Go Lehigh TU Owl
I said when scholarships were “granted” that, in general, things weren’t going to change drastically. The addition of scholarships will hopefully allow Lehigh to sign 2-3 true difference makers that can maybe get them over the hump in the playoffs. At the end of the day, the Patriot League is still going to need the “overachievers” to fill out a full roster. I don’t think Lehigh, Colgate, Fordham, Lafayette etc. will ever have the depth of talent that’s at UNH, Villanova, SHSU, EWU.
Lehigh was able to produce a few Top 10 teams by recruiting a certain type of player. IMO, Richardson is that type of player. Tyler Ward is a guy who received very few, if any D1 offers and turned into be a legit FCS safety.
Almost every big time FBS program, especially those at Notre Dame, Penn State and Virginia Tech, get considerable contributions from true walk-ons. The moral of the story is you need the undersized, step-too-slow guys to win….