The Big Difference

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  • #21512

    Hawkineer2
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    When we were a top team…

    We ran a complex, spread offense, period, and from the start of the season. This was in your face football with multiple formations that confused opponents and dazzled the fans. Lehigh football was exciting and set the standard. Each game was full of variety and the team was bold and took it to the opposition. Lehigh football was great.
    Now… Totally different approach. The offense is dumbed down and almost defensive. Exciting plays that can blow open a game are rarely used. There is little imagination. Safe and predictable running plays are the base line and Air Lehigh is an historical relic. Now it is one/half yard and a cloud of dust. The OC is a nice man but he and the HC struggle to mount the potent offense needed as they cautiously inch along.

    #21513

    LehighGuy
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    New OC new system. The players go to LEHIGH, they’re not stupid. Open it up. Maybe it’s all the coach knows. His job could be on the line, it’s plain to see he has no imagination, this isn’t D2.

    #21529
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    I hope things open up as we move along. Keep in mind we have a bunch of freshmen starting and they’ve only been in the system a month. I would caution a little patience during the first few weeks. This isn’t the NFL.

    #21537

    gobrownfan80
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    There are a lot of coaches at d2 that have risen up the ranks and have been successful in 1a football and the nfl
    It’s not a good week for psu but James franklins first job was at Kutztown .
    Bloomsburg could hang with most patriot league teams
    I wouldn’t bash D2

    #21538
    RichH
    RichH
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    There is little to do now. Lets see how this plays out. Folmar ran a wide open O as a HC. There were flashes of that Friday. While we all saw what we did at CCSU,I dont think that prsdicts what our O will be as the season progresses. My guess is that the Penn game will be the definition of Folmar’s O scheme.

    #21555
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    As vanilla as the O was, I liked the screens to Knott.

    I watched the NEC broadcast. Unless I was dreaming it, the announcers said that the CCSC was keeping its offense simple due to lack of experience and that THROWING TO TEs was part of that.

    Go figure.

    #21557
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    Another thought: Lost the thread where I read about this, but …

    REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS ON SEASON:
    In 2013, Bucknell’s longtime crappy football program ended up 6-5 (3-2 in conference) after a 3-8 season the year before.

    Based on that (and not looking at schedule), 6-5 would be a realistic turnaround for Lehigh (as long as we beat the Pards).

    Then, in 2014, Bucknell finished 8-3 (4-2) in league.

    Would 8-3 (4-2) in league be good enough for those us on this board in fall 2016?

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