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When James Madison head coach Everett Withers was asked about attempting an onsides kick against Lehigh while up 31 points, he made the simple observation that the opportunity was there for the taking.
At home, watching the game streamed live to my big TV screen, I won’t lie – I was furious.
After thinking about it a day, though, maybe I should be thanking him.
For coach Withers may not have meant it in this way, but the key to a successful season for Lehigh in 2015 may have been that onsides kick – what it meant, what it showed, and how this football team can take that moment going forward.