MCAC 2017 Football Preview: Minnesota West

MCAC 2017 Football Preview: Minnesota West

Minnesota West Community & Technical College 

Head Coach:  

Jeff Linder, entering 23rd season as head coach. Overall record:  106-93 

Assistant Coaches:

Brad Holinka, Ben DeVries, Tyler Skow, Steve Bassett, Connor Kunkel. 

2016 MCAC Record:

1-8 Overall |  0-5 Division | 6th Place in Western Division

Key Returning and/or Incoming Players:

Jayvon Green, LB Detroit, MI

Antonio Vaughn, DB, Detroit, MI

Kevin Davis Jr., WR, Chicago, IL

Mike Preuss, LB, Adrian, MN

Isaac Branding, FB, Raymond, NE

Danny McCann, LB, Belle Plaine, MN

Cole Read, LB, Mason City, IA

Nick Ahrens, DE, Yankton, SD

Mark Washa, OL, Fairmont, MN

Austin Pulse, OL, Brandon, SD

Tyrell Love, OL, Sioux Falls, SD

Kevin Carter, RB, Tarboro, NC 

Coach Linder on Expectations for Minnestoa West Offense in '17: 

"We have good sophomore leadership, but we are very young as an overall unit. The key to success is to minimize mistakes and turnovers which plaqued the unit last season. "

Coach Linder on Expectations for Minnestoa West Defense in '17

"Our Defense has only 4 returning players, but the recruiting class looks to be very athletic." 

Coach Linder on Expectations for Minnestoa West Special Teams in '17

"We are a very athletic unit with a strong kicker. We should be a stronger unit than we were last season. "

Moving On: 2016 Minnesota West Bluejays Playing at 4-Year Programs in '17:

Devin Davis- Bowling Green State University

Travis Standbury- Sterling College

Tyler Kurrasch- Dakota State University

Houston Coleman- Dakota State University

Shuron Jackson- Bluefield State College

Kenny Reid- University of Sioux Falls


For More Local Sports Coverage of Minnesota West Football: 

The Globe , Worthington, Mn

RadioWorks, Local Sports, Jared Rademacher, Sports Reporter