Hello everyone and welcome back to Season 3 of Taylor Made – A program where you can get Taylor Made answers from Hamline University Head Football Coach Chip Taylor. Answers about such things as the Pipers football program, football or sports in general, or about life issues that you wish the coach to share his insights about. In our first episode the Coach shares his thoughts about the Pipers football program through the first two weeks of the season, he discusses his thoughts on player safety, and we learn a secret talent about Coach Taylor. So let’s get right to Taylor Made.
Quick Slants with Coach Steve Johnson is a weekly program that will be available each week during the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAC) season, including the playoffs. The show gives fans of Bethel University football the opportunity to ask questions of the Coach each week. Questions can be about anything, including football, sports, or life in general. Coach Johnson has the final say on all questions that will be used during the show.
On Saturday, the Bethel University Royals will take on the No. 4 team in the nation, the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks. Bethel has reached this point because of a spirit dedicated to success and love, and no one brings greater soul to the team than Kyle Kilgore.
As the Bethel Royals prepare to take on No.4 Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday, many will be talking about the performance of the team’s defense. However, if this team is going to perch at the top of the Division-III College Football World, it will likely be freshman quarterback Jaran Roste that takes them there.
A week after recording two sacks and a forced fumble in the first round of the NCAA Division-III playoffs, DE Kyle Kilgore made his presence known against the Cardinals, recording three sacks and a forced fumble to help stymy the North Central College offense for much of this game as the Bethel Royals advanced to […]
For the fourth time this season, the Bethel University defense held an opponent under 14 points, this time dominating the Concordia Cobbers in a 41-13 thrashing on Saturday. The Royals defense allowed just 30 yards passing and 136 yards of total offense to Concordia, allowing just eight first downs in the victory. The defense added […]
The St. Olaf Oles entered Saturday afternoon’s game as one of three teams in the MIAC who were still undefeated. That is not the case any longer. The Bethel Royals used the combination that has been the hallmark of their success this season – a powerful running game and dominating defense – in a 35-7 […]
A week after suffering a very tough loss to St. Thomas, the Hamline University Pipers headed to Moorhead, MN to take on the Concordia College Cobbers. This was a nightmare of a game, as the Pipers offense was smothered by the Concordia defense all game long, producing just 37 total yards of offense, suffering four […]
After allowing a total of 56 points in their first two contests, the Bethel Royals defense opened up conference play with a decisive showing, holding the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties to just 139 total yards in a 31-0 crushing of the Gusties. Bethel got 1.5 sacks from Cameron Monson and the team broke up seven passes, […]
It was the home opener for the Bethel Royals football team on Saturday afternoon as they welcomed the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to town. The Royals would jump out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter on their way to a 32-27 victory. Sophomore tailback Sam Gibas had another big afternoon, rushing for 159 […]
On the most recent episode of Quick Slants, Bethel Head Football Coach Steve Johnson was asked by a fan if he expected to run a lot more this season. He assured that would be the case and he made sure he delivered on that promise on Saturday as the Royals rushed for 235 in the […]
Thursday night, the Hamline University Fighting Pipers traveled to Storm Lake, Iowa to open up the 2018 season. The Pipers were hoping that the Buena Vista Beavers would be the first casualty on their way to a six-plus win season, but quarterback Cole Miller had other ideas, throwing for 382 yards and five touchdowns to […]
Hello everyone and welcome back to Season 2 of Taylor Made – A program where you can get Taylor Made answers from Hamline University Head Football Coach Chip Taylor. Answers about such things as the Pipers football program, football or sports in general, or about life issues that you wish the coach to share his […]
Quick Slants with Coach Steve Johnson is a weekly program that will be available each Thursday morning during the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAC) season, including the playoffs. The show gives fans of Bethel University football the opportunity to ask questions of the Coach each week. Questions can be about anything, including football, sports, or life in […]
Levi Duininck is not a name you often hear about during a Bethel Royals football game and, truth be told, his name was only called five times on Saturday, but he made the most of those opportunities, scoring three touchdowns as the Royals downed the Fighting Pipers 54-14 to close out the season 5-5. Bethel […]
There are a lot of things that can help a team to pull off a much needed victory, and Joel Koenecke was more than willing to do his share on Saturday afternoon at Gustavus Adolphus. The receiver made 5-receptions for 79-yards and added a kickoff return for 92-yards in the Bethel Royals 24-3 victory. The […]
After a couple of tough loses on the road, the Hamline University Pipers returned home to take on the Carleton College Knights on Saturday. The Pipers have traditionally been a lot tougher to play at night, and that proved to be the case in this contest as well, as they pulled off the 30-19 victory. […]
In his 14th season with Carleton College, sixth as the head coach, Bob Pagel has committed himself and his team as a program dedicated to excellence that will eventually see the Knights win their quest for the MIAC title.
It didn’t seem so long ago when Gustavus Adolphus had the Gusties Gunslinger, Mitch Hendrix, leading the team as the most prolific offense in MIAC history. Saturday afternoon it looked like the Gustavus airshow was back in town, thanks to Michael Veldman who threw for 392-yards and 4-touchdowns in the 51-7 victory over the Hamline […]
The Bethel Royals entered Saturday’s contest against St. Olaf 0-3, and were really trying to find an identity for their offense. It looks like they have found it, as Jake Marsh threw for 323-yards and 4-touchdowns, and Bryce Marquardt and Joel Koenecke each had over 100-yards receiving and touchdown in the 64-7 victory. That moved […]
Head Football Coach James Kilian was hired to lead St. Olaf back to the kind of greatness that the school was known for just five years ago, and he has a clear process to make that happen. Introducing James Kilian It doesn’t seem very long ago that St. Olaf University had one of the top […]
The Bethel Royals traveled to Kenosha, WI on Saturday and found the Carthage Red Men to be quite ungracious hosts, as the defense for Carthage allowed just 162-yards of total offense in blanking Bethel, 31-0. Shawntrel Garner led the squad with 9-tackles, including a sack, and scored a touchdown on an interception return, and Kyle […]
Junior quarterback Justice Spriggs has helped to turn the Hamline University Pipers football team into an up-and-coming program in the MIAC, embracing all the challenges and opportunities that have come along the way. Introducing Justice Spriggs A cliché that you will likely come across somewhere in your life is that someone has a “chip on […]
Last season, the Bethel Royals traveled to the University of Dubuque to take on the Spartans to open the campaign, and helped produce one of the wildest games in school history. Both teams put up over 700-yards of offense as the Spartans prevailed 70-53. Head Coach Steve Johnson wanted his team to play a lot […]
Entering the 2017 season, the Hamline Pipers had some concerns about their defense, as they were fielding a much younger, inexperienced team than years past. This left a lot of question marks, which were answered right away on Saturday afternoon as the group held the Crown College Storm to just 166 total yards of offense […]
Hello everyone and welcome to Taylor Made – A program where you can get Taylor Made answers from Hamline University Head Football Coach Chip Taylor. Answers about such things as the Pipers football program, football or sports in general, or about life issues that you wish the coach to share his insights about. In our […]
On Saturday, the No. 3 ranked St. Thomas Tommies will play host to the No. 5 ranked University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division-III football playoffs. St. Thomas enters the game with a 12-0 record, following a perfect regular season and wins over Northwestern and Coe in the playoffs. UW-Oshkosh is […]
The 2016 Macalester Scots football season kicked off on September 3, and a lot of the players that manned key positions the previous season returned. That included QB Christian Adams, WRs Tre Nowaczynski, Sam Bordo, Garrett Eichhorn, and Jonathan Knee, but one huge difference would be that star running back Zandy Stowell had graduated, leaving […]
The 2016 Crown College Storm football season kicked off on September 5, as the Storm travelled to the cities to take on Hamline University. This would be a new beginning for Crown College as offensive coordinator Matt Bremer took over the reins of the offense with an entirely different approach. Also, starting quarterback Brandon McCormick […]
Round 2 matchup in the NCAA Division-III football playoffs. The Kohawks were the winners of the Iowa Athletic Conference (IIAC) after going 10-0 and won their opening round matchup against Monmouth, 21-14. The Tommies won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) for the second year in a row, going 10-0. They defeated Northwestern in their […]