Congrats to Mount Union athletes, sweeping OAC All-Sports trophies.
Regarding VK, as long as dad is around as a sounding board/advisor, I think he will be fine. The interesting thing, to me, will be to see if Mount continues the tradition of successful "in-game" adjustments that separated LK from the rest, and was so amazing.
The measure of VK will be three to five years down the road when the whole program is a reflection of him, not dad. I have confidence that he will be very good. However, nobody is Larry Kehres, and it is terribly unfair to expect Vince, or anyone for that matter, to experience the same success, even if he has the DNA.
I just thankful that I have been able to see and experience the thrill of the ascendence of Mount Union football.
Have to agree with Raiderpa. Coach V. Kehres will set his own course, but I expect it will be difficult to see the difference from Coach Kehres in the initial years 1-3. It will be the 4th year plus that his style and change start to emerge. Having been in the program he knows how to make the in-game adjustments, the question will be how does learn make those adjustments on the offensive side of the ball.
The Raiders will continue to bring in the talent based upon their history, but to really continue having talent, the program has to remain in the conversation and playoff picture. It is unlikely that any of us will see a coach in Coach Kehres stature for a long time. It is my hope that Coach V. Kehres just builds upon his own coaching success and translates that approach to the entire program. No doubt everyone who follows college football will be watching!
I don't see much change in the Defense in the future. Will be status quo for VK there. The big difference will be with In-Game Adjustments for the offense. LK has given up the reigns a few times the past few years on Offense (Bruney and Campbell as OC), only to take over when things weren't going well. I will be interested to see how Coach Dartt progresses as an OC and if he can make the needed in-game changes to keep the Offense going.
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