops) Visit our Sponsors! https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ (Dr. Dish Basketball) Mention the Hoop Heads Podcast when you place your order and get $300 off a brand new state of the art Dr. Dish Shooting Machine! http://www.fastmodelsports.com/ (Fast Model Sports) FastModel Sports has the most compelling and intuitive basketball software out there! In addition to a great product, they also provide basketball coaching content and resources through their blog and playbank, which features over 8,000 free plays and drills from their online coaching community. For access to these plays and more information, visit http://fastmodelsports.com (fastmodelsports.com) or follow them on Twitter @FastModel. Use Promo code HHP15 to save 15% https://www.coachingportfolioguide.com/hoopheads (The Coaching Portfolio) Your first impression is everything when applying for a new coaching job.  A professional coaching portfolio is the tool that highlights your coaching achievements and philosophies and, most of all, helps separate you and your abilities from the other applicants. Special Price of just $25 for all Hoop Heads Listeners.   Twitter Podcast - https://twitter.com/hoopheadspod (@hoopheadspod) Mike - https://twitter.com/hdstarthoops (@hdstarthoops) Jason - https://twitter.com/jsunkle (@jsunkle) Network - https://twitter.com/HoopHeadsPodNet (@HoopHeadsPodNet) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hoopheadspod/ (@hoopheadspod) Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hoopheadspod/ (https://www.facebook.com/hoopheadspod/) YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDoVTtvpgwwOVL4QVswqMLQ (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDoVTtvpgwwOVL4QVswqMLQ)

CFP- The College Football Podcast
Episode 2014- 2022 MAC Football Preview

CFP- The College Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 62:15


Are you ready for some #MACtion??!! Chappy and Wax continue on their visit through the Group of Five and preview the teams of the Mid-American Conference in 2022. They give their predicted order of finish, before previewing the top games in "Cover Four." They finish with their preseason awards for OFF and DEF MVP, as well as their "Watch Me" player and most intriguing team for 2022. They'll also give their take on which teams to lock the OVER or UNDER their season win total, according to Draft Kings. @ChappyCFB @cffmwachsman #MACtion www.CFPcollegefootball.com

Group of Five Guys' Podcast
Group of Five Guys Podcast: 08/10/22 Mac Conference Season Preview

Group of Five Guys' Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 79:37


On this episode of the Group of Five Guys Podcast, The GOFG talk all things MACtion!  They preview the upcoming season in the MAC.  Can NIU repeat as champion or does another team take the title for themselves?  Also, each guy gives their top players to watch in the conference and where all the teams will finish by the end of the season. Do not miss this episode,  MACtion is almost here!

Bustin' Chops & Callin' Shots
Episode 7 - Mid-American Conference and NFC South Breakdown : LA Rams & Matt Stafford : Cleveland & Kareem Hunt : Nick Saban and Alabama

Bustin' Chops & Callin' Shots

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 72:35


Ready for Football? We are officially posting two episodes a week! This episode includes news on the NFL including the HOF game recap, Kareem Hunt requesting a trade from the Cleveland Browns, the Panther's QB competition and Matt Stafford's new injury. We also touch on some college football with our take on Nick Saban and Alabama's chances this year. Also we hit a little bit of MLB and NBA happenings. Listener questions this week: Does Russel Wilson take the Bronco's to the playoffs and what are his chances to win the MVP? Leave us a review on Apple Podcast and include a question to be featured on the show!This week's win totals and futures odds breakdown are the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and the NFC North.Follow us for more:www.bccssports.comhttps://twitter.com/bccssportshttps://www.instagram.com/bustinchopscallinshotshttps://www.tiktok.com/@bccssportshttps://www.facebook.com/BustinChopsCallinShots

The Fantasy Points College Football Podcast
2022 Conference Previews: Mid American Conference Preview

The Fantasy Points College Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 96:25


Wes Huber (@WesHuberNFL) and Josh Chevalier (@cffguys) preview Mid American Conference teams.

The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima
Dr. Jon Steinbrecher on how conference realignment has impacted the Mid American Conference

The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 15:57


Mid American Conference commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher on how conference realignment has impacted the MAC and the rest of college football. Thoughts on their television rights. How relationships which were handshake deals are now contractual. Listen to The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima weekday mornings 6-10am on Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan and the Audacy App!

Winners Only Podcast
Track Stars App - Lillie Franks TF2K22: The Stars

Winners Only Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 1:33


Kent State's Lillie Franks took the bronze medal at the indoor Mid-American Conference meet. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Coaching Podcast
#101: Lauren Ammon: Called to Serve Athletes

The Coaching Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 48:59


Season five kicks off with Lauren Ammon, a growth mindset coach for athletes. Lauren is a former endurance swimmer who, after 17 years in the pool feeling most like herself, to 17 years out of the pool, and having no idea who she was, finally found her calling serving athletes. The transition from athlete to mindset coach makes for compelling listening — get lost in the rhythm of swimming, competitive training, pattern breaks, and training your mind, like you train your body. Deep dives in this episode include; Coaching moment – blindsided by suspension 1:20 Coaching moment – endurance swimming, knowing what buttons to push 4:50 Sliding Doors – someone who doesn't want to fix us, called to serve athletes 7:46 What makes a great coach? 12:33 What's behind your why? 14:30 How did you get started in swimming? Lost in the rhythm of swimming. 18:52 Perfectionism 24:29 Flipside on being a coach 27:17 Identity: ‘17years in the pool, feeling most like myself, 17years out of the pool, had no idea who I was.' 30:22 Hybrid office: less and better, laser focused on priorities 35:30 Mental Demons: pattern interrupt by saying things out loud 40:00 Words of Wisdom: train your mind, like you train your body 44:51 At the age of 5, Lauren was literally thrown into a pool so she would have something to do at her sisters' swim meets. 17 years later, with a high school state championship and a top 3 finish in the Mid-American Conference, she said goodbye to a successful swimming career. This foundation as a student athlete set the tone for high achievement in the professional world. After 13 years in HR, Lauren received her professional coaching certification from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) to feed her passion for supporting others in reaching their full potential. She started her business focused on leadership development and career advancement, but while watching the 2020 Olympic games it all changed. As she watched Simon Biles remove herself from competition and Katie Ledecky do everything in her power to hide her disappointment following a lackluster race, she knew who she was called to serve. Athletes. It was validated when Michael Phelps told the world, "Competition is overwhelming. We just want someone to listen to us. Someone to support us mentally through the pressure-filled moments and who doesn't want to fix us." Lauren specializes in working with student athletes to master the mental part of the game. Her company, Performance Reimagined, exists to show athletes there is an outlet to be heard, seen, and supported, mentally and emotionally, at the same level they are physically. Lauren Ammon | ACC Coach | Mentor | Trainer Lauren Ammon Coaching laurenammon.com

theCFFsite
Preseason Preview Series - MAC

theCFFsite

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 51:35


Joe & Mike address some of the biggest questions at every program throughout the Mid-American Conference. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecffsite/support

Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora
COMMISSIONER CENTRAL - Mid-American Conference Commish Dr. Jon Steinbrecher on his conference, NIL, transfer portal, & future of collegiate athletics

Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 34:27


Stay close to "WakeUpCall" on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram! Listen LIVE to "Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora" MON through FRI, 9-11amET on mixlr.com/wakeupcalldt & on the homepage of WakeUpCallDT.com from ANY Device! You can also Watch LIVE MON through FRI, 9-11amET on youtube.com/wakeupcalldt, facebook.com/wakeupcalldt, & facebook.com/LiveNowDT. This special is Proudly Presented by: Cafe Kubal Carvel DeWitt The Wildcat Sports Pub Ma & Pa's Kettle Corn & Popcorn Factory PB&J's Lunchbox Lemoyne Dolphins Marywood Pacers Bryant & Stratton Syracuse Pizza Man K-9 Kamp Dog Daycare Avicolli's Restaurant K-9 Kampground  Honda City of Liverpool Mother's Cupboard Chick-fil-A Cicero Chick-fil-A Clay

Baskin & Phelps
Jon Steinbrecher says Name, Image, and Likeness is great, the challenge is enforcement of the rules

Baskin & Phelps

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 9:45


Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, the commissioner of the Mid-American Conference joined Baskin and Phelps to talk more about sports betting, this time with how the college level plans to deal with it. They talk about how it's a good thing that Ohio has joined the list of states with legalized sports betting. They also talk about how is this going to help mid major conferences in trying to get a small cut of the sports wagering pie. They touched on the opportunities that sports betting presented the MAC after many conversations. Then they also talk about the Name, Image and Likeness rules and how the lack of a national standard is hurting college and recruiting. Find out why Dr. Steinbrecher says Name, Image, and Likeness is great, the challenge is enforcement of the rules by listening to the interview below.

1st & Goal
[27] Lights, Camera, MACtion! Sit-Down with former Akron Zips QB Kyle Pohl

1st & Goal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 49:54


The off-season grind continues! Big Bear and The Curtain Guy kick off a series of interviews with former Mid American Conference players with multi-year starter and former Akron Zips quarterback, Kyle Pohl. They discuss everything from what it's like to be recruited to playing in some of the biggest and most well-known stadiums in college football. So settle in, grab a beverage, and turn the volume up as 1st & Goal gives you an inside look at what it's like to be a college football player! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/1standgoalpodcast/support

Inside the Headset with the AFCA
Tim Lester, Head Coach - Western Michigan

Inside the Headset with the AFCA

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 41:33


This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring Western Michigan's Head Coach, Tim Lester. In this episode, Coach Lester shares his personal experience coaching at his alma mater, highlights how he seeks out young coaching talent in college football, and details what it's like preparing for weekday games in the Mid-American Conference. Tim Lester is entering his sixth season as the head coach at Western Michigan. Lester has risen through the coaching ranks after completing a Hall of Fame playing career at Western Michigan. He was a four-year starter at quarterback at WMU from 1996-99, leading the Broncos to a Mid-American Conference championship appearance his senior season. In five years leading the Broncos, Lester has led the team to four winning seasons and three bowl appearances. In addition to the teams on-field success, Lester has coached 69 Academic All-MAC selections which ranks second most in the league during his tenure. Lester also made a stop as an assistant coach at his alma mater during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Prior to taking the head coaching position at Western Michigan Lester was the quarterbacks coach at Purdue in 2016, mentoring sophomore signal-caller David Blough to 25 touchdown passes and 3,352 yards, averaging more than 279 yards passing per game. Lester served as Syracuse's quarterbacks coach from 2013 to 2015 and doubled as offensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015. Prior to working at Syracuse, Lester was the head coach at Division III Elmhurst (Illinois) College from 2008 to 2012. Over five seasons, he posted a 33-19 record for a .635 winning percentage, second highest in school history. In his final season in 2012, he led the Bluejays to a 10-2 record and a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) championship as well as Elmhurst's first NCAA playoff appearance. Lester was named the CCIW Coach of the Year that season. Lester also served as an assistant at North Central College (2007) and Elmhurst (2002-03). He was the head coach at Division II Saint Joseph's College in 2004, receiving Independent Football Alliance Coach of the Year honors. [1:50] Start of interview [2:36] Coaching at your alma mater [5:31] Experience coaching at many levels of college football [9:29] Value of a great support staff [11:49] Preparing players for the NFL [15:51] Developing young talent [21:53 ] Looking for great assistant coaches [27:18] Playing a schedule with numerous weekday games [31:11] Balancing school with the MAC schedule

The College Baseball Experience
College Baseball 4/29 Weekend Betting Preview | The College Baseball Experience (Ep. 8)

The College Baseball Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 50:45


Podcast Recap “The College Baseball Experience,” (@TCEonSGPN) is the only podcast that has committed 100% of it's content to gambling on NCAA Baseball. Host Noah Bieniek (@Seventy7NB) of the Sports Gambling Podcast Network has provided picks and gambling analysis on College Football, College Basketball, and the MLB but today he is dedicating his talents to the college diamond. From the SEC to the Big West we're analyzing NCAA Baseball rankings and covering every bettable game until College World Series. Talking weekly NCAA Baseball scores there's no better place for gambling on the sport. Join us during the Road To Omaha and experience the bettor side of college baseball with, “The College Baseball Experience.” College Baseball 4/29 Weekend Betting Preview Bieniek recorded today's podcast with a full handicap for the nine best series of this weekend's college baseball slate. No gambling lines and odds were needed! This weekend showcases the Commonwealth Clash between top 15 opponents Virginia Tech and Virginia. Do the Hokies have what it takes to end the drought and beat the Cavaliers in a series for the first time since 2015? What does Auburn have to do to steal the weekend series from the nation's number one team Tennessee? Can Coastal Carolina restore college baseball order in the Sun Belt over Georgia Southern? Is Florida State in a must win situation against TCU? A top 25 showdown will take place in Baton Rouge will LSU come out victorious over Georgia? Can Texas prove that they are back with a series win vs Oklahoma State? UCF isn't 100% healthy, does Tulane take advantage? UCSB and Cal Poly begin a dogfight of a weekend series, who will prevail? All eyes are on the Mid-American Conference this weekend. Who wins, Central Michigan, or Ball State? Bieniek discusses all of that and more during episode 8 of The College Baseball Experience. Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode - WynnBet | CoorsLight.com/sgp | AthleticGreens.com/SGP | IPVanish.com/sgp | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | StableDuel.com   Follow The College Experience & SGPN On Social Media Twitter - https://twitter.com/TCEonSGPN Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/gamblingpodcast Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/sportsgamblingpodcast TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@gamblingpodcast Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/sportsgamblingpodcast   Follow The Hosts On Social Media Noah Bieniek - https://twitter.com/Seventy7NB Colby Dant - http://www.twitter.com/thecolbyd Patty C - https://twitter.com/PattyC831 NC Nick - https://twitter.com/NC__NicK   Watch the Sports Gambling Podcast YouTube - https://www.sg.pn/YouTube Twitch - https://www.sg.pn/Twitch   Read & Discuss - Join the conversation Website - https://www.sportsgamblingpodcast.com Slack - https://sg.pn/slack Reddit - https://www.sg.pn/reddit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sports Gambling Podcast Network
College Baseball 4/29 Weekend Betting Preview | The College Baseball Experience (Ep. 8)

Sports Gambling Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 50:45


Podcast Recap “The College Baseball Experience,” (@TCEonSGPN) is the only podcast that has committed 100% of it's content to gambling on NCAA Baseball. Host Noah Bieniek (@Seventy7NB) of the Sports Gambling Podcast Network has provided picks and gambling analysis on College Football, College Basketball, and the MLB but today he is dedicating his talents to the college diamond. From the SEC to the Big West we're analyzing NCAA Baseball rankings and covering every bettable game until College World Series. Talking weekly NCAA Baseball scores there's no better place for gambling on the sport. Join us during the Road To Omaha and experience the bettor side of college baseball with, “The College Baseball Experience.” College Baseball 4/29 Weekend Betting Preview Bieniek recorded today's podcast with a full handicap for the nine best series of this weekend's college baseball slate. No gambling lines and odds were needed! This weekend showcases the Commonwealth Clash between top 15 opponents Virginia Tech and Virginia. Do the Hokies have what it takes to end the drought and beat the Cavaliers in a series for the first time since 2015? What does Auburn have to do to steal the weekend series from the nation's number one team Tennessee? Can Coastal Carolina restore college baseball order in the Sun Belt over Georgia Southern? Is Florida State in a must win situation against TCU? A top 25 showdown will take place in Baton Rouge will LSU come out victorious over Georgia? Can Texas prove that they are back with a series win vs Oklahoma State? UCF isn't 100% healthy, does Tulane take advantage? UCSB and Cal Poly begin a dogfight of a weekend series, who will prevail? All eyes are on the Mid-American Conference this weekend. Who wins, Central Michigan, or Ball State? Bieniek discusses all of that and more during episode 8 of The College Baseball Experience. Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode - WynnBet | CoorsLight.com/sgp | AthleticGreens.com/SGP | IPVanish.com/sgp | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | StableDuel.com   Follow The College Experience & SGPN On Social Media Twitter - https://twitter.com/TCEonSGPN Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/gamblingpodcast Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/sportsgamblingpodcast TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@gamblingpodcast Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/sportsgamblingpodcast   Follow The Hosts On Social Media Noah Bieniek - https://twitter.com/Seventy7NB Colby Dant - http://www.twitter.com/thecolbyd Patty C - https://twitter.com/PattyC831 NC Nick - https://twitter.com/NC__NicK   Watch the Sports Gambling Podcast YouTube - https://www.sg.pn/YouTube Twitch - https://www.sg.pn/Twitch   Read & Discuss - Join the conversation Website - https://www.sportsgamblingpodcast.com Slack - https://sg.pn/slack Reddit - https://www.sg.pn/reddit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

SlackChat
Gary Pinkel

SlackChat

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 67:04


Gary Pinkel was head football coach at the University of Toledo from 1991 to 2000 and the University of Missouri from 2001 to 2015. Coach Pinkel has the most wins of any head coach in the history of both the University of Toledo football program and the University of Missouri football program.  Coach Pinkel led the 1995 Toledo team to a Mid-American Conference championship. Gary Pinkel was inducted into Toledo's athletic hall of fame in February 2009.  Pinkel led Missouri to three Big XII North Division championships and two SEC East Division championships.  Pinkel released his autobiography "The 100-Yard Journey: A Life in Coaching and Battling for the Win" (Triumph Books) in September 2017.  In 2022 Coach Pinkel was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Hurricanes Weekly
Josh Gattis with Joe Z 4-6-22

Hurricanes Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 4:38


Offensive Coordinator  Josh Gattis is in his first season as a member of the Miami Hurricanes Football coaching staff, where he serves as offensive coordinator. Gattis, the reigning Broyles Award winner as the nation's top assistant coach, spent the previous three seasons (2019-21) at Michigan as offensive coordinator. He helped guide the Wolverines to their first-ever appearance in the College Football Playoff in 2021, leading an offense that ranked among the nation's top-performing units. “I'm fired up to add Josh Gattis to our staff as offensive coordinator,” head coach Mario Cristobal said upon his hiring. “Josh has championship experience and has achieved the highest honor as an assistant coach. He is a phenomenal human being, has exceptional acumen in player development and is a tremendous recruiter. His offenses are explosive and well-balanced, and his passion, ambition and energy will separate him as a difference maker for our offense and for our program.” “It's a tremendous honor to be here. I grew up in ACC land, and I've always had the utmost respect for this program,” Gattis said upon his hiring. “When you look at the history, the tradition and the legacy of this place, Miami is one of the most storied programs in all of college football. When the opportunity came up to be a part of this program, it was one that I just couldn't turn down. We've got an unbelievable staff and I'm really, really excited about Coach Cristobal's vision.” In addition to winning the nation's top assistant honor a season ago, Gattis has mentored a Biletnikoff Award winner, multiple All-Americans and all-conference players. He has been a part of four conference championship-winning teams and has coached in multiple College Football Playoff games. The Wolverines were stellar on offense a season ago, ranking No. 16 in scoring offense, No. 25 in total offense, No. 15 in rushing offense, No. 16 in third down conversion and No. 24 in red zone offense. Michigan won the B1G title in dominating fashion, routing Iowa 42-3 before earning a bid to the CFP for the first time in program history. In 2020, Gattis' unit averaged 28.3 points and 381.8 yards per game. The Wolverines gained over 350 yards of offense in four of six contests and went over 450 yards of offense three times. Running back Hassan Haskins averaged more than six yards per carry (No. 24 in NCAA), while four players averaged 10-plus yards or better per reception – including receivers Ronnie Bell (15.4 yards per catch) and Cornelius Johnson (15.9). In his first season, Gattis led the Wolverines offense to a 5,000-yard season (5,220 yards), averaging more than 400 yards of offense per game. The Wolverines averaged 31.7 points and 401.5 yards per contest buoyed by a stretch which saw Michigan out-gain and out-score four league opponents and Notre Dame by a combined +1,101 yards and +114 points. Thirteen different Wolverines were named All-Big Ten on offense under Gattis. Gattis coached wide receivers Nico Collins (37 catches, 729 yards, seven touchdowns) and Bell (48 catches, 758 yards, one touchdown) to career-best seasons along with quarterback Shea Patterson. Collins' 19.7 yard-per-catch average led the Big Ten Wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones (six touchdowns) was also a big end zone factor, and five pass-catchers registered at least 25 receptions each. Patterson became the third Michigan quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards in a season (3,061), throwing for the third-most yards (384) and the second-most touchdowns (five) in a single game during the course of the year. Michigan had two rushers over 600 yards in Zach Charbonnet (726 yards, 11 TDs) and Haskins (637 yards, 4 TDs), and Charbonnet's 11 rushing scores were a freshman record at Michigan. Prior to his arrival in Ann Arbor, Gattis worked as the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at the University of Alabama. He helped the Crimson Tide reach the College Football Playoff National Championship Game and mentored All-American receiver Jerry Jeudy, the 2018 Biletnikoff Award winner, who caught 68 passes for 1,315 yards (19.3 avg.) and 14 touchdowns. In addition, Gattis developed Jaylen Waddle, who earned first team All-American honors by Pro Football Focus. The Crimson Tide had four receivers and a tight end surpass 500 yards receiving on the year. Prior to his position with the Crimson Tide, Gattis spent four seasons as the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator at Penn State (2014-17). He also led the program's offensive recruiting efforts, helping the Nittany Lions ink four straight top-25 recruiting classes, including a pair of top-15 classes. Gattis was selected as the 2015 Big Ten Recruiter of the Year by Scout.com for his efforts. On the field, he tutored All-Big Ten receivers DaeSean Hamilton (2014, '17) and Chris Godwin (2015-16). Gattis spent two years as wide receivers coach at the University of Vanderbilt (2012-13) before moving into the Big Ten Conference. During his time with the Commodores, Gattis coached Jordan Matthews to All-America honors twice. Matthews ended his career as the SEC's leader in receptions and receiving yards while also setting the single-season mark receptions with 107 in 2013. He spent the 2011 season at Western Michigan as the wide receivers coach, mentoring Jordan White to consensus All-American honors. White led the NCAA in receptions with 140 for 1,911 yards during the 2011 season and broke numerous Mid-American Conference receiving marks. Gattis began his coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant coach at North Carolina in 2010. Gattis played collegiately at Wake Forest, where he earned his bachelor's degree in sociology in 2006. He was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference safety in 2005 and 2006. Gattis was a fifth-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent part of the 2007 season with Jacksonville before moving on to play for the Chicago Bears during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Gattis has a son, Jace, and a daughter, Reece.

Silver Bullets Podcast
I-70 Basketball Show: Selection Sunday Edition

Silver Bullets Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 79:36


Welcome to a new episode of Land-Grant Holy Land's I-70 podcast. On this show we talk all things Big Ten football and basketball. After every week of action, we will get you caught up on all the conference's games and look ahead at the matchups, storylines, and players that you should be paying attention to in the next week. My name is Jordan Williams, and I am joined by my co-host Dante Morgan. It's selection Sunday which means it is officially March Madness!! Nine Big Ten teams made the Men's tournament led by No. 3 seeds Purdue and Wisconsin. Six teams made the Women's tournament led by No. 2 Iowa. Dante and Jordan have much more faith in the Women making a run versus the Men. Despite having nine teams in the tournament the guys are predicting that up to six could lose during the first weekend. Can the Iowa Women's basketball team make a run to the finals? Jordan is hoping for a Caitlyn (Curry) Clark showdown versus UConn's Paige Bueckers. The Big Ten tournament has wrapped up with Iowa beating Purdue 75-66. Congratulations to Iowa University for winning the Men's and Women's basketball tournament. It's been a banner year for the Hawkeyes as the Football team won the West Division and earned a spot in the Big Ten Championship game. College Football has slowed down, but the NFL never stops, the guys get into the Russ Trade, Brady's return to football and the other news that broke this week. In their weekly pitstops Jordan discussing Kent State making the Mid-American Conference basketball championship game only to be blown out by 20 points after having four players suspended for a social media video dissing Akron. Dante talks about the ridiculous number of NBA players dropping 50+ points in games this march. Connect with us on Twitter: Jordan: @JordanW330 Dante: @DanteM10216 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans
I-70 Basketball Show: Selection Sunday Edition

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 79:36


Welcome to a new episode of Land-Grant Holy Land's I-70 podcast. On this show we talk all things Big Ten football and basketball. After every week of action, we will get you caught up on all the conference's games and look ahead at the matchups, storylines, and players that you should be paying attention to in the next week. My name is Jordan Williams, and I am joined by my co-host Dante Morgan. It's selection Sunday which means it is officially March Madness!! Nine Big Ten teams made the Men's tournament led by No. 3 seeds Purdue and Wisconsin. Six teams made the Women's tournament led by No. 2 Iowa. Dante and Jordan have much more faith in the Women making a run versus the Men. Despite having nine teams in the tournament the guys are predicting that up to six could lose during the first weekend. Can the Iowa Women's basketball team make a run to the finals? Jordan is hoping for a Caitlyn (Curry) Clark showdown versus UConn's Paige Bueckers. The Big Ten tournament has wrapped up with Iowa beating Purdue 75-66. Congratulations to Iowa University for winning the Men's and Women's basketball tournament. It's been a banner year for the Hawkeyes as the Football team won the West Division and earned a spot in the Big Ten Championship game. College Football has slowed down, but the NFL never stops, the guys get into the Russ Trade, Brady's return to football and the other news that broke this week. In their weekly pitstops Jordan discussing Kent State making the Mid-American Conference basketball championship game only to be blown out by 20 points after having four players suspended for a social media video dissing Akron. Dante talks about the ridiculous number of NBA players dropping 50+ points in games this march. Connect with us on Twitter: Jordan: @JordanW330 Dante: @DanteM10216 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Inside the Headset with the AFCA
Cedric Douglas, D-line - Buffalo

Inside the Headset with the AFCA

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 28:11


This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring University of Buffalo Defensive Line Coach, Cedric Douglas. In this episode, Coach Douglas details how he identifies talent while recruiting football players, highlights the benefits of tailoring your coaching style to the type of player you are coaching, and shares what it means to play with a “samurai” mindset. Cedric Douglas is in his second season as Buffalos defensive line coach. Coach Douglas led an aggressive defensive line in 2021. UB ranked second in the Mid-American Conference in sacks per game (3.1). In Buffalo's win over Akron, the Bulls had a program-record 11 sacks, including a school-record 3.5 sacks by defensive end Kyler Laing. Prior to coming to Buffalo, Douglas spent two seasons as defensive line coach at Massachusetts. While at UMASS, Douglas' defensive line led unit emerged as a strong point for the Minutemen. Prior to UMASS, Douglas helped Arkansas State reach back-to-back bowl games in 2017 and 2018, during which he was a graduate assistant working with the defensive line. His efforts in guiding the defensive line led to a pair of major awards for Red Wolves standouts as Ja'Von Rolland-Jones won 2017 Sun Belt Player of the Year and Ronheen Bingham followed as the 2018 Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year. Both also won All-Sun Belt First Team during their respective seasons. Douglas spent 2016 as defensive line coach and academic liaison at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. During his lone season at Hutchinson, the Blue Dragons defense ranked No. 12 in the nation in scoring defense, No. 10 in total defense and No. 13 in rushing defense. Douglas has also had coaching stops at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, Ave Maria University in Florida and Lincoln High School. [0:28] Start of interview [1:02] Identifying talent in recruiting [5:37] Being the best version of yourself [8:57] Tailoring your coaching style to the athlete [10:58] Chasing experiences [13:50] Playing with a “samurai” mindset [20:15] Benefits of coaching the other side of the ball [23:25] Learning from other coaches

The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima
MAC Commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher on MAC tourney in CLE with fans: Thank goodness, can't wait to get going

The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 17:34


Mid American Conference commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher joined the show ahead of the MAC basketball tournament returning to Cleveland with fans. How has the conference responded over the last two years? Any thoughts on expansion?  Listen to The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima weekday mornings 6-10am on Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan and the Audacy App!

ZIMCO Entertainment
Basketball & Life with Coach Tom Rettig

ZIMCO Entertainment

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 54:00


March Madness is almost here!  Hall of Fame Coach Tom Rettig and your host Mike Zimmer talk about the current run up to the big dance including discussion on the up and down Ohio State Buckeyes, the Dayton Flyers, Wright State Raiders and the Mid-American Conference before talking about the NCAA at large. We'll include discussion bubble teams and how deep some of the conferences are and whether some mid-majors do or do not deserve more than a single bid.  We'll conclude with Coach's comments about the final home game of Duke's Mike Kryzezewski and our picks for the #1's and #2 seeds when we enter the Big Dance!  Join us won't you?

Chico After Dark
Akron hoops Coach John Groce talks Zips' season heading into MAC tournament

Chico After Dark

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 15:02


John Groce, head coach of the Akron Zips' men's basketball team, joins Spencer German on 92.3 The Fan ahead of March Madness. The two discuss the upcoming Mid-American Conference tournament and where the Zips are down the regular season stretch.

Navigating Sports Business
38. Jon Steinbrecher - Mid-American Conference

Navigating Sports Business

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 49:30


Mid-American Conference Commissioner, Jon Steinbrecher, gives us the G5 perspective on all of the hot topics we're seeing in college sports.    Jon has been a conference Commissioner since 1994, making him the second longest-tenured Commissioner at the FBS level. He has been in the room when major decisions have been made regarding NIL, the-time transfer exception, CFP expansion, and more. He and AJ Maestas discuss all of the above, as well as talking about what makes the MAC such a fun and unique conference.    Details 1:30 - The state of college athletics 9:15 - #MACtion & Fly the Flag 17:40 - NIL & the future of the NCAA 30:20 - Sports betting in college sports 36:15 - CFP Expansion 42:45 - Rapid Fire Questions   Check out MAC's Fly The Flag campaign.    For more insights, visit our LinkedIn page and learn more about Navigate at https://nvgt.com/   

Bull's Eye
Bull's Eye: UB Bulls Football Podcast — Episode 24

Bull's Eye

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2022 30:13


Khari breaks down UB Football's historic 2022 recruiting class. Under head coach Maurice Linguist's watch in his first recruiting period at the helm, the Bulls finished with the #1 class in the Mid-American Conference and #66 overall in the country, including six Power 5 transfers and a bevy of 3-star recruits (according to 247 Sports). By all accounts, this is being regarded as UB's highest rated recruiting class in program history. (1:30) — Welcome back (2:40) — Incoming transfers (4:30) — January enrollees (5:30) — UB, WRU? (7:50) — Doubling down on the D (9:15) — QB1 coming home? (11:30) — Outgoing transfers (15:10) — Staff changes (21:35) — Coach Mo presser UB Football's 2022 recruiting class: https://ubbulls.com/news/2022/2/2/ub-football-announces-top-ranked-rectruiting-class-in-program-history.aspx Coach Mo shares UB's 2022 recruting rankings according to 247 Sports: https://twitter.com/coachmolinguist/status/1488950761413394435?s=27   UB's national recruiting ranking for 2022: https://twitter.com/bulletpoints716/status/1488967024663568384

MAC Football Pod
51. Pre-spring MAC overviews, by quick tiers

MAC Football Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 26:13


EPISODE 51 Since it's the beginning of the new college football year, it's time to take the first of many snapshots in time to see where the Mid-American Conference teams are at as they enter the spring season, and all meanwhile finish up their recruiting classes.  We've got MAC teams grouped by tiers, and here are the few things we keep in mind along the way: Which teams have made recent coaching changes? Which teams have coaches that have already won a MAC title? Which teams return their starting quarterback from 2021? Twitters: @ARAlvarado13, @Kaleb_M_Carter LINKS Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mac-football-pod/id1554654736  Blog: macfootballblog.com Podbay: https://podbay.fm/p/mac-football-pod  Podbean: https://macfootballpod.podbean.com/  Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3534990  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6nA2YCoJJUTmCBMHm7LOA4  The Ypsilanti Eleven: https://ypsilantieleven.substack.com/

MAC Football Pod
45. So, about that MAC expansion... | Hammock extension | Lew Nichols for MVP?

MAC Football Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 41:16


EPISODE 45 It turns out Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee will not be joining the Mid-American Conference, which is not what we were led to believe would happen this time last week. Why didn't things work out? Will it be a good or bad thing that they didn't join the MAC? Alex & Kaleb talk about that, and also touch on some recent MAC football musings, along with Thomas Hammock's (very well deserved) contract extension with NIU, and why Lew Nichols is this podcast's favorite to win the MAC's MVP award.  Twitters: @ARAlvarado13, @Kaleb_M_Carter LINKS Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mac-football-pod/id1554654736  Blog: macfootballblog.com Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2331552  Email: alexonmaction@gmail.com iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-alvarado-on-maction-78034985/  Podbay: https://podbay.fm/p/mac-football-pod  Podbean: https://macfootballpod.podbean.com/  Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3534990  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6nA2YCoJJUTmCBMHm7LOA4  Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/alvarado-on-maction  TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Alvarado-on-MACtion-p1410495/ 

MAC Football Pod
40.Why even try anymore? | That sounds like an ice cream flavor | Daniel Richardson, James Ester, Justin Hall

MAC Football Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 34:41


EPISODE 40 The headlines these days are just truly dreadful. Conference realignment? Bleh. Coaches doing stupid off-field things? Ugh. Big-time job openings means it's time to run through a list of candidates? Oh brother! Here are a handful-plus of Mid-American Conference football players (note: not all necessarily stars) that we really haven't spent any (or enough) time on this season, because it's worth still talking about the damn football season when it's currently Week 8, damnit.  Players Alex and Kaleb talk about this episode: CMU's Daniel Richardson (12:46) Akron's Konata Mumpfield (15:38) Toledo's Dequan Finn (17:23) Ohio's Armani Rogers (20:15) Miami's Keyon Mozee (22:41)  NIU's James Ester (26:31) Ball State's Justin Hall (32:21) Twitters: @ARAlvarado13, @Kaleb_M_Carter LINKS Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mac-football-pod/id1554654736  Blog: macfootballblog.com Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2331552  Email: alexonmaction@gmail.com iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-alvarado-on-maction-78034985/  Podbay: https://podbay.fm/p/mac-football-pod  Podbean: https://macfootballpod.podbean.com/  Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3534990  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6nA2YCoJJUTmCBMHm7LOA4  Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/alvarado-on-maction  TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Alvarado-on-MACtion-p1410495/ 

MAC Football Pod
38. Mid-Year Report | Who‘s the fakest 1-1 team in MAC play so far?

MAC Football Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 44:44


EPISODE 38 We're officially halfway through the 2021 season! Alex and Kaleb take you around the Mid-American Conference to see what's been most impressive (good and bad) about the year so far. Kent State and NIU are both 2-0 in league play: could they be the two to go to Detroit this December? SOCIAL PLUGS Blog: macfootballblog.com Email: alexonmaction@gmail.com Twitters: @ARAlvarado13, @Kaleb_M_Carter, @macfootballblog LISTEN TO MAC FOOTBALL POD VIA Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mac-football-pod/id1554654736  Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/2331552  iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-alvarado-on-maction-78034985/  Podbay: https://podbay.fm/p/mac-football-pod  Podbean: https://macfootballpod.podbean.com/  Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3534990  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6nA2YCoJJUTmCBMHm7LOA4  Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/alvarado-on-maction  TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Alvarado-on-MACtion-p1410495/ 

The College Sports Connection Podcast
The CSC Podcast Episode 52 MAC Media Day (Part 3!)

The College Sports Connection Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 31:45


Part 3 where the boys head to Detroit to participate in the 2021 MAC Football Media Day! A HUGE thank you to Jeremy Guy, the Mid-American Conference and the coaches and players in attendance for giving us their time this week to bring you some great MAC content! This weeks episode, we share our interviews with DEFENDING MAC Champion Coach Mike Neu and QB Drew Plitt of the Ball State Cardinals. Be sure to check it out, and please follow us on social media! Twitter: @CollegeSportPod Instagram: @TheCSCPodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeSportPod Web: www.thecscpodcast.com #MACtion #ChirpChirp --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecscpodcast/support

The College Sports Connection Podcast
The CSC Podcast Episode 51 MAC Media Day (Part 2!)

The College Sports Connection Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 44:23


Part 2 where the boys head to Detroit to participate in the 2021 MAC Football Media Day! A HUGE thank you to Jeremy Guy, the Mid-American Conference and the coaches and players in attendance for giving us their time this week to bring you some great MAC content! This weeks episode, we share our interviews with Coach Tom Arth of the Akron Zips, Thomas Hammock of the Northern Illinois Huskies, and Jason Candle of the Toledo Rockets. Be sure to check it out, and please follow us on social media! Twitter: @CollegeSportPod Instagram: @TheCSCPodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeSportPod Web: www.thecscpodcast.com #MACtion #OneRocket #TheHardWay #ZipsRiseTogether --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecscpodcast/support

The College Sports Connection Podcast
The CSC Podcast Episode 50! MAC Media Day (Part 1!)

The College Sports Connection Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 26:54


For episode 50, the boys head to Detroit to participate in the 2021 MAC Football Media Day! A HUGE thank you to Jeremy Guy, the Mid-American Conference and the coaches and players in attendance for giving us their time this week to bring you some great MAC content! This weeks episode, we share our interviews with Commissioner of the Mid-American Conference Dr. Jon Steinbrecher and Coach Jim McElwain, the head football coach of the Central Michigan Chippewas! Be sure to check it out, and please follow us on social media! Twitter: @CollegeSportPod Instagram: @TheCSCPodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeSportPod Web: www.thecscpodcast.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecscpodcast/support

Big League Dreaming The Podcast
Interview with Tom Winske - CMU Baseball

Big League Dreaming The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 41:06


On this show, John and Zak Gonzalez of the BLD Podcast talk to Central Michigan University volunteer baseball coach Tom Winske. He has a great story. After leading the St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisc.) baseball team for two decades where he accomplished a 444-278-1 record and several conference championships, as well as NCAA Division III world series appearances, the coach left his program in 2018 to pursue another dream. He became an assistant coach at DI Central Michigan University to help his former player, Jordan Bischel, return a former powerhouse in the Mid American Conference to better days. Almost instantly, the program returned to its winning ways, making CWS regional appearances in 2019 and 2021. The CMU team did it with a new level of team involvement, from cheering in the dugout to wearing a Yoda mask and even adopting a rally Pinata mascot. Listen to coach Winske talk about his dreams and how he has been blessed by baseball. Learn more CMU baseball and Coach Winske at https://cmuchippewas.com/sports/baseball/roster/coaches/tom-winske/608