Jay Elsen

My Take On Meierkort

I was one of many that was caught off guard by the recent dismissal of USD head football coach Ed Meierkort.   After all, on the surface, he appeared to do a lot of things right.  54-35 (.607) overall record 40-5 (.889) at the DakotaDome 2005 NCC Co-Champions 2006 NCAA Division II Playoff Appearance Guided USD to first win...
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Successful Season for MidcoSN

It's hard to believe, but our incredibly ambitious football schedule has come to a close. Three months ago it seemed like a mighty steep mountain to climb. But, now that it's over, I can tell you that it's been well worth the ride. We had a lot of great times, met a lot of great people, and saw a lot of great football. And we've gotten better a...
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MidcoSN Analyst Lands New Coaching Gig

Robert Fuller is a mountain of a man. And, as it turns out, the former U-Mary offensive lineman turned powerlifter is a really good football coach, too. You probably remember him as the guy standing next to Tom Nieman or myself during our coverage of high school and college football in Bismarck, ND this fall. He's a gentle giant. In fact,...
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Coach Q&A: Dan Kratzer, SD Tech

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology football program is leaving the NAIA on a high note. In their final season at that level, the Hardrockers cracked the NAIA's top 25 for the first time since 1985, climbing as high as No. 12 in the Oct. 18 poll. The team finished the year 7-3 overall and 6-2 in the Dakota Athletic...
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Coach Q&A: Craig Bohl, NDSU

North Dakota State University football program is coming off an historic season. After securing their first-ever berth in the FCS playoffs, the Bison recorded a win over Robert Morris in their first NCAA home playoff game. Head coach Craig Bohl, who was rewarded with a five-year contract extension in June, is hoping to build on that success in...
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Coach Q&A: Tom Dosch, Northern St.

The rough run for the Northern State University football program continued in 2010 with the Wolves suffering through their fifth consecutive losing season (2-9, 2-8 NSIC). The result wasn't a surprise to head coach Tom Dosch, who knew what he was getting into when he took over the program following the 2009 season. But that doesn't mean he's...
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