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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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Coach Q&A: Mike Flakus, Aberdeen Central

Graduation can be awfully cruel to high school football coaches. Just ask Aberdeen Central's Mike Flakus. A year after guiding the Golden Eagles to a runner-up finish in Class 11AA, Flakus' team managed just one win in 2010. With those frustrations now behind him, Flakus sees brighter days ahead. Q. What was that experience of last season...
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Coach Q&A: Terry Dosch, Aberdeen Roncalli

Few programs in South Dakota, let alone Class 11B, have enjoyed the kind of consistent success enjoyed at Aberdeen Roncalli. The Cavaliers reached the semifinals yet again in 2010, falling to the eventual state champs from Flandreau. And while a lot of the key players from that team were lost to graduation, longtime head coach Terry Dosch thinks...
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Coach Q&A: John Stiegelmeier, SDSU

It's safe to say that the 2010 season was a disappointment for South Dakota State. After earning their first FCS playoff berth in 2009, the Jackrabbits had hoped to take another step forward as a program. The team did show flashes, particularly by winning five of their last seven games. It was the 0-4 start that proved to be the Jacks'...
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