This week we’re wrapping up UMD’s second-consecutive national championship season with a pair of former Bulldogs who now provide color commentary on radio and television.

Kraig Karakas, who was at UMD from 1990-94, and Judd Medak, who played for the Bulldogs from 1998-02, give us one word to describe the season and submit their season MVP and Unsung Hero award nominations.

We also talk about the key to coach Scott Sandelin’s success and the expectations for next year. Can we expect a three-peat? Has a new standard been set?

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