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After a week of silence throughout both the Lehigh and Columbia camps, finally, on a Friday, a good old-fashioned media blitz comes through to make my Game Breakdown easier.
Of course there’s my first choice of news, Jake Novak‘s excellent Roar Lions blog, which pointed me to a piece from the student-run Columbia Spectator that gave some late, critical information on this weekend’s game.
And then there was the Today Show on NBC nationwide, where the Columbia football team had a segment talking a little bit about the football team and the game this weekend as well, even if Al Roker seemed a lot more engaged regarding dropping a Ylvis reference for the song “What Does the Fox Say?” with the Baby Blue cheerleaders instead of analyzing the Lions’ chances this weekend.
Another thing Al missed was that the weather report for tomorrow has turned quite a bit better, with the game turning to a partly-cloudy, 10% chance of rain sort of afternoon for kickoff. There’s a decent chance, even, at sun to go with unseasonably high 70 degree temperatures.
Let’s get right to the breakdown and fearless prediction.
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It’s very rare to be able to see a non-conference opponent on the football schedule and be able to compare them completely to your own team.
Non-conference opponents, of course, are not teams from your own division which you are expected to be able to compare yourself against.
Columbia’s non-conference schedule going into their nationally-televised game against Lehigh consists of three games: one against Fordham, one against Monmouth, and one against Princeton.
It means that Columbia head coach Pete Mangurian, and Lehigh head coach Andy Coen, will be very familiar with their opponents this week. Not only will they be able to recall last year’s game at Murray Goodman in terms of personnel, but they’ll also be able to pull game film on three common opponents to get the tendencies of both teams.
One thing that neither team will be to one another is a surprise.
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(Photo Credit: Kevin Mingora/Morning Call) It may have been pacing break, but the Columbia/Lehigh game wasn't lacking photo and video evidence that it occurred.I don't know if it was the overcast weather, the colder, more fall-like temperatur…
If Columbia head coach Pete Mangurian ever wants to take on another line of work, he'd be a great blogger.Perhaps it's understandable that he hasn't done a lot of blogging in his first year as the Lion head coach – I can imagine he's, u…
(Photo Credit: College Football Performance)When Lehigh lines up against Columbia on October 6th, they will be facing their third first-year head coach in the third consecuttive week.Had you asked Columbia fans back in December whom they wanted that co…