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It’s not exactly a secret that the foundation of Lehigh’s offense in the Andy Coen era is an exceptional pass blocking unit.
With graduates from this unit like OL Keith Schauder, OL A.J. Hood, OL Troy McKenna, C Matt Lippincott and OL Will Rackley, who earns his paycheck on the offensive line of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, it’s clear that offensive line is always a priority for Coen and offensive line coach Brett Sawyer.
This year sees Lippincott and Hood graduate, but also sees a lot of excitement with a lot of returning starting talent – including a bookend tackle in senior OL Ned Daryoush.
You’d think with a headline like “Past and Present Lehigh Football Players Go Prematurely Bald” that the next sentence I’d be writing would be an ad for “Hair Club For Men”.
Instead, though, I’m going to be writing about how a bunch of Lehigh football players going prematurely bald is a great, inspirational thing.
This past Sunday, “Team Jack” went to nearby Phillipsburg, New Jersey, to get their heads shaved in solidarity with their favorite teammate and biggest fan, ten year old Jack Knudson, and also raise more than $2,000 for the St. Baldrick’s foundation for pediatric cancer research.
There have been other November football matchups over the last three years that have been big games for the Brown and White.
There was also an “agony of defeat” game against Colgate last season, too, where the Mountain Hawks lost everything: an undefeated season, a Patriot League championship, and even a spot in the FCS playoffs with their 35-24 loss to Colgate, despite a 10-1 overall record.
Those games, however, don’t hold the same level of intrigue as the one this weekend against Holy Cross.
In all three of those November games in prior years, the Mountain Hawks were not only riding big winning streaks, they were also relatively healthy.
This time around, though, the Mountain Hawks need to turn things around after suffering their most lopsided loss to Bucknell since 1966, and – adding injury to insult – seeing senior QB Brandon Bialkowski lost for the year with a broken collarbone.
It’s the most uncertainty on the Lehigh sideline in a November football game in a long time.