Larry Kehres is retiring as football coach after guiding the Division III Mount Union Purple Raiders to 11 national championships in 27 years and an absurd 332-24-3 (.924) record. He'll stay on as athletic director and be replaced by his son, Vince Kehres, a former player and current defensive coordinator.
It's easy to overlook D3 football, except for that weekend in bowl season when the title game comes on, which always seems to be Mount Union vs. UW-Whitewater. But take a moment to look through some of the unbelievable, literally unbelievable, achievements Kehres and his program put together:
Mount Union lost a regular season game in only six of Larry Kehres' 27 seasons. Missed conference title only four times.— SBN College Football (@SBNationCFB) May 8, 2013
Larry Kehres won ELEVEN natl titles in 27 seasons at Mount Union. Remarkable coach/program.— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) May 8, 2013
Larry Kehres averaged less than one loss per season over a 27 year period at Mount Union. Incredible.— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) May 8, 2013
OU's 47-game winning streak is mind-boggling. Kehres had winning streaks of 54 and 55 games during his career.— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) May 8, 2013