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The football podcast for Mid-American Conference fans.

MAC Prospectus Audio Alex Alvarado

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The football podcast for Mid-American Conference fans.

    28. Camps opened, EDSBS closed

    28. Camps opened, EDSBS closed

    This one's just going to be a quickie. 

    Camps across the MAC have been opened, which means bad news for some teams have already crossed our Twitter feeds. Injuries to be had, position battles to be won — you're gonna have to wait for me to come back from vacation to unpack it all though.

    Until then, I'm pretty sad that edsbs.com had to shut down, but I'm excited to read through all of the archives.

    Yes, all. 

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    • 13 min
    27: Late additions: S Jayden Russell to Miami, DT John Mitchell to Akron

    27: Late additions: S Jayden Russell to Miami, DT John Mitchell to Akron

    Miami and Akron both added incoming players to their defensive rosters over the weekend. Miami's Jayden Russell was initially planning on going to Kansas, but a dilemma involving his ACT scores put a wrench in that. Akron got more experience with John Mitchell coming in through the JUCO route. I also asked on Twitter who some other instant impact freshman/transfer candidates may be around the league.

    Also, an update on Terry Bowden. 

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    • 25 min
    26. Transfer Portal: BGSU's QB situation, Cortez Lewis, Qwuantrezz Knight

    26. Transfer Portal: BGSU's QB situation, Cortez Lewis, Qwuantrezz Knight

    Bowling Green's quarterback situation just got a little bit more funny, months after junior Jarret Doege left for West Virginia. A second former Boston College QB will transfer to the program after Bryce Veasley's name hit the transfer portal. 

    Speaking of transfer portal, it's been a while since I've udpated that thing on my blog. I'll update you with some of the changed I had to make on that front. Cortez Lewis is transferring from Western Michigan before the grad student from Wake Forest even took a snap. Qwuantrezz Knight is now eligible to play at Kent State. 

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    • 18 min
    25. MAC Media Day 2019: State of the MACtion, what reporters look forward to

    25. MAC Media Day 2019: State of the MACtion, what reporters look forward to

    In this episode, I’ll play the entire “State of the Conference” opening statements from Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher at MAC Media Day. That runs for about a half an hour, then I’ll take you into a bit that was a lot of fun to string together. 

    I went around and asked a few reporters the same one question and a follow-up for each of them. That question: What are you looking forward to in your coverage this year?

    A special thanks to Allen Moff of The Record-Courier (32:57), Brian Buckey of The Toledo Blade (34:09), Jason Arkley of The Athens Messenger (35:50), Andrew Loveland of CM Life (37:50), Kaleb Carter of DeKalb Daily Chronicle (39:136), Rachel Lenzi of The Buffalo News (42:44), Seth Berry of the Western Herald (44:37), and Nick Piotrowicz of The Blade (46:25) for joining. 

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    • 49 min
    24. MAC Media Day 2019: Roundtable with commissioner Jon Steinbrecher

    24. MAC Media Day 2019: Roundtable with commissioner Jon Steinbrecher

    Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher is entering his 11th season to lead the league. To cap off MAC Media Day, Steinbrecher sat down with the media for a roundtable discussion. Topics that the commissioner was asked by me and/or other media include: 


    The importance of full-membership stability 
    Conference realignment, UConn 
    The “balance” between attendance & television 
    The future of highlighting the MAC’s rivalry games 
    The 2020-2025 bowl cycle 
    MAC's new coaches
    Player safety - Jolly Roger etiquette - Bowl performances 
    “The gap” between MAC vs. P5 conferences & MAC vs G5 conferences 
    Are high-scoring midweek games good for the MAC? 
    The influence Frank Solich has, or doesn’t have, on future MAC coaches 
    Using Buffalo’s overall hoops success to “raise the bar” in the conference

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    • 30 min
    23. MAC Prospectus Picks: Ohio in the East & NIU in the West

    23. MAC Prospectus Picks: Ohio in the East & NIU in the West

    My preseason picks for how the Mid-American Conference will shake up this year went live over at the blog (click here to check it out). My picks to win the West and East divisions: Northern Illinois and Ohio. 

    If NIU makes it to Ford Field, it'll be its eighth trip to the championship game this decade. Ohio's been there under Frank Solich three times in his 14 years there, but can they finally get the job done in his 15th season there?

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    • 20 min

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