PL is becoming irrelevant

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  • #2391

    Historian
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    Patriot League football is becoming, if it not already is, irrelevant. The teams really do not belong on the field with the top CAA teams. The league has regressed to its level of the mid-90’s. Back then the problem with recruiting was no playoffs. The Presidents acted and the league had a good run with Lehigh, Colgate and Fordham all winning playoff games.

    So it is now time to act on scholarships or lower the schedule ambitions. I wonder if the league can stay together for football if it does not approve scholarships.

    #2392
    jimk72
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    I could not agree more. Lehigh is mired in mediocrity in the Patriot League, let alone how they look against a well run scholarship program. If substantial changes are not made (scholarships), under the current recruiting environment I fear we will be barely competitive with better Division II schools. We can argue about our current coaching situation later.

    #2402

    TheFan
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    Ah come on guys, Lehigh is going to go undefeated the rest of the way during the regular season, win the Patriot League and two rounds into the playoffs. Keep the faith here.

    #2405

    DFW-HOYA
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    "Historian" wrote: I wonder if the league can stay together for football if it does not approve scholarships.

    Then again, some wonder if the league can stay together for football if it does.

    The league needs consensus on this issue, and the stumbling block may be Fordham, not Georgetown. Because Fordham has already committed to I-A games, it can’t (or won’t) go along with a more measured approach. Georgetown doesn’t have the ability to offer much in the way of equivalencies anyway.

    FWIW, I don’t know GU’s exact equivelency number, although a post on the Crossports board suggests it is only in the single digits.

    However, if Fordham effectively forces a 60 scholarship threshold and six of the seven schools meet it, then that’s a problem for Georgetown.

    #2409
    ngineer
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    I don’t see Lafayette or Bucknell coming close to 60 equivalencies. Lehigh and Colgate are already in the low to mid 50’s so they might. I think if they decide to go scholarship, they may allow each school to do what it wants from a financial angle, since each school has its own issues. Of course, that could result in a breakup too.

    #2411
    RichH
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    Whether schollies are the answer, given Rams remarkable lack of progress , not clear. Definite that w/o them irrelevancy is a foregone conclusion. CAA has created huge gap not only with us but everyone elsee in FCS but Montana. Leagues go in cycles also. Look at southern a few years back , they were top dog. CAA will come back a bit . For that matter look at the PL we had a nice 6 or 7 yr run. Gate and LU somewhere in the mid 50s, LC close in the same area. BU much lower but I would think they will give Susan more to at least be in striking distance.

    #2906

    TheFan
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    So how is this prediction from above on this thread turning out?

    TheFan
    Post subject: Re: PL is becoming irrelevant
    Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:14 pm
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    Ah come on guys, Lehigh is going to go undefeated the rest of the way during the regular season, win the Patriot League and two rounds into the playoffs. Keep the faith here.

    #2908
    sundayamqb
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    Does this mean TheFan is predicting another win this weekend?

    #2910

    TheFan
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    yep

    Lehigh – 28
    Delaware – 14

    Does this mean TheFan is predicting another win this weekend?

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