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Coaches Week: Dabo Swinney Describes His Career’s Path to the 2017 National Title

101ESPN’s “Salute to Coaches Week” always provides insightful interviews from coaches plying their trade at the pro, college and prep levels. This was especially true of Dabo Swinney’s recent visit with The Bernie Miklasz Show. Listening to Swinney’s answers isn’t dissimilar to auditing a master’s class in coaching, or life in general. The Clemson head ball coach gets deep when ...

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Daily Bernie: Feb. 22 – Bounce-Back Season for Waino?; Potential Mizzou and Illini Coaches

The old adage “don’t call it a comeback” doesn’t apply to Adam Wainwright in 2017, but it’d be fair to say Uncle Charlie is hoping for some “bounce-back” this season. Bernie kicks off Wednesday’s show wondering whether Waino will rebound from his career’s weakest season as he is reportedly entering spring training stronger than he’s been in a while. And ...

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Daily Bernie: Feb. 21 – Who’s the Current ‘Face of the Cardinals’?; Blues Enter Bye on Low Note

Both Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright have co-served as the “face of the Cardinals” for many years, but is this still the case? Both are still beloved among fans, but they can’t serve as franchise faces forever. The Cardinals aren’t having an identity crisis. They just don’t have a current stable “face of the franchise.” Bernie covers this topic on ...

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Daily Bernie: Feb. 20 – Matheny Wise Not to Mention Cubs; Bernie’s Rant at Fowler’s Trolls

Every Cardinal is now in Jupiter and getting ready for the 2017 season. This means it was time for Mike Matheny’s beginning of the season address to his team, in which the dreaded Cubs received no mention. And why should they have? 2017 is about winning more games no matter who’s in the Birds’ way. Bernie sounds off on this ...

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Daily Bernie: Feb. 17 – Cards Rotation’s Under Pressure, but Not Because of Reyes’ Injury

The Cardinals rotation is most definitely under 2017 pressure, but it’s the same pressure they were under in 2017 and it hasn’t nothing to do with Alex Reyes going under the knife. Bernie says Reyes was most likely headed to the bullpen at the season’s outset anyway, and the current five probable starters would’ve been the same even if Reyes ...

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Report Says Shattenkirk Believed to Be Open to Extension With Toronto if Trade Happens

The Kevin Shattenkirk narrative – the one that began last season – is likely to reach its fever pitch in the coming weeks. That’s not to say the Blues will or won’t move the defenseman at the trade deadline, but the chatter certainly isn’t going anywhere. The Rangers and Bruins have both expressed interest in the New York-bred Shattenkirk and ...

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Daily Bernie: Feb. 16 – Matheny Preaches More Aggressive Baserunning; Blues’ Goalies Are Shining

One would think having terrible baserunning one year may warrant a more tempered approach the following year. Mike Matheny just isn’t the one to think so. The Cardinal skipper recently said he plans to turn his team loose again this spring and Bernie wonders out loud why on Thursday’s program. He also welcomes baseball injury expert Will Carroll to discuss ...

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Daily Bernie: Feb. 15 – Does Blues’ Run Alter Their Season Plans?; Plenty of Reyes Reaction

This Blues season has put fans through the gauntlet of emotions and has led to some pretty good hockey as of late. But will it continue to be the kind of hockey that causes the team to keep certain key players? With Kevin Shattenkirk and Patrik Berglund’s contracts ending, how will Doug Armstrong balance being competitive right now with the ...

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Daily Bernie: Feb. 14 – Can Tarasenko Become Next Hull or Pujols?; Will Fowler’s Deal Add Pressure?

Vladimir Tarasenko will sport the Blue Note for years to come, but will he become a beloved, revered St. Louis sports figure on par with Brett Hull and Albert Pujols? He’s certainly got the stats as of right now and Bernie Miklasz weighs in on if Vladdy will become the next great St. Louis sports figure. NHL.com Blues reporter Lou ...

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