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Good news/bad news …

Great for Dave — he deserves an HC job. Bad news for LU; challenge will be finding someone who can raise the bar in a year when we’ll need to rebuild at RB, QB and WR — at least to the level we have come to expect, and when other teams clearly are rapidly on the rise. Good timing for Dave.

With Clawson’s departure from Bowling Green, yet ANOTHER LU assistant gets an HC job, albeit as an interim at BGSU: Adam Scheier.

From the BGSU website:

“Prior to his time at BGSU, Scheier spent seven seasons overseeing the special teams units at Lehigh, was also responsible for the wide receivers position for four years, in an offensive system much like Coach Clawson implemented for the Falcons. Scheier also spent three seasons as Lehigh’s running backs coach.

“In 2008, the Lehigh wide receivers finished with the top two spots on the team’s reception list, led by Mike Fitzgerald, who had 51 catches, including 11 touchdowns.

“In 2007, the Mountain Hawk receivers helped Lehigh average over 200 receiving yards per game, while seven players hauled in a touchdown reception, and seven different receivers caught at least ten passes. 2005’s receiving corps – under the direction of Scheier for the first time – was one of Lehigh’s best in recent memory. Four players amassed over 300 receiving yards, and 11 different players caught a touchdown pass.

“The special teams units were consistently productive under the direction of Scheier. In 2008, kicker Jason Leo connected on 8-of-13 field goal attempts, while averaging 43.0 yards per punt. Lehigh’s punt unit finished both the 2008 and 2007 seasons ranked third in the nation in net punting. During his career, Leo became one of 10 football players in league history to earn four consecutive all-league honors. Leo’s recognition marked the ninth straight year as a special teams coordinator that Scheier has mentored a kicker or punter to all-league status, a group that includes three All-American nods. In addition, Lehigh’s kickoff return unit led the league and ranked in the top 15 nationally three times in the last four years and Scheier coached punt return units to top 15 finishes three times in his years as a coordinator.”