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A PERSPECTIVE ON THE 2015 KINGSMEN TEAM
By Ben McEnroe
 
In April 2007, I, Class of ’93, became the first alumni football coach to lead the Kingsmen.  One of the primary goals we set for the program was to embrace the rich history and tradition of CLC/CLU football.  Alumni players are welcomed inside the locker room before every game, and Coach Shoup addresses the team before the Homecoming contest, holding an excellent record since the establishment of this tradition.  At the conclusion of the 2007 football awards banquet, Coach Shoup presented me with a “new” pair of Blue Slippers that the team has embraced, and the Kingsmen have won over 72% of their games since the Slippers returned to the locker room.

The last eight seasons have been the most successful in CLU’s NCAA era.  During that span, the Kingsmen have won 72% of their games, including five Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championships and the first four NCAA playoff appearances in school history.  CLU is 43-8 vs. the SCIAC since 2007, and has claimed four of the last six conference titles.

The 2015 version of the Kingsmen will feature a blend of experience with talented newcomers.  CLU boasts two of the finest Tight Ends in the nation in seniors Connor Allen and Alix Moise.  The Offensive Line, which gave-up fewer sacks per attempt than any unit since 1992, returns four starters and several talented newcomers will compete for starting jobs.  The Tailback corps is four-deep with diverse running styles.  There is a lot of optimism surrounding a Defensive unit that returns nine starters, including the fastest Outside Linebacker in the nation in Ronny Camacho.  Junior Cornerback Josh Bartley returns from injury and will receive all-star consideration.  The re-built Linebacker group features EJ Edinburgh, last year’s starting Fullback, and transfer Cale Dester.  Both Linebackers are 6’2” with great range.

There are only four home games on the 2015 schedule, but several of those games are among the best in Division III football.  The Kingsmen will battle their old rivals from the north, Pacific Lutheran University, in the first-ever home opening night game played on campus on September 12th.  A month later, the Bulldogs from Redlands will be welcomed for Homecoming on October 10th in the fourth Battle for the Smudge Pot.  The home schedule also includes night games versus Whittier and LaVerne.  The highlights of the away schedule include the first road game of the season at Willamette on September 19th, and a visit to defending SCIAC champion Chapman in late-October.
 
 
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CLC Kingsmen Football Highlight 1978
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From the very inception of Cal Lutheran’s football program, our legendary Coach Bob Shoup established a strong foundation built upon the values and characteristics that he had absorbed from his parents, his mentors and his faith that have endured through his players and their attraction to and application of this kind of coaching. Above all it is based upon integrity; respecting each players interests, life and abilities and expecting this same kind of integrity from each player about themselves. Secondly, it is based upon gratitude; being thankful for the life you have been given by God, and thirdly, to apply yourself diligently towards your interests and your dreams through hard work, discipline, courage, passion, intelligence and a respect for others.
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