August 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm #21180
Andy named 5 senior captains
Sansone,Ruhl,Ford,Rigaud and Laub.
Figured Laub and Ford,other 3 a surprise.
First time in my memory wd’ve ever had so many.
Looking forward to TMH’s report from today.August 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm #21181
Not a great deal to report. There were no freshmen at practice today due to a retreat or something. Missing about 1/3 of the team seemed to throw off the tempo of practice to me. With 4 practice fields I expected some form of activity on at least 2 at all time. Then I realized no freshmen meant no place kickers. This looks like a vastly different defense this year ,not only in style but in intensity and certainly size. Offense was unimpressive. There were more passes dropped this morning than caught. Coaches weren’t pleased. I’m not sure how many plays are designed for Nick to run but much like last year, he seemed to take off a lot. Still not quite sure of his follow through either but it was only one practice. Folmar did a lot of work with QBs on footwork. Seemed really hands on.
The scrimmage and many practices are scheduled at night to simulate the 1st game. Both MB and DB are dinged but both are expected back Tuesday. Heard absolute raves from the players about both. MB is a physical freak. Knott was returning/fielding punts today. He may our returner.
Most impressive though are the young men themselves. To an individual, they are polite and respectful at the same time they are juggling a full academic and athletic load. Kudos to the coaches on great recruiting.
Speaking of recruiting, Pendergrast is our only commit so far but they seem to be optimistic on others. The CJ effect BTW is alive and well. Coaches were told often, oh that’s the school that beat Duke. Yes it is !!August 23, 2015 at 8:10 pm #21182
Its frosh orientation. All frosh prior to classes on Mon.
Nice news tho. Nick kerps saying he’s getting better with patience. Guess it comes and goes:)
Folmar had the rep as a good QB coach. Let’s see how well he’s done with Nick. Optimistic.
Betting that today’s practice just a case of too much camp. Happens.
We all kind wrote off Ferguson.
My usual overthinking pessimism kicks in with recruiting. Fingers crossed ,coaches right to be optimistic.August 23, 2015 at 10:49 pm #21183
So which of the rbs you think had the best camp? How about qbs and dbs? The oline pretty set. Rbs and dbs where the biggest concernsAugust 23, 2015 at 11:00 pm #21184
Brisker with Bragalone right there
DBs Lawson,Jones,Redmond of late. Hard to place Lambert but best quasi LB/DB
Starters Leaks and Rigaud. Not much on them.
Kinda optimistic on D. One common thread all camp was intensity,TOs,pressures.
Ruhl and Bauer seem locked at TE.
Realistically ,we should not expect more than a .500 up and down season. Bucknell and Fordham on the road doesn’t help.Even with all that,I think we may be better than that. So many damn ifs.August 23, 2015 at 11:51 pm #21185
I think we were a play or two from being .500 last yr. Yale,jmu, and holy cross was there for the taking. I think LU is a much better team already. If we went .500 last yr, we would be expecting 8 or more wins. I think LU will shock a bunch of doubters. We win at CCSU, watch out!August 24, 2015 at 12:01 am #21186
Dont disagree. :)CCSU game crucial shake out game. Next 6 are a tough run for an inexperienced D that needs to build confidence and execution. Think Andy has set team’s mindset well.
Optimistic.August 24, 2015 at 12:22 am #21187
CCSU was 3-9 last year with only one win of significance against Towson, would be a disappointment to lose this gameAugust 24, 2015 at 12:51 am #21188
Based solely on the chatter I heard today, there is no clear favorite at RB but it is definitely a position of strength. I suspect that carries will be split almost all season if everyone stays healthy. Personally, I would love to see MB hide behind that big offensive line ala Ron Jean while DB gets more runs off tackle where I think he can break big runs. Think Ross Schuermann.
I didn’t see Mayes practice today but I suspect he may be creeping up the depth chart and wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the 2-deep. NS is the man for now.
I think Rich pretty much nailed the secondary based on my observations today.
As for CCSU, they have a freshman QB who is about 6-6 and our coaches are very much aware of him. I think I was also told that they have a transfer who may be really good but I can’t remember who or what position.
Problems for Lehigh
Night game, on the road, turf I think…maybe not.
Benefits for Lehigh
There is no current film available. This may be a very different team than the one they will watch from last season. I think teams may underestimate us a bit early but we will see.August 24, 2015 at 12:58 am #21189
Dont think we will lose. We need to sort out kinks for the next 6.CCSU ,either way starting a new QB,facing a D not common in the NE.Picked for 2nd to last in NEC. Strength is D with 8 returning starters.August 24, 2015 at 1:06 am #21190
CCSU has at QB a soph with 7 pass atts. All the rest are frosh or redshirt frosh. The 6’6 QB is a fr from Milford Acad as a PG. Big HS numbers but lightly recruited .
Leading returning RB had 450 someodd yds.August 24, 2015 at 1:42 am #21191
The transfer is Carlton Nash, a DB, from WVU. Coach seems to believe the 6-6 kid will start.
This will be a good game to get our feet wet before jumping into the fire against JMU.
Much will depend on whether the women’s soccer team can keep the momentum going on TuesdayAugust 24, 2015 at 2:03 am #21192
Women’s soccer. And I thougjt I was bad lighting candlesAugust 24, 2015 at 5:17 am #21198
I was very excited that the coaching staff closed on South B, and everything I’ve heard/seen at camp has only justified my optimism. North B I sadly didn’t see at the practice I attended but as Rich pointed out he’s getting raves too. It feels like we may actually have multiple exciting backs out there, including Nana All-American who got a lot of work when I went. I see them all getting time.
At DB story seems to be Raye-Redmond leaping onto the depth chart, possibly as nickel package. He and QJ will be in the mix on the depth chart.August 24, 2015 at 11:48 am #21199
Agree at the Rb position, Nana will get the first crack IMO. Of the FOUR Rbs, not sure how many will travel, but one will take the position with game performance. My money on MB. I still see Rigauld getting beat deep time and time again in practice. QJ is a starter at safety, did you mean RR and Montgomery on the depth chart?? I wouldnt count CCSU out, last time LU played them wasnt it a come from behind win?
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