February 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm #33885
I have us either 5-6 or 6-5 next year. Have too do homework on a couple of teams. Out of the box at 0-3 will be tough too overcome. A demoralizing loss to Navy will determine 5-6 or 6-5. How the team bounces back???? Back up rb gone. Brags needs to stay healthy and develop future. Great O-line coach gone.. Will hurt strength of team. Despite what this forum says Bot will be missed but look forward to new HOLY Cross input. We can only go up from last year. 4-7 not unrealistic with no leadership in this class!!! Look for mid-season under-classman being injected in to give team a boost if all goes south. Looking forward too see what this new defensive coach can bring to the table. Do think this is Coens last year whether we go 11-0 or 0-11. Anybody seen Checcini around???February 17, 2018 at 3:26 pm #33887
Not quite as pessimistic. 7-4 seems possible.
SFU not a cupcake but s/b a W
Nova Likely L unless we can stop run
Navy An L need to be competitive and come out healthy
Penn A W . Our advantage if healthy will be game speed
Princeton A tossup. Hope for a W
PL sched Gate only tossup but dont tkink we’ll get it. Rest should bevWs.
RB s/ b fine with Dom, Micco and Chadbourn plus Allen and Lucas.
WR and OL lise a lot but also returns a lot of very good veterans.February 17, 2018 at 5:56 pm #33889
micco quit…along with quite a few of other players. spring is going to be very thin.February 17, 2018 at 6:24 pm #33890
Wow. That is a surprise. Not unusual for WOs to leave and we have a number of non schollies. Micco may keep his schollie, assuming a legit reason for quitting. Joe will give him a job somewhere in AD.Chadbourn and Allen next up. Still not great news.February 28, 2018 at 3:33 pm #33965
My last post as my son graduated
if you were at the banquet- and listened to Duffy’s Speech
Lehigh will be lucky to have more than 4 wins next year
if you really think about it
colgate and lafayette could have easily been loses-
some people might think sour grapes- blah blah
but listen to the reasoning
I couldn’t say anything due to my son being on the team
you have a cancer on the team and it is called ENTILEMENT
also you lost one of the best coaches in Mariano-
a lot of transition in coaching changes- will impact the game
you lose 3 of the best lineman in the patriot league-
and you lose 4 defensive lineman
there is a new breed of athlete coming to Lehigh
Lafayette is going to be better
colgate will be the team to beat
Lehigh will finish no higher than 3rd next year in the patriot league
You can mark this down- and come and beat me up if I am wrong
next year lehigh will be 4-7
4-2 in the patriot league maybe 5-6- st francis is winnable
GOOD LUCK NEXT SEASON- AND I REALLY HOPE MY PREDICTION IS INCORRECTMarch 7, 2018 at 2:25 pm #33991
Interesting perspective. As a casual observer I cannot say whether you are right or wrong. My only question would be, can you expand upon that ENTITLEMENT theory. What type of entitlement and for whom?
March 7, 2018 at 2:55 pm #33992
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None of us know what oo is claiming. My guess is it is based primarily on his son being on the team.
I do not claim to be an insider but I do not see where this “cancer” is on this squad. I have seen it on other teams where a coach’s favorite gets preference over a more qualified player. oo seems to be saying that the football team is rife with multiple examples of this type of preference. I look over our roster and the kids who are on the 2 deep. I just dont see that issue at any position. I even looked thru the senior class to try to find a player or players this might apply to. I am puzzled.March 7, 2018 at 7:26 pm #33994
I just want to know who the author is so I can “beat him up” if he is wrong! lol. Every parent has been there at one time or another…disappointment, frustration, anger. Are certain kids given preferential treatment at times or promoted more than others?? Sure they are, but that is called life. Good lesson to learn in college. As for entitlement to the extent that Lehigh fields a lesser team…I find that very hard to believe.March 7, 2018 at 7:42 pm #33995
Ah, its just oo. Over his time he has made a number of astute observations. Mostly pretty objective. This last post morevpersonal than objective.
I am more interested in Spring practice. Mostly to see what develops on D.
O just needs to do next man up. Ample talent and experience. I do hope new OL coach keeps our streak of excellent OL coaches intact.:)
D a bit more of a project to say the least.March 20, 2018 at 6:33 pm #34030
I also have concerns losing so much on the offensive line but not so pessimistic. I still think that getting some new blood in key defensive positions will decide our fate in 2018. Wont matter this year how many Brad can put up if we cant make stops. Even containing to less than 400 total yards a game would make a difference. Making plays that are game changers(sacks, INT, fumble recoveries) early in the season, (to gain confidence) before Patriot League play starts is critical.March 20, 2018 at 6:51 pm #34031
Spring may give us some clues as to where D is headed. Preview is up on site.
Agree on OL. Fournier, Evans and Dixon all got multiple starts with no major diminution of effectiveness. Guardedly optimistic. Key for me is DL and LB-R levels. 2ndary should be OK. They all need to tackle better tho.March 20, 2018 at 8:02 pm #34032
losing 3 experienced OL a valid concern, seems we have some good bodies in the pipeline as Rich notes, might take a few games to get them all working together but OL should be OK, Marino a big loss as he was perhaps the best assistant on the staff, his replacement seems to have a good resume so only time will tell there,
lot of untested DL, although some of the younger guys were highly thought of coming in, highly thought of does not always translate to high performance however, gotta get more out of the LBs and rover this yearMarch 20, 2018 at 9:04 pm #34033
Well at least Andy seems to be focusing on D. Kaburcha may have a solid impact on “tweaking” the D. Hope so.
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