Go Lehigh TU Owl
I’m really hoping this year’s team is on the level of the 2011 team. The defense still has to become more physical if that’s going to happen. Last year the unit improved but was still below average in the grand scheme of things.
While the skill players will get the pub on offense the OL could be the most dominant aspect. I can’t think of a more experienced group! Maybe 1999?
They need to step up and beat Villanova to set the tone early. The Wildcats will be breaking in a new coaching staff and several fresh faces on defense. Their offense wasn’t great last year and doesn’t figure to be all that explosive in 2017. Given what happened against Monmouth in the opener and UNH to finish the year Lehigh better come ready to smack around the Wildcats. A season opening loss to ‘Nova and Lehigh might have to run the table in the league just to get back to the playoffs given a “meh” OOC schedule. Penn might end up being their best OOC opponent.
I’m still interested to find out if Lehigh can host playoff games moving forward. Because if they can’t then I don’t anticipate success in the playoffs if they make it. A 11-0 or 10-1 being sent on the road would be an absolute joke…