August 25, 2010 at 9:53 pm #2265
“As a coaching staff, we felt it was important to share with the quarterbacks their status after the scrimmage so they know where they stood heading into the final week,” Coen explained. “JB was third as he was outperformed by the other two quarterbacks on Friday. Upon being told the news, JB has unfortunately decided that he would like to leave Lehigh and find an institution where he can be a starting quarterback.”
Coen then offered his thoughts on Clark’s departure, “While I am obviously disappointed in his decision, I will support JB because I think highly of him as a person. He’s a tremendous competitor and he wants to be out there playing on Saturday afternoons. I appreciate the hard work and dedication he has given to our football program and wish him nothing but success moving forward.”
YOUR THOUGHTS FOR THE SEASON?August 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm #2266
Verysad, JB a very good kid and was a leader on the team , well respected and liked by everyone. But he was a study in frustration. Physically a good qb but so inconsistent as to make you nuts. At the scrimmage, I cannot say he looked bad, he didn’t but he was still frustatingly inconsistent. It was his job to win, he just didn’t do it. I guess I am shocked. Perhaps it is a sign that Coen growing into the job. I trust Cecchini’s proven expertise to evaluate the talent at qb. Tough call by Andy. I hope the right one
Colvin altho raw as a passer is by far the best athlete. Lum not far behind. His problem last yr was decision making. The throws he could get in HS just dont always work at our level. He has the best arm and is a capable runner. Time will tell if Cecchini can make him into a qb.
It would appear to make our early games much more daunting with an unseasoned qb going against the likes of Nova and UNH.
I know I have been desperate for news. Not quite what I was expectingAugust 26, 2010 at 4:51 am #2267
http://lehighfootballnation.blogspot.co … ll-jb.html
Fare thee well, J.B. Your determination to beat Lafayette twice – especially last year, in the improbable OT game – will not soon be forgotten.August 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm #2268
the cruel irony here is amazing. JB’s 2 time MVP performance SAVED COEN FROM BEING FIRED – TWICE :!:August 26, 2010 at 8:30 pm #2269
Interestingly, the freshman kid is probably the best QB just not getting enough reps. Watced him a number of times in 7 on 7 – completes most of his balls and is far more accurate than the others. Needs to learn the offense thought. Hopefully they give him a chance at some point…August 26, 2010 at 10:15 pm #2271
He is very accurate, crisp arm. Nice for a lefty. It will take him some time to get on the 2 deep. He will get some good reps on scout and JV games. Look for him next year. Of course if Lum doesn’t improve he could move up much earlier. Colvin if he can get his mechanics together will be the starter at some point. cecchini 1st coach I gather to push Colvin on fundamentals which he could ignore in HS because of his athleticism. The broken leg may have been a blessing in disguise for the kid.August 27, 2010 at 12:36 am #2272
Frankly this baffles me and saddens me. Correct me where I am wrong but JB is a senior this year. I suspect he would be graduating shortly with a degree from one of the top universities in the country and hopefully entering the working world, making money.
Instead, this young man who is credited with leadership skills,not only leaves the team but also the university when faced with a bit of adversity. Best case scenario is he sits out a year, possibly plays QB for a lesser program and gets a less valuable degree.
It saddens me because I think young men often speak with their emotions rather than their head and make decisions that perhaps they might forego on another day. It certainly doesn’t look good on a resume.August 27, 2010 at 3:26 am #2274
This reminds me of the decision a few years back to drop QB Kyle Keating. A solid punter, he came in hot his junior year, filling in for an injured (I can’t remember with any degree of accuracy). Keating, though, stuck it out …August 27, 2010 at 3:46 am #2276
And don’t forget the great performance put on by the backup senior QB who never started a game until Brant Hall go injured in 2001, Lembo’s first year. He rallied the team against Hofstra in that great come from behind playoff win. Quite possibly should have played against Furman the following week as Hall was not 100%….but I have a brain cramp on his name at the moment!
I am surprised at JB’s decision to leave the school. Yes, the competitor wants to still play, but a time comes in everyone’s lives when a certain realization should set in. He is not pro material. If he was, that would be the only decent reason for going somewhere else to showcase your skills. I wish him well and hope everything works out for him, because I think he’s making a huge mistake.August 27, 2010 at 11:03 am #2278
"ngineer" wrote: And don’t forget the great performance put on by the backup senior QB who never started a game until Brant Hall go injured in 2001, Lembo’s first year. He rallied the team against Hofstra in that great come from behind playoff win. Quite possibly should have played against Furman the following week as Hall was not 100%….but I have a brain cramp on his name at the moment!
You are referring to Luke Ciannello. He was easily the second best quarterback in the Patriot League in the 2001 season. He had ridiculous career stats – 68% completion percent and a 175 passing rating. Amazing the talent on the team in the late Higgins years.August 28, 2010 at 2:51 am #2283
AH YES! Luke was fantastic that season. In retrospect, at the time, Lembo should have started hlm against Furman as Hall was clearly not 100%. Not that it would have necessarily changed the ultimate outcome, but may have given us a better shot.
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