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20 minutes | a day ago
Lewis Caralla - Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach - Georgia Tech
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest is Lewis Caralla. Lewis Caralla is currently in his 13 years of experience and having previously served as the head strength and conditioning coach for three different NCAA Division I FBS programs, Lewis Caralla is in his second season as head football strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Tech. Caralla is familiar with Georgia Tech, having previously served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Yellow Jackets in 2010-11, working with the Jackets’ football program and directing the strength program for Tech’s nationally ranked golf team. Prior to his return to The Flats in 2019, Caralla spent the 2018 season as the head strength and conditioning coach at Buffalo, where he was named Football Scoop’s Strength Coach of the Year. In his lone season at Buffalo, Caralla helped turn around a team that went 8-16 over the previous two years into a squad that won the MAC East Division championship and earned the program’s first bowl berth since 2013 (and third all-time). Before his one season at Buffalo, Caralla was director of strength and conditioning at Louisiana-Lafayette (2016-17) and North Texas (2015). His career also includes stints as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Michigan (2012-14), Mississippi State (2011) and Georgia Tech (2010-11), a graduate assistant at Mississippi State (2009-10) and an intern at Virginia (2008) and South Florida (2007). During his one season as a full-time assistant at Mississippi State in 2011, he worked on the Bulldogs’ football staff with Collins, who was MSU’s co-defensive coordinator. Originally from Tarpon Springs, Fla., Caralla was a two-time all-conference running back at Defiance (Ohio) College, where he also earned academic all-conference accolades twice and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in wellness and corporate fitness in 2008. He earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from Mississippi State in 2010. Caralla is also first a Husband and Father!
26 minutes | 8 days ago
Jamar Enzor - former Cincinnati Bearcat and NFL Linebacker
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Jamar Enzor. Jamar Enzor is a former Linebacker for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats Football, the New York Jets, and the Baltimore Ravens. Enzor was born and raised in Havana Florida, where he also attended and graduated from Havana Northside Highschool. He earned a football scholarship to the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. This was a great interview, Enzor understands the chances of kids becoming an elite athlete are markedly influenced by where we are born and the opportunities provided for access to sport, a suitable level of competition, as well as training facilities and high-level coaching. While attending Havana Northside Highschool Enzor was a two sports star in Football and Basketball. For all of his talent on the gridiron, basketball was Jamar's love as well growing up. In 2004 the linebacking trio of Jamar Enzor, Tyjuan Hagler and Jason Russell was the heart of Cincinnati's defense. His junior season Enzor, MVP of the 2003 UC team and an All-C-USA selection, anchors the unit from his middle linebacker spot. He led the team in tackles last season (137) and seemed to get better as the season progressed he averaged 14.4 tackles, headed the group of senior Linebackers who all started and had graduated before their senior year. Jamar Enzor played for the following teams during his professional career with the New York Jets, Rhein Fire, and Baltimore Ravens.
17 minutes | 15 days ago
Tony Caljean - Quality Control Coach - University of Akron
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Tony Caljean. Tony Caljean is currently a Quality Control Coach for the University of Akron. This was a great interview and Coach Caljean is destined for greatness. Caljean started his first season at F&M in 2013 coaching the Diplomats' linebackers. A native of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Caljean played outside linebacker at Lafayette College and was a part of the 2006 Patriot League Championship squad and a member of the 2007 team that led all of Division I-FCS in total defense. He graduated in 2010 from Lafayette with a Bachelor's of Arts in Government and Law. Caljean went to F&M after serving as a graduate assistant for Bethel University in McKenzie, Tenn. While there he coached the running backs for the ninth-ranked Wildcats, who won the Mid-South Conference. Caljean helped coordinate the seventh-best rushing offense in all of NAIA and mentored All-Conference running back, Cordarius Mann (who finished second all-time in rushing yards in school history) and Conference Freshman Offensive Player of the Year, Raquis Hale. Caljean also served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Prior to Bethel, he spent two years at Bernards High School in Bernardsville, New Jersey as Defensive and Special Teams Coordinator, as well as Strength and Conditioning Coach. While coaching at Bernards, the program won the 2011 Mid-State 39 Conference Championship, and the defense was ranked the top defense in the conference.
15 minutes | 22 days ago
Khalid Scott Defensive Back for Southeastern Fire
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Khalid Scott. Khalid Scott is a defensive back for Southeastern Fire football. He played Highschool Football at Blake Highschool in Tampa Florida. This was a great interview that will give anyone great insight on college and Football as an athlete. Scott also talk about how ended up choosing Southeastern University. To play good defense, a unit must be strong in the secondary. As a defensive back Scott is fundamentally sound, he keeps alignment, and a Ball hawk. The physical characteristics of Scott as a defensive back primarily focus on speed, quickness, and athleticism. As a young defensive back Scott knows how important the proper stance will put him in a good position to react. Scott is the Son of Ann Warren. He is also a Business major.
15 minutes | a month ago
Willie Lampkin - Coastal Carolina Offensive Lineman #57
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Willie Lampkin. Willie Lampkin is currently an Offensive Lineman Coastal Carolina. In his Freshman year Offensive Lineman Willie Lampkin played at a high level. Lampkin in 2020 was on the FWAA Freshman All-American Watch List. Rated a three-star recruit by ESPN. Also a three-star recruit for the class of 2020 by 247Sports. He played offensive and defensive lines at Lakeland High School for the legendary Head Coach Bill Castle. Lampkin Played his first two years in high school at Mulberry High School. He was a key part in the Dreadnaughts going 12-1 overall and finishing as a state runner-up In the 2019 FHSAA Class 7A Football state championship playoffs. He helped to lead Lakeland to the 2018 FHSAA Class 7A state championship title as a junior. He also blocked for running back Demarkus Bowman, a Clemson commit and the second-best running back in the 2020 recruiting class by 247Sports and Rivals. Lampkin also lettered in wrestling where he won the 2020 FHSAA Class 2A state championship at 285 points with a perfect 47-0 record his senior year, He defeated Tampa Jesuit's Mason Arnold in the final with a takedown in the final 34 seconds. He also secured a win during the season over Class 3A state champion Curtis Ruff of Sanford Seminole Finished as the Class 3A state runner-up in 2018 as a junior, posting a record of 46-4 overall on the mat. He won his weight class with a perfect 9-0 record at the 2019 Disney Duals in June 2019. He was ranked as the No. 1 wrestler in the Class 2A his senior year.
18 minutes | a month ago
James Ceasar Jr. Defensive Back for Southern Illinois University Football Salukis
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was James Ceasar. James Ceasar is currently a Defensive Back at Southern Illinois University Football Salukis. This was a great interview with a great conversation with Ceasar about his life journey. He was a two-time All-City honoree on the prep level at East English Village High School, Team defensive back of the year in 2014, Had 40 tackles, five interceptions and one defensive touchdown as a senior Scored 10 total touchdowns on offense also played track and basketball. Before he to transferred to Ferris State from NCAA Division I Southern Illinois as a junior he Started the first 4 games at cornerback for the Salukis in before suffering a season-ending injury. Ceasar had an amazing short stint with Ferris State University Football. Due to the pandemic and the stop of play for all of Division 2 Football All players faced difficult times and decisions to make. Which led Ceasar to Transferring back to Southern Illinois after transferring to NCAA Division II Ferris State University. This is a great story and we know Ceasar will be successful in life and football.
25 minutes | a month ago
Mikado Hinson - Director of Football Player Development/Associate Diversity Officer
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Mikado Hinson. Mikado Hinson is the Director of Football Player Development/Associate Diversity Officer for Texas A&M University Football. This was a great interview that will inspire anyone seeking guidance and success. Coach Hinson gave us great insight into his life journey and how it was growing up. The Olathe, Kansas, native comes to College Station after serving on staff with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in Houston since 1998. Hinson also served at the University of Houston, where he spent 14 years (2000-14) as the Team Chaplain and Character Development Coach for the Cougar football program. During that time, Hinson was also the Team Chaplain for the Houston Rockets from 2000-08, and served on the FCA National Chaplain’s Task Force from 2010-13. He became a licensed and ordained minister in 2005. Hinson earned a BS in mass communications with a concentration in broadcast and journalism from Norfolk State University in 1998. He enjoys spending time with family, boxing, ring announcing, reading, teaching and preaching. Hinson is married to Shaundra Hinson and the couple has three children: daughters Maya and Kendall, and son MJ.
18 minutes | 2 months ago
Osman Kamara - former West Virginia Safety/ future Athletic Director.
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Osman Kamara. Osman Kamara is currently in the 5th Quarter program at West Virginia University where he also played Safety for the mountaineers. This was a great interview that will give any young player a positive look at Life and Football. Kamara has been a prime example of what a true team player is. Although he was a walk-on for the first portion of his career, he became an elite special teams player and safety for West Virginia, which paved way to earning a scholarship. Osman Kamara was also the 30th winner of the Tommy Nickolich Award, presented by the Blue & Gold News. Kamara, a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, carved a place for himself as a special teams stalwart for the Mountaineers. After redshirting during his freshman season of 2016, Kamara played in 37 games for WVU. Kamara has great leadership skills. He communicates very well in all settings, and he’s extremely intelligent. Osman Kamara has a bright future.
21 minutes | 2 months ago
Duke Preston - Director of Player Development for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Duke Preston. Duke Preston is the Director of Player Development for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This was a great interview with a recent Super Bowl Champ and former NFL player. Duke Preston enters his sixth season as the director of player engagement, after joining the Buccaneers prior to the 2015 season. Duke is a former is a former center for the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Illinois. After football, he earned a master's degree in Christian Education from the Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2013, he was hired as the Program Director for the University of Notre Dame's Student Welfare and Development. His father, Ray Preston, was a standout football player at Syracuse University, and had a nine-year NFL career with the San Diego Chargers. He is a loving father and Husband. Duke gave us great insight into to the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl! He has one sister Casie currently teaching in Indianapolis.
2 minutes | 2 months ago
Sunday Motivation and Dedication to Growth. With a story for all!
You never know who's watching. You could be encouraging, inspiring, and motivating so many without even knowing!
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Tom Luginbill - ESPN College Football Analyst, CFB Recruiting/Scout and Sideline Reporter!
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Tom Luginbill. Tom Luginbill is a Recruiting/Scout as well as CFB analyst, Reporter, and sideline analyst at ESPN. This was a great interview. Tom gives great insight into his football journey, life, and career. He adds how important it was being the son of a Football Coach. Tom's Father Al Luginbill is currently Director of Player Personnel at Arizona State University. Luginbill grew up in Tempe, Arizona, and San Diego. As a player, Luginbill set the all-time national junior college record for passing while playing for Palomar Junior College in San Diego in 1992 and ’93 when Palomar won the JUCO National Championship with an 11-0 record. He became one of the most highly recruited junior college players in the nation before transferring to Georgia Tech. After one season as the starter for the Yellow Jackets and the firing of Georgia Tech coach Bill Lewis, Luginbill transferred to Division I-AA Eastern Kentucky. Former collegiate and Arena football star Tom Luginbill joined Scouts Inc. in 2002. When ESPNU was created Luginbill was promoted to national recruiting director. He provides in-depth recruiting analysis for top collegiate football prospects on ESPN.com as well as on air analysis across ESPN networks for high school football recruiting and college football, including sidelines for an ESPN or ABC Saturday game.
2 minutes | 2 months ago
Stay Positive And Stay Focused!
Nothing is more motivating or inspiring than knowing that someone else believes in you. It is a wonderful feeling to know that someone believes in you, makes you feel that you can go out and conquer the world.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
Interview with Bam Bryant Receiver Coach for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College!
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Thakkeus Bam Bryant. Bam Bryant is currently the Wide Receiver Coach for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Bryant, a former standout wide receiver at the University of Arkansas. A lettered and dedicated team player, Bryant helped the Razorbacks win the 2002 SEC Western Division championship, and was part of the Razorbacks teams that played in Las Vegas, Cotton and Music City bowls. In his first two seasons as wide receivers coach at Gulf Coast, the school won its fifth national championship and the quarterback had the two highest completion percentages in school history. He earned his associate degree from Upper Iowa in 2000 and a bachelor’s in human resource management from Arkansas in 2003. Bryant played high school football at Bartow, Fla., where he was a three-sport letterman. Bryant and his wife Christina have four children: Braylon, Dallis, Landyn, and Kennede. The Life and Football Podcast is available on the following platforms On Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, Pocketcasts, Radio Public, Stitcher, Player FM, & YouTube! Lifeandfootball.com
2 minutes | 3 months ago
Life and Football Sunday Motivation and Dedication to Growth Black History Month!
In honor of Black History Month I want to show love to my HBCU Alabama State University! Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were established to serve the educational needs of black Americans. Prior to the time of their establishment, and for many years afterwards, blacks were generally denied admission to traditionally white institutions. HBCUs help close the racial wealth gap. In 2016, HBCUs awarded 26% of all bachelor's degrees granted to Black students, while comprising only 9% of four-year institutions. By helping Black students earn a degree, these schools increase graduates' earning potential.
47 minutes | 3 months ago
Phillip Kirkland - Former Receiver for Bethune Cookman University & the New York Jets
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our Special Guest was Phillip Kirkland. Phillip Kirkland is a former Wide Receiver for Bethune Cookman University, he’s jersey number while there was number 82. Phillip also a short free agent stint with the New York Jets. Phillip was born and raised in Quincy, Florida. He attend James A. Shanks High School before it closed as a High School onto the new zoned East Gadsden County High School (Currently Gadsden County High School). While at East Gadsden and Bethune Cookman he was a star football and track athlete. This was a great interview! With Phillip it is evident that sports have had a big impact on the culture of HBCU life and enjoyment of learning influence far beyond the playing field. Phillip stated that most people see that athletes are so focused on their sport and performing well athletically that they only worry about maintaining their eligibility. And in some cases many of these students choose easy majors and take easy. Phillip said that he did not want to be the normal stereotypes that exist about the academic success and failure of student-athletes. The idea of the “dumb jock” is often unchallenged, by the general public and academic community. Just know that Phillip Kirkland always loved learning and School work above playing any sports. Phillip gives a detailed look into his life journey. He’s currently working as an IT engineer with Home Depot, he manages staff members, and he’s a recruiter for the company as well. Phillip loves giving back as he is on a board at BCU, mentor’s students at BCU who has interest in engineering and he has plans on starting programs and motivating kids from his hometown of Quincy, Florida.
2 minutes | 3 months ago
Sunday Motivation and Dedication to Growth continues with marriage and choosing the right partner!
How to find a life partner or choosing the right life partner is a high stake decision and it starts with understanding what to look for in a life partner. Finding the right partner is essential for a happy and healthy marriage. A person willing to be in a long-term relationship with you will show genuine support for your ambitions and goals in life. Your potential life partner should be supportive of your plans to advance your career or pursue a worthy course.
17 minutes | 3 months ago
Peyton Ramsey - former Quarterback for Northwestern & Indiana. Now 2021 NFL Draft Prospect
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Peyton Ramsey. Peyton Ramsey is a former Quarterback for Northwestern and Indiana in the Big. Peyton is also a 2021 NFL Draft prospect. This was a great interview! Peyton is coming off of an MVP appearance and win over Auburn U in the Citrus Bowl. Northwestern's successful season is largely due to Peyton's unflappable leadership on the field. Elder graduate Peyton Ramsey played four seasons at Indiana and another at Northwestern before deciding to go to the NFL. He capped off his college career with a Citrus Bowl win over Auburn. In 2020, the Cincinnati native went 7-2 at Northwestern and led the Wildcats to their second Big Ten Championship Game in program history. Peyton Ramsey won the MVP after leading Northwestern past Auburn 35-10 in the Citrus Bowl. He passed for three touchdowns and ran for a score. #B1GCats #GoCats #IUFB
2 minutes | 3 months ago
New Life and Football Sunday Motivation and Dedication to Growth!!
Please click and listen to this amazing story of speaking things into existence!! Dexter Jackson told Reggie Barlow before the 2003 Big Game that he was going to win MVP!! If words have power, that means everything you say is shaping your life. You may not feel it or see it the minute you speak it, but those words are planting seeds. Just look back on your life or even where you are now. https://youtu.be/CujvZRyvqSA
15 minutes | 3 months ago
Shane McGough - Former Lineman/ Center for FIU & 2021 NFL DRAFT Prospect
In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest was Shane McGough. Shane McGough is the former starting Offensive Lineman(Center) for FIU and now a 2021 NFL DRAFT Prospect. Shane's Older brother is a former FIU Panther great and now NFL quarterback Alex McGough. Shane played his Highschool at Gaither in Tampa, Florida. Earned 2015 All-Hillsborough Honorable Mention recognition at Gaither HS. Named a First-Team All-Western Conference selection in 2015. A three-year varsity letterwinner at Gaither High School under Head Coach Jason Stokes. A two-way player for the Cowboys, seeing action at offensive and defensive tackle. Named a 2014 First-Team All-Western Conference selection and an All-Hillsborough County Honorable Mention honoree. In 2018 with FIU he Appeared in 13 games at right guard, making nine starts. Was part of an offensive line that allowed a school-record low eight sacks all season, which ranked first in Conference USA and third overall in the nation. In 2019 and 2020 Shane played and started in all games. He ended the 2020 year on a great note by being invited to the Hula Bowl All Star game in Hawaii!!
2 minutes | 3 months ago
Life and Football Sunday Motivation and Dedication to Growth #5
Working with friends can be a very enjoyable experience, but it doesn’t come without challenges. If you go for it, always communicate expectations clearly as the line between work and personal life can become blurry. A business partnership is like a marriage. Some of the key traits you would look for in a spouse include trust, communication, honesty, respect and the ability to compromise. We also value these same traits when looking to build a business partnership. Certain times friends and family members make good business partners. Since you’ve already spent a great deal of time together, you have unique insights into the relationship to help you decide whether they will make good business partners or not.
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