The coaching staff is unable to adjust and think on its feet. They are not properly using the players they have.
The freshman, Barkett, is a very good scrambler and can cut upfield quickly. When Lehigh was on the 10 yard line in the fourth quarter, he should have been used for the end around play instead of Walker. He would have scored. Walker has lost his speed due to injuried, conditioning, or whatever. He can barely lumber up the middle let alone runa sweep. Yet he was used in that situation. There is another freshman running back – Yablan – who is supposed to be good but has seen no action.
Lack of separation is mainly a result of poor play calling and not using sufficient variety. Yesterday, there should be been many shorter passes to the tight ends and backs along with hook patterns to the wide receivers. Instead, the ball was thrown far down field on a very cold and windy day.
I believe the issue is mental ineptitude with people having been miscast for their role.
The worse play call of the day was when Yale had a third and six inches on our 27 yard line and their coach called a down field pass into the wind which I believe Lehigh intercepted.