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Behind the Tommies' rise

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Glenn Caruso and his staff have brought some pride to St. Thomas football.
Photo by Scott Pierson, d3photography.com 

St. Thomas could have hired an NAIA national coach of the year, or UW-Whitewater's then-offensive coordinator, Jim Zebrowski. Instead, it hired Glenn Caruso, who had coached nearby Macalester for just two seasons, and the program was off to the races.

"If you can't dream it, it's not going to happen," Caruso says. "When we looked at the job we believed the University of St. Thomas had all of the things it needed to be successful."

The Tommies have played for many Division III national championships, but this is the first time the school will be playing for the football title.

Caruso sat down with Pat Coleman to talk about the success the rest of the athletic department has had at UST, the youth of this year's offense, a key lineup change on defense, how this year's teams talent compares to last year's and what scares the heck out of him as a coach. He also talks about what makes freshman Brenton Braddock a running back wise beyond his years, how long his staff has been following Mount Union and whether playing UW-Whitewater in last year's semifinals can prepare them for facing Mount Union. 

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
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Wesley at Brockport
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Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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Husson at Delaware Valley
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Berry at St. Thomas
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North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
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12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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