(Minneapolis, MN) — Macalester head football coach Tony Jennison says even though a few weeks have passed since they announced a return to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in football in 2021, they continue to get positive response. He says current players, former players, parents, fans and alums have indicated an excitement and pride about Scots football that hasn’t been felt for awhile. Jennison will be entering his 13th season as head coach this fall, which will be the final year his team competes in the Midwest Conference. He says if his team can stay healthy, it has a shot at winning a conference title. He hopes they can finish their final year in the Midwest Conference strong in 2020, to gain some momentum for entry into the MIAC in 2021. Jennison says the program can benefit from the move to the MIAC with a higher recruiting profile, a more significant role within the Minnesota sports landscape, and continued emphasis on improving the Macalester football program. Jennison says stepping into the MIAC will be an added competitive challenge, but he looks at it as a great opportunity. Jennison says one of the things they also like about returning to the MIAC is the shorter travel time to and from road games. He says players will have to spend a significantly smaller amount of time riding buses to football games.
Macalester football coach Tony Jennison spoke with MNN Sports Director Mike Grimm:
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