August 25, 2015 at 4:23 pm #21269
Heck of an OLman. Sad,he was so young.August 26, 2015 at 4:05 am #21292
Cautiously optimistic about this season. I see only two games where, on paper, we are decided underdogs: JMU and Bucknell. The buzz about the D is good with a totally new scheme to take advantage of our mobile LBs. Secondary seems improved, as well. Having a freshman PK can cause anguish if we have a lot of close games, but we shall see. The stable of RBs is impressive physically. How quick they pick up the playbook will determine how much time each gets. This conference has tremendous parity so with a little luck and taking advantage of opportunities anyone, with maybe the exception of Gtown can grab the title. I give Bucknell the inside lane, followed by Fordham, but after that it is a pure crapshoot.August 26, 2015 at 4:29 am #21293
Enjoyed your comments. I must make one point:
Injuries at this level cannot be an excuse not to win. Other teams — ours, too — have won titles with backup quarterbacks. We got beat by them in how many games last year? Lehigh and other teams have had (undersized) third-string running backs starting (and starring) in playoff games. Lines perenially get banged up and lose multiple players.
Good coaching, though, ensures a team atmosphere, where students learn the system, teach others and pick each other up. It’s like a fraternity.
This isn’t about 25 players — it’s about an entire system. And, yes, it’s tough to rely on freshmen.
Let’s hope there are fewer injuries this year. These kids get so little time on the field over the course of their lives compared to any other sport, so let them have fun.August 26, 2015 at 4:41 am #21294
Injuries are not an excuse. Agreed. They are a fact. The fact is we lost 3 of 5 OL. Bit different coming during a game to get timung and line calls right with guys you haven”practiced with. Yup we aggravatingly list to 2nd string QBs who were not thrown into a game midpoint. They had ample time to prepare.August 26, 2015 at 12:16 pm #21295
My goodness who cares about the YALE game from last yr IN 2014! Let it go, NEW YR, NEW PLAYERS, NEW SYSTEM! We might as well talk about the LU team from 2012 like it would have some relevance to this year! Looking forward to Sept. 4, then we can dog the coaches and their system and playersAugust 26, 2015 at 12:22 pm #21296
[quote=21295]My goodness who cares about the YALE game from last yr IN 2014! Let it go, NEW YR, NEW PLAYERS, NEW SYSTEM! We might as well talk about the LU team from 2012 like it would have some relevance to this year! Looking forward to Sept. 4, then we can dog the coaches and their system and players
+1August 26, 2015 at 9:04 pm #21302
Fully agree. However, to complete the thought about injuries imo the ‘drop off’ in ability between starter and backup can be varied and this is where depth comes into play. With smaller rosters,now, due to scholarships staying free of major injuries is critical. It is part of the game and the reason the best team wins–not the starting 25 (including ST’s).
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