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  • #1965
    RichH
    RichH
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    To follow upon post on prior thread, it is nice to hear that we have "rising" seniors, juniors and sophomores. ;) I am astonished that Cecchini was not described as a "rising" OC. A meaningless term that s/b be excised from all SID releases. I wonder whether there are any "declining" or "status quo" athletes on the squad. :?

    #1966

    Lehigh74
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    What’s with the 10:00 AM start time of the spring game? Some of us have to travel a distance to get to Bethlehem. Ten AM on a Saturday is too early!

    #1967
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    Early start due to Athletic Partnership Golf Tournament at 2 p.m. Luckily I’m close by, but won’t be able to do the golf due to other commitments. I wouldn’t mind a later start myself!

    #1969
    RichH
    RichH
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    A pain but I will come down for Game anyway.

    Spring roster up on LU. Petroff movedto FB. Good move he was buried at LB and too good to sit. Flynn is not on roster, best of last years wr recruits got some PT late in season. a shame but he would not have gotten much more this year . LM moved around as usual Reich moved to DL. Flizack up to 260. Nenbee put on 30 lbs moved to LB. Have not really checked to see other changes. Saving that for tonight. :shock:

    Holmes, Weitz and Flynn off roster.
    Reich dropped 30 for DL Winnett another 10 lbs. Guess Coach K is building up the LBs and putting the DL on a diet. :roll:

    #1970

    hawktalker
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    Does anyone know what happened to Flynn? He showed promise in late-season action.
    He’s from California and wide receiver may be the deepest position on the roster but he may have had an impact this year.

    #1971
    RichH
    RichH
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    No idea, but he is an excellent wr. Believe he would’vebeen in top 4. Maybe homesick? We dont seem to hold onto to many kids from Cal. Heck Mills bailed over the summer before even coming to LU. I think we would be better with him but we will still be very very good.

    #1972

    lee-82
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    he was homesick going back to the warm S Ca.

    #1973

    lehigh-50’s
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    We waste time, effort and funds recruiting for football in California. Over the last four years we have recruited seven players there, none of whom have stayed more than one year: 2006 – Aaron, one year and gone, Evan Johnson, one year and gone; 2007 – Braillier, one year and gone, Shaw, never showed; 2008 – Mills, never showed; 2009 – Flynn, one year and gone, Jefferson, went elsewhere. We’d be better off spending the time and effort in Florida, Georgia and Louisiana…those boys seem to handle the cold weather better.

    #1974
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    I would tend to agree. The time and money spent on the west coast has not resulted in any thing of substance. Strange, as we’ve had players in other sports from the west coast who have been significant contributors. If it is speed we need, Florida and Loooosiana are place to be.

    #1975

    lehigh-50’s
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    We’ve had considerable success with West Coast basketball and softball players, but basketball is played inside and softball in the Spring.

    #1976
    RichH
    RichH
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    Maybe if we stayed in Northern Cal we would have better luck ;) .

    #1977
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    Don’t follow as to why those other sports would be more ‘friendly’ to west coast athletes?? :?:

    #1978

    lehigh-50’s
    Participant

    Just guessing that the football recruits aren’t in love with the weather in late October and November.

    #1979

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    Part of it is that in men’s basketball, it’s easy to arrange a trip once every four years to give the kids an opportunity to play in front of their friends and family (ex: playing in Washington State for our Pacific northwest athletes on the men’s basketball team). For most of FCS football it’s much more difficult – perhaps you can arrange to play an FBS team, if you can be used as a bowl counter. But since no team in the PL counts as a bowl counters, the only option is to try to get on non-scholarship San Diego’s non-conference slate, which will be a huge money drain, a distraction and not really offer much in terms of preparing you for the football season. Especially in this economic climate, that doesn’t fly.

    The PL is in a tough situation where they need to recruit nationally to get the guys that can hack it academically, but have to play regionally due to costs. Unfortunately I see no easy solution. The Ivies have so much money and reputation that they recruit nationally, and like it or not we’re in the same recruiting pool. They don’t have the bowl counters either, but they are so rich they can afford the occasional trip to San Diego, Butler or the like.

    #1982

    colorless-raider
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    The Academic Index is a killer. The Ivies are "national" so they can get away with it, we can’t. Katy bar the door if no scholarships.

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