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  • #21544

    hawktalker
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    Lehigh did win the game right? This was the kind of game they would have lost a year ago. This was the first game. Even in the Cecchini years playbooks got bigger as the season went on.
    I share everyone’s concern about the QB running as often as he does, but he’s good at it. This team is deeper at WR and RB than they have been in years. The defense is vastly improved.
    JMU will be much better than CCSU. A week from today we’ll know much more about this Lehigh team

    #21550
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    Someone mentioned great GPAs …

    Here are a couple of quick numbers I ran:

    Percentage of LU football players with engineering majors:
    2015: 12 percent
    2006: 16 percent
    2003: 18 percent

    No wonder we’re the Mountain Hawks.

    Interest in the business school seems to have picked up, 40 percent in 2002 to 49 percent this year.

    I couldn’t find anything older quickly. Can anyone else find rosters from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s? Is there a trend?

    My recollection was that when I was in school, we had more engineers. Their GPAs were lower, and took classes in the business or arts colleges to get a lift. (Think three decades of Law of the Press with Prof. McFadden.)

    Does the relative lack of engineers — along with increased help for athletes — affect GPAs?

    #21556
    RichH
    RichH
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    That breakdown does not include science majors. Can give you some estimates from my years in the early 60s. Well Over half in my years were business majors.The rest was about evenly split between Arts & Science majors and science. For some reason we had a lot of Chem majors in my class. I think there wrre only 3 Arts guys. We started out with about 35 guys.
    Any one of the Engineering majors is time intensive. Kudos to the players that can do both.
    I think the basic reason for better grades is better students. Guess fewer Engineers doesn’t hurt :)

    #21559
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    The ‘Engineers’ had nothing to do with the College. Was due to Asa Packer and the LVRR.

    While many engineering courses are difficult, I have seen many engineers struggle with Arts College courses. Numbers and equations for many does not equate with being able to write coherently. Also, as noted, many A&S majors are in the sciences which are not easy. There are a lot of numbers people who cannot handle a ton of reading and writing. So giving a broad and back-handed brush to non-engineering majors is not productive.

    #21561

    Boss21
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    Agree with everyone on the play calling by DF. But like the players, it was his first game of the season. I’m hoping like Rich said, he was just being conservative. Looking back at 2013 he only threw 57% of the time at KU. However, going further back, his stats as a QB at Millersville, show a different story. He threw for 10k yards and ran for only 200 in his 4 year career there. He’s working with what he has in Nick. Like Rich said, he’s more of a RB IMO. However, if anyone has been to the practices, he does have a QB that can stretch the field in his #2. We will see what happens when we’re down and need a lot of points in a short time.

    #21562

    Hawkineer2
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    If LU falls far behind early, they will keep NS in and hope things turn. If later in the game, they will give the freshman reps. Usually, they stick with one QB.
    I think that AC is involved with the decision to play a conservative/limited offense and an approach that limits imagination and variety. He talks with bravado but operates cautiously because that is his style.
    The reality is that when Lehigh often won against bigger and, on paper, better programs – they did so with surprise plays and a few standout players. They kept the defense confused and racked up enough points to affect the momentum and tone of the game. Against
    lesser opponents, we broke things open early and won big. Now Lehigh’s approach is plodding and too predictable. The opponents are more than ready for the runs up the middle on first down and know full well that our offense does not spread the field. Even with good receivers, the QB rarely hits them and, in any case, is often inclined to run. Because the offensive formation is bunched up and the RB’s and TE’s are rarely thrown the ball, it is very hard to attain separation.

    #21563
    RichH
    RichH
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    Perhaps as LFN said we are making too much of an opening game. Just dont know. Dont think we’ve seen yet what Folmar’s O will be. Might be wishful thinking :).On paper,a vetran OL,a QB ,who is a very good runner and 2 stud RBs,one can conclude our best option is to run. On the other hand we have a deep and very talented WR corps. In that regard,dont forget Nick ,in more than one interview,noted that Lehigh was going to pass more this year. Andy himself said that the aim was to have Nick run much less.

    Think Penn game will be where we see Folmar’s O.

    #21564

    toddcudd
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    Colton Caslow gets a PL defensive POW nod:

    College Sports Madness

    Also, on that same site, Fordham climbs 10 spots to #13 in their rankings.

    CSM Top 25

    • This reply was modified 8 years, 10 months ago by  toddcudd. Reason: added top 25 link
    #21566
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    Cool! Hadn’t heard of this website. Missing TSN coverage. I heard they were purchased, but the new owners don’t seem to have continued with anything similar.

    #21567
    RichH
    RichH
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    Haley still doing FCS. Enjoy his articles. STATS format seems very jumbled to me. Miss TSN.

    #21568

    Hawkineer2
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    Maybe we will see the “Folmar O” – whatever that might be.
    I think AC mostly sets the strategy. No way is he allowing DF too much room. Do not forget that he was OC at Lehigh and Penn for years and now HC at Lehigh for quite awhile. He has a fantasy of rough/tough smash mouth football versus the finesse/passing oriented approach of Small, Higgins,and Lembo. The problem is that the profile of the players does not match up with his fantasy. He underutilizes receivers and allows the opposition to compress the field. Is it a surprise that the first and ten running plays off tackle get stuffed? Is it a shock that receivers cannot get open when passes are rarely downfield, play calling is “vanilla” and the playing area is compresses as though we are always in the red zone?
    CCSU sniffed this out from the start and Lehigh barely won a game that a previous poster thought would be a laffer because of their “mucho inexperience”.
    Again, this is all the stuff written about last year and that, along with the team getting knee capped at Yale, led to a very unpleasant season.

    #21569

    toddcudd
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    I found one of the post-game Shaf interviews interesting – and maybe hopeful. Shaf talked about the adjustments that he and Pelletier make in response to defensive alignments, reading and changing at the line. With TP going down early, we didn’t get to see them work together much. And I think it’s reasonable to think that he hasn’t had the opportunity to develop that with other receivers yet.
    If I find that link, I’ll add it to this post.

    Edit: found it, here’s the link.
    Brown & White Article

    My point re: other receivers is that, other than Knott, the receivers are getting their first real game experience.

    • This reply was modified 8 years, 10 months ago by  toddcudd. Reason: added link
    #21570
    RichH
    RichH
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    Thanks todd. Real info to feed into all our rampant speculation :).

    #21571

    Hawkineer2
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    One other thing, I hope other posters are correct in that the LU offense is playing possum in showing a simpleton offense early on and then unfurling a much more complicated playbook as needed later. This was the hope last year but little changed. I would prefer to see an amped up offense from the beginning that uses all cylinders and has the opponent’s defense on their heels from the start.
    That seemed to work for Fordham yesterday.

    #21572

    Hawkineer2
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    The quote of the season so far:

    “And I think it’s reasonable to think that he hasn’t had the opportunity to develop that with other receivers yet.”

    Say what!!

    Third year QB who has worked with the receivers since last season, spring ball, and through the summer! Where is the coaching staff?

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