"The sting hasn't gone away, and I don't want it to," says North Central cornerback Josh Mitchell. That sting is from the way the 2011 season ended, with the Cardinals giving up a 21-point lead at Wabash and losing in the second round of the playoffs.
The first-team D3football.com preseason All-American talks about the difference between Division I and Division III, since he has seen Division I up close.
Kickoff 2012 has a Q&A with Mitchell talking about that and much more. It's one of more than two dozen feature stories you'll find in Kickoff, along with all the season previews, exclusive rankings and content you won't find anywhere else in D-III.
Kickoff is an online-only publication, which will be released on or about Aug. 21 in preparation for the first games the weekend of Sept. 1. It covers all 239 Division III football teams, including features listed below.
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- Analysis of each conference with champions predicted by our experts.
- Our exclusive ranking of every Division III team, from 1-239. Find out where your team stands in the Division III landscape as the season kicks off.
- Keith McMillan's annual look at breakout teams beyond the Top 25
- More than two dozen features.
- Coverage of every team with a look at key players, big games and "X" factors.
And lots more!
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