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We break down the Monmouth game – and we give our fearless prediction below the flip.
Monmouth’s game notes, happily, were available early in the week, and it reminded me of a couple other notes about Monmouth I forgot to mention.
First, the Jersey Hawks’ home opener against Lehigh is only one of four home games for Monmouth this season, and their game this weekend is sandwiched between two road trips: reoad games against Montana State and Liberty, then away contests against Holy Cross and Columbis.
Second, this is the last time Kessler Field in West Long Branch will have their tiny press box. As a part of Monmouth’s move to 63 scholarships, plans are in the works to modernize their stadium, making it more Big South ready by 2014. This comes on the heels of Monmouth’s complete renovation of their basketball center, the MAC, and was a central reason why the Hawks were invited to join the MAAC in basketball.
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In a way, you really have to feel for the football players of the Monmouth football program.
A year ago today, Monmouth was preparing for a season where the Hawks were going to be in competition for the NEC title.
A challenging schedule beckoned, with a trip to nationally-ranked Lehigh and Rhode Island of the CAA heading to Kessler field, but there was a battle with teams like Albany, and nearby rival Wagner, for the NEC championship and an autobid to the FCS playoffs.
But many had no way of knowing that Realignmentaggeddon would hit the Hawks, having them leave their longtime home, the NEC, and in the process find the Hawks scrambling for a new conference home.
It might have even come about thanks to the Patriot League.
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