November 12, 2009 at 6:39 pm #1126
I’ll pick the Hawkineers by 7-10 points. At the moment, weather shouldn’t be a factor, but the situation seems to be deteriorating by the hour, so things could change. If it’s a rainy, windy day, our defense should rule the day. JJHNovember 12, 2009 at 7:55 pm #1128
Latest weather now has rain and wind continuing until early evening. Could be a plus IF it hampers SkeltonNovember 12, 2009 at 10:27 pm #1129
Intersting, if off topic, interview on LU site with Al pierce. He is using his medical year to return next year at LB. Gives us 2 returning starters at LB . he and newton with Flizack and green having also started a few games. At present gives us 17 returning startersNovember 12, 2009 at 11:06 pm #1130
Wouldn’t it be great if Pierce and Brickner are both back for a medical redshirt year.November 12, 2009 at 11:55 pm #1131
Since he qualifies , he could . Earlier interview he is going to grad school at LU.Dont think he can play in PL as a grad student.November 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm #1132
This is cut & pasted from a summary of league rules:
"6. Post Baccalaureate Eligibility due to Hardship. The Patriot League is committed to its founding principle of providing intercollegiate athletics competitive opportunities for undergraduate students. However, under special circumstances, the Policy Committee may grant a waiver enabling a student to compete as a graduate student in their first year after earning the first baccalaureate degree. In order to apply for such a waiver, a student must:
1. Have eligibility remaining due to reasons of hardship; 2. Choose to pursue a graduate degree at the League institution from which he/she
graduated; 3. Present sound academic rationale or documentation related to enrollment in a post
baccalaureate degree program; and 4. Attain the written approval of the institution’s President/Superintendent supporting
the additional year of eligibility."
I do know that the league forbids grad students from competing for schools OTHER than the one they graduated from!November 14, 2009 at 1:04 am #1134
Great research thanks Bill. Could give us 18 starters not including green , flizack and others that started only a few gamesNovember 14, 2009 at 3:45 pm #1143
Weather clear with some sun asof 10:30. Still very windy. heading over to Coffey.
GO LEHIGHNovember 14, 2009 at 7:43 pm #1145
I have been as critical as anyone regarding the staff this year. Listening to this first half, these players really need to look in the mirror. I get the sense that they may be using the coaching issues as an excuse. 55 yards in penalties in the 1st quarter alone. Four key/critical/crushing turnovers – each turned into a Ram score. Clark’s decision making and overall play is a real problem for a Jr. QB. Lehigh should be cruising, but once again have managed to screw it away with mistakes. Perhaps this a sow’s ear problem. This team may have pockets of talent, but they have glaring weaknesses in key areas including QB and CB that can’t be overcome.November 14, 2009 at 7:56 pm #1147
Pretty sad stuff … win or lose.
Where’s the character?
Shame is, this stuff (penalties, mistakes, missed opportunities, getting beat on critical passes, esp. near/in end zone) has been going on much of the year (and last year).
Hard to believe this team will win only 2-4 games …
Lehigh football teams used to be notorious OVERACHIEVERS.
Good thing it’s only a game.
I just hope the weather will be decent next week. Bad weather and bad football (barring some kind of unusual firing up to play the Pards) are not a good mix
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