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Mid-American Bandwagon Podcast, ep. 21: A guest host, a Week 3 football recap, and a quick lookahead to hoops!

Guest host James joins Zach to break down Week 3’s actions, as well as look ahead to basketball season. Miami Director of Basketball Operations Cowan Olinger also stops by for a conversation!

Illustration: James H. Jimenez; photos courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, James H. Jimenez, Kenneth Bailey

Happy Friday to all of you beautiful people! We’re officially halfway through the MAC football season, and what a season it has been. We had a lot to discuss on this weeks’ pod, and we’re excited to bring this episode to you! Shout out to James for stopping by to fill in for Sam.

In this weeks’ A block, James and Zach break down the cancellation of the Battle of the Bricks, and generally how COVID has effected the MAC football season thus far. How are the teams testing? Why aren’t the testing results readily available? The boys also break down the recent MAC men’s basketball coaches poll and talk about how they see the basketball season shaking out this year.

(Unfortunately, we’ll have to save our women’s basketball talk for the future, as those polls were released after recording finished.)

In the B block, our hosts break down the week 3 football results. From Kent State’s offensive output to the crazy shootout between Central and Western, Zach and James give you their thoughts on how every week 3 game played out. They also give a quick look ahead to the week 4 games. There’s some great games on the slate next week, including Kent State traveling to Buffalo to take on the Bulls.

To close out the show, Miami Director of Basketball Operations Cowan Olinger stops by. Cowan was a great conversation, and we really enjoyed talking to him. He breaks down his path to get to this point, what a DBO and a Grad Assistant does on a daily basis, and the best places to eat in Oxford.

Thank you all again for the continued support, the growth of the pod thus far has been beyond our expectations! Make sure you’re following us on Twitter to get all of the latest updates. You can listen to this episode at the direct embed link below, or you can subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! Have a great weekend everybody.