December 17, 2006

Purples Rule

It's fair to call the Mount Union College football program a dynasty. Nine national titles in 14 years will do that for you. We were doing a similar post a year ago on the same date, and then the 2006 version of the team went 15-0 to win it all again. They actually trailed for the first time this season, when Wisconsin-Whitewater kicked a first quarter field goal in Saturday's Division III final. That's as tough as it got.

Mount Union Coach Larry Kehres was a senior QB for the Raiders when I was an MUC freshman in 1970, and also Head Resident advisor at Miller Hall, making him the authority figure for a group of unleashed 18-year olds intent on making fools of themselves. He was unable to prevent us from doing that, but he has failed at little else since. His career record is an astounding 246-20 over 21 seasons, which means he averages a 12-1 season for his entire career. No other football coach in history is close to those numbers.

Congratulations to Coach Kehres and the Purple Raiders. Again.

Posted by dan at December 17, 2006 11:40 PM