Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:29

AUDIO Mt. Union Primed For Stagg Bowl Return

Vince Kehres, the head coach of the Mt. Union Purple Raiders spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the Division III National Championships to talk about their tussle with  Mary Hardin Baylor Friday.

The two teams will meet Friday night in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with University of Mount Union Purple Raiders head coach Vince Kehres to talk about the team's trip to Wisconsin to take on Wisconsin Oshkosh on Saturday afternoon. 

In other exciting Mount Union news, legendary head coach Larry Kehres spoke with Sam and Brad a little while ago to talk about his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. 

Kehres won 11 national titles and over 300 games in his tenure in Alliance (1986-2012). 

 

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:03

AUDIO Vince Kehres Talking Purple Raider Football

Sam and Brad spoke with Mt. Union head football coach Vince Kehres to talk about the Mt. Union Purple Raiders as they prepare for Baldwin Wallace.

 

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Friday, 11 August 2017 18:21

AUDIO Mt. Union Looking For Title In 2017

Vince Kehres head coach of the Mount Union Purple Raiders stopped by the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the upcoming season and the quest for another Division III national title.

 

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Head Coach Vince Kehres of the Mt. Union Purple Raiders joined the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday to speak about the team taking on Mary Hardin-Baylor this weekend in the Division III playoffs in college football.

 

For the full interview, click below.

 

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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 18:02

AUDIO Mt. Union Ready For John Carroll

It will be a battle of undefeated teams this Saturday when the University of Mount Union takes on John Carroll in Alliance at 1:30pm.

Vince Kehres, the head coach of the Purple Raiders, joined Sam Bourquin to talk about his squad leading into the game.

 

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After a win over Ohio Northern last Saturday, the Mt. Union Purple Raiders are rolling along and are looking to get back to the Division III championship in Salem, VA.

Head coach of the Purple Raiders Vince Kehres joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about his team and what they've been doing this season.

 

The Purple Raiders will take on Heidelberg on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. For the full interview with Coach, click here.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 13:45

AUDIO Mt Union Football Rolling Along

The Purple Raiders of Mt. Union are rolling along, and they have a date with Baldwin Wallace coming up this Saturday.

Vince Kehres, the head coach of the Purple Raiders spoke with Sam Bourquin about the playmakers on offense and defense as well as the solid play at the quarterback position.

 

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016 18:51

AUDIO Mt. Union Reloading Yet Again

After yet another Division III national title, the Mt. Union Purple Raiders are ready to go again in 2016.

Head football coach Vince Kehres joined the Sam Bourquin Show on Tuesday to talk about his squad coming back this season and how those young players are looking to make an impact this season.

Kehres said the skill positions are solid with former St. Vincent-St. Mary standout Jordan Hargrove at receiver, along with Tim Kennedy from Hudson, also at wideout. He also pointed to running backs Bradley Mitchell and Jamal Johnson, from New Philadelphia as some difference-makers as well.

 

 The Purple Raiders will scrimmage against Washington and Jefferson before opening up the season against North Carolina Wesleyan on September 10 in North Carolina.

 

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Monday, 21 December 2015 18:36

AUDIO: Mt Union Celebrates National Title

The Mount Union Purple Raiders have done it again on the gridiron, defeating St. Thomas (Minn) 49-35 for the Division III National Title Friday  on a cold night in Salem, VA.

Coach Vince Kehres joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about the 12th football title in school history, as well as the key players and elements that got them another championship trophy.

"Poise was the key (in the second quarter), and once we had the win at our backs, we knew we could get things turned around defensively," Kehres said.

The Purple Raiders were down 14 in the second half, but coach Kehres said that by settling in and hitting some key throws by senior quarterback Taurice Scott as well as some big defensive stops made the difference in the win.

 

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015 18:27

AUDIO Mt. Union Ready For Stagg Bowl

The Mt. Union Purple Raiders are heading back to Salem, VA in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl to take on St. John's (Minn) in the Division III national championship.

Coach Vince Kehres joined the Sam Bourquin Show says his team is focused and prepared for the task at hand.

"I think we've had a couple good days of preparation," coach Kehres said. "The game plan is set, the hay is in the barn, so the bulk of the work has been done."

Finals are this week as well, so the players are not only focusing on their opponent, but making sure their classwork is taken care of as well.

The Purple Raiders defeated Wisconsin-Whitewater 36-6 in the national semifinals down in Alliance last week.

 

 Coach says pretty much everyone is healthy heading into the title game, so they feel pretty good about where they're at as a team.

 

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Tuesday, 08 December 2015 17:36

AUDIO Mt. Union Ready For Semifinal Showdown

The Mount Union Purple Raiders will meet up with an old foe for the right to go to Salem, VA in the Division III National Championship Game.

Head football coach Vince Kehres joined the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday to talk about the win over Wesley last weekend and their semifinal matchup with Wisconsin-Whitewater in Alliance this Saturday.

Coach Kehres said his team will be prepared defensively to stop the run from the Warhawks, which is their bread and butter offensively.

For the Raiders themselves, they know that in the special teams department, teams will try to kick it away from Tim Kennedy.

"We will try to win the field position battle other ways and try to get the ball in Tim's hands other ways," he says.

 

Coach said the atmosphere in Alliance for gameday is going to be electric, but the coaching staff and the players will be focused on the task at hand.

"If you're a fan of football, I encourage you to come out and see two pretty good teams slugging it out on Saturday," Kehres said.

If they win, the Purple Raiders will play in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl against either Linfield or St.Thomas next Friday at 7 p.m.

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