Recruiting Disappointment!

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  • #25282
    wilsonfootball2
    wilsonfootball2
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    I looked at most of our class of 2020s twitter accounts and did not find any mention of a call from the coaching staff after signing. How much does it cost NOT to make the call? How about the video that we posted about the class? It was ok IMO but not very exciting. Look at these two PA schools and what they posted:

    The cost of not doing these things right is very high in todays social media world. We could have grabbed a lot of excitement for and about the program with some simple videos and calls. Maybe we did make calls but none of the class of 20202 found it exciting enough to post? Nor did we? I also looked at the coaching staffs accounts and did not see anything. In fact they don’t really post much at all.

    Can we see some excitement? maybe a pick of the staff when the first fax came in? Maybe a high five, or a smile?

    #25284

    TMH
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    I’m not really sure what you are inferring here. Is it that our coaches did not call our recruits or that we didn’t do a fine enough job broadcasting it?
    I actually thought the staff did a fine job with the paste ups prior to the signings and the individual signed announcements after.

    #25286
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    Lehigh does not invest much into the sports media. We have a thin staff. Steve Lomangino does a fine job, but I think is spread too thin. We have a lot of varsity sports for a small school, but we don’t market like the big schools as I think it is the school’s mentality about ‘over doing’ the glorification of jocks. Athletics “has its place” as part of a Lehigh education, but it is not the driver. That is just an observation for good or bad. I am pretty sure all of the commits got phone calls from the coaches. We just don’t “Madison Avenue” it.

    #25291

    TMH
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    ngineer
    Sports marketing will be outsourced beginning the next academic year.

    http://lehighsports.com/news/2016/1/4/GEN_0104164658.aspx

    BTW, are there cocktails before the banquet tomorrow or does everything start at 1:00. I’ll see you there.

    #25292
    wilsonfootball2
    wilsonfootball2
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    I agree with your points here. I also read all these posts about the players not being good enough or the coaching staff not being good enough and this is a low cost way to help.

    #25293
    LU808
    LU808
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    Perhaps the coaching staff could work with a senior level marketing class to develop and execute a marketing campaign to hype the recruiting process through NLI signings. Gain valuable media development and execution experience and classroom credit.

    #25312
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    [quote=25291]ngineer
    Sports marketing will be outsourced beginning the next academic year.

    http://lehighsports.com/news/2016/1/4/GEN_0104164658.aspx

    BTW, are there cocktails before the banquet tomorrow or does everything start at 1:00. I’ll see you there.

    [/quote]

    I don’t recall if the ‘senior reception’ is at 2 p.m. or the dinner is at 2 p.m. I cannot attend this year due to my granddaughter’s birthday. First time I’m missing this in about 15 years. Date and time very odd.

    #25316
    van
    van
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    Andy interviewed at half time of MBB game and talked about adding walk ons, said the punter decommitted two days before signing, specifically mentioned getting a punter in this class

    #25318

    TMH
    Participant

    That punter was Taylor Sheets who got a full ride to Buffalo

    #25320
    RichH
    RichH
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    First
    The highlight video for the class is up. Very well done.
    Not surecwhat calling recruits after signing accomplishes. Most of these guys have ceremoies at theor school. Which seems to be the highlight of their day.
    Their is little doubt that Steve and Justin are stretched very thin covering all of Lehigh’s sports. One or the other is at just about every evemt all year. A daunting task. They do a remarkable job.
    Glad that we have hired a Sports Marketing. In todaytoday’s world it is crucial and in reality not a part of Steve’s job

    #25322

    LU15
    Participant

    The Outsourcing I think is alot of corporate sponsorships and large scale national marketing!

    #25329
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    [quote=25320]First
    The highlight video for the class is up. Very well done.
    Not surecwhat calling recruits after signing accomplishes. Most of these guys have ceremoies at theor school. Which seems to be the highlight of their day.
    Their is little doubt that Steve and Justin are stretched very thin covering all of Lehigh’s sports. One or the other is at just about every evemt all year. A daunting task. They do a remarkable job.
    Glad that we have hired a Sports Marketing. In todaytoday’s world it is crucial and in reality not a part of Steve’s job

    [/quote]

    [quote=25318]That punter was Taylor Sheets who got a full ride to Buffalo

    [/quote]

    So I guess we’re “Sheets out of luck”??

    #25331

    TMH
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    I was told tonight that they are still looking for a punter and possibly one or two others.

    #25333
    RichH
    RichH
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    lmao Groaner Hall of Fame

    #25334
    van
    van
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    [quote=25331]I was told tonight that they are still looking for a punter and possibly one or two others.

    [/quote]As I noted earlier, Andy was very specific about that during his interview at half time of BB game

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