So where are we??

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  • #23712
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    Some freshmen DL played late #98 seemed to be a rising talent. But I agree, the Defense as a whole must be improved. As for Laughyette, assuming Brags can play, I don’t see them keeping us below 35 points, which should be enough. Yes, I am not considering any self-destructive acts, which can always occur, but thinking only about talent even up. A loss to a 1-9 Leotard team would undercut the recent improvements we have seen over the last month. Winning and going 6-5, after a 3-8, would be a great springboard for next year.

    #23713
    RichH
    RichH
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    A winning record and beating Pards was my goal this year. A roller coaster year ee expected and we got ,exemplified by yesterday. Still hurts tho.
    Lynn,Caveness,Johnson, Stubbs a good start for next year. Lettermen or starters returning at every spot. Back to my rant,what will D staff accomplish with them?

    #23716

    Miller
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    We Are Even, 5-5, most know where we are, most want to know where we are headed.6-5 was the worst some figured, we end up below 500 and heads will roll. If Mayes is not the starter soon he could transfer, if Shaf is the starter next season, hope not same ol thing. We know the D until coaching changes, so just score more and stop bitching. 6-5 or 5-6 beats last season.
    JUST WIN BABY

    #23722
    van
    van
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    unless we get some stud recruits, I just don’t see how the D will improve unless coaching changes occur for the better

    #23723
    RichH
    RichH
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    Do have 2 big Dline and a 6’2 205 SS coming in. The issue is not talent. We need experience,more strength and changes on the staff.

    #23729

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    I tend to agree – ask me next week.

    #23746

    objective observer
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    STUBBS AND DJ HAVE INJURIES THAT WILL BE HARD TO COME BACK AT 100%

    AS FOR THE PEOPLE ON THIS FORUM- PLEASE TELL ME WHERE YOU WORK SO I CAN COME AN BASH YOU WHEN YOU MAKE A MISTAKE

    COACHING IS A PROFESSION THAT IS THANKLESS
    YOUR A HERO WHEN YOU ARE WINNING AND WHEN YOU ARE LOSING YOUR THE DEVIL!

    COACHING YOU ARE DEPENDENT ON 18 TO 2O YEAR OLD KIDS TO LISTEN AND DO THEIR JOBS ALL THE TIME!-

    EVERYONE HAS THE ANSWERS ON HERE!- REMEMBER IT IS AN OPEN APPLICATION PROCESS PLEASE APPLY!!!

    #23752
    van
    van
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    since I am retired you will have to come bash me when I miss a spot when cutting the grass

    #23754

    LehighGuy
    Participant

    Gosh OO your posts are nauseating, I guess I see how people feel about me sometimes! We will be ok, our O is fine, I think Mayes will beat out Shaf in the spring and make our O even better. The D has kids that will finally play like they shouldve been when these Srs are gone. You guys will wonder why they wasnt playing all along. The D will be MUCH improved next yr. Staff has to get rid of the 3-3-5. Use it when needed, the have to change up the D sometimes, sometimes you need 4-5 linemam. Thats on Botts

    #23757

    Neighbor
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    Objective Observer –

    We get it. You coach your kid’s Pee Wee team, wear a Dallas Cowboys jersey, want to promote Mayes (I like him, too) and think your expertise here transcends that of every other poster.

    Boy, would you be surprised!

    Generally speaking, the current Lehigh coaching staff HAS failed over the past few seasons. Changes ARE required. There IS some light showing through, no doubt, but the ‘lumens’ should be much greater, given the talent and intelligence of the players attracted to a place like Lehigh. For me, these players are progessing DESPITE lackluster coaching.

    I expect Lehigh to win this weekend. If not, I want not just coaching change, but MANY coaching changes.

    This IS about coaching/recruiting. If you can do it better here . . . .

    YOU apply !

    #23761

    Miller
    Participant

    Saying a coach is a hero? is just wrong. Coaches can be great men and stand out people in the community, but shitty coaching must be addressed and dealt with regardless of the person. If you cannot bag groceries properly and in a timely manner,you get fired. If you cannot coach men to win games you get fired,………unless you are the head coach at Lafayette.

    #23762
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    OO:

    I respect your opinions and am happy when you nicely critique other folks’ comments — including mine.

    MY JOB: I get bashed every day — sometimes in public — mistakes or not. It’s a good incentive to do my job well. I’d expect most full-time coaches have thick skin. They’re feeding their families with their (nonunion) jobs.

    It’s called accountability — the thing most of us in America deal with. You don’t produce and you’re out — OUT.

    To me, it all goes back to the basics of recruiting. If you recruit good athletes who can play football, are coachable, ethical and trustworthy (they’re going to follow your directions) and you, as a coach, are a good leader, football coach and judge of talent (on and off field), you are going to win.

    IT IS NOT EASY

    It’s not much different than hiring young people to work for you — other than you can’t just fire them, at least not right away. Then again, most of us hiring teenagers are not hiring kids with the academic qualities demanded of a Lehigh applicant.

    #23763
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    One more thing about the D, and this has nothing to do with my previous post, but I remembered it as I wrote it.

    We lost a 6-0, 180 pound DB recruit his sophomore year after he was involved in an off-campus incident. Rhetorical question: Would he have been the guy to change the secondary had things been different?

    #23765
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    Finally, great coaches bring out the best in all sorts of different players with all sorts of personalities.

    Great people — just like coaches — do the same.

    Some of those men and women ARE heroes, especially to kids who come from circumstances where that role model dramatically helps them improve their lives.

    My guess is all LU coaches have been heroes personally to multiple players here and elsewhere at one time or another, on the personal and athletic side.

    That does not mean the coaches should not be accountable for having the kind of winning (on and off field) program Lehigh expects.

    #23766
    RichH
    RichH
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    sunday,
    He was by far the best of that group. Lettered as a frosh. He’s doing very well now at West Chester.

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