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  • #13243
    RichH
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    per Matt Markus LU to announce in about 45 minutes ,a little before 8 pm

    #13244

    TMH
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    It appears to be Kutztown HC Drew Folmar.
    As I said in an earlier post, who can argue with an OC who averaged about 40 ppg during his time at the helm. Welcome aboard.

    Here is an article from when he was named HC at Kutztown.

    Meet the new/old face of football: Head Coach Drew Folmar

    #13245

    TMH
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    Here are some other coaching changes and Lehigh’s PR on Folmar

    http://www.lehighsports.com/news/2014/1/22/FB_0122144230.aspx

    #13246
    RichH
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    Heard the same last week but want the wait over particularly before this wkend.

    #13247
    RichH
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    It is Folmar. Good choice. Thank God thats over

    #13248
    RichH
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    Ok, what is a run game coordinator. Glad Sawyer got promo. Defense changes? Perhaps all in house with Botts

    #13249
    Kramer
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    I was wondering what a run game coordinator was, too.

    #13257

    TMH
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    Actually, run game coordinator is not completely new. LSU, Auburn, Stanford and recently the Ravens have adopted the position. It seems to usually be manned by the OL Coach who coordinates the play of the offensive line and running back, experimenting on which plays work best with the personnel they have. When a running play is called for, he should be consulted.
    Folmar is a former QB and QB Coach as well as OC. I suspect that is his forte in the development process. Sawyer will fill in the holes.

    #13258
    RichH
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    Thanks TMH. Makes sense w your explanation.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 9 months ago by RichH RichH.
    #13264
    ngineer
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    Folmar, on paper and as reported as to his personality, seems to be a very good choice. Focusing on coaching up the QB’s. Mechanics and reading defense critical. I see the Sawyer thing as a way of giving him a promotion. I don’t see much changing there. It’s football not the National Security Council where every decision has to be vetted and analyzed. If it’s working, keep hammering them with it. Wish Yosha and Brown and maybe Kee, we could have a fairly good triumvirent in the backfield. Lots of options with the WRs–especially some of the recruits named and last year’s class. Time to shine.

    #13265
    ngineer
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    As an added thought, keep in mind the new OL assistant coach–he was a RB, and a very good one, at Gettysburg. So there will be alot of ‘care and feeding ‘ of the running game as well.

    #13266

    TMH
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    ngineer,
    You are likely far more astute than I am on these issues but I always wondered how much coordination there was between the the OL coach and the running backs coach. In today’s ever more complicated and fluid schemes, it is not simply calling a play, the lineman opening a hole and the RB running through it. As defenses change, blocking schemes need to change, the RB may need to change his direction or timing accordingly. Under Chick, the emphasis was always on the passing game. With Folmar, that emphasis should remain the same but I would not mind seeing more 1,000 yd rushers coming out of Lehigh.

    #13267
    RichH
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    Given his background, doesn’t appear that LU O will change overmuch. Think it will be great for Nick to continue to learn from another QB coach. Air Lehigh does not preclude 1000 yd rushers,we’ve had many over the years. Brown,Yosha and Kee should blossom in our system. Key for me is stability and depth on OL. Sawyer has done a great job recruiting and molding a very good unit.
    My question ( repeated ad nauseum ), can our D be fixed.

    #13268

    Lehigh74
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    That is the million dollar question. If our defense doesn’t improve we are not going anywhere. It was so bad last year that it shouldn’t be difficult to generate some improvement. I really think we need to make some coaching changes. Let’s see what Andy does on the defensive side of the ball.

    #13269

    Miller
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    Wilcher got blindsided(seemed to be the last one to know he lost his job,only after he got used to get a few of his recruits committed) and Roberts looks like the man on D. There is more returning talent on D, and if the D is the problem next season that would surprise me. When you lose ALL your weapons and get a new OC,lets hope the offense jells and learns quick. With all the D coaching spots open…………If we really wanted to take the next step forward after losing Kotulski, bring Sanders back as DC. Sanders IS the best recruiter and motivator Lehigh has had in many years. Probably will never happen, but really look forward to next season,and will be in the stands for JMU.

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