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  • #21758
    RichH
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    Reasonable forecast. I am somewhat more optimistic that we will get better week to week. Think our isdue have been identified ( and beaten to death :)) with kudos to TMH for some actual info. How to fix it? There has to be some solutions other than counting on teams weaker than JMU.

    #21759

    holyloch61
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    Rich I am not bashing JMU . What they do in redshirting players is all legal ,the point I was trying to make is that they redshirt to give there young players time to develop and mature .Not many kids come right out of high school and jump right into college football .As I understand it Lehigh only redshirts players who are injured .

    #21760
    RichH
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    Agreed. An advantage our OOC ,save Ivies,opponents have that we will not have any time soon.

    #21763

    Neighbor
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    It’s always difficult to admit and discuss the weaknesses of one’s favorite team. At the same time, we want to be VERY patient with the players. They just follow directions.

    The coaching staff at consistently winning programs include professionals who can analyze and utilize talent correctly as needed, and sometimes ‘on the fly.’ They are the adults who lead the players out of any muck the team finds itself in. That includes, making adjustments in who plays, and what’s called, to match whatever challenge is thrown at them. It’s THIS versatility that keeps winning records going.

    I’ve seen enough from Coen, and the adults he’s hired, to tell me THIS adult leadership team is substandard. THIS adult leadership team is mediocre, too predictable, especially on offense.

    So, you say, we just don’t have the players? OK. Who offered them?

    Unfortunately, other adults with better football ‘juice’ in their system, more zip in their step, are another year away.

    Beat Lafayette.

    #21764

    LehighGuy
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    Sorry TMH if i hurt your feelings. Ive ben very good this offseason and preseason camp. I was waitng for this JMU to get a feel on the players and coaches. I’m so disgusted with our D coaches. Same blueprint as last yr. We had one of the WORST Ds in college football, and YOU STILL play the EXACT same players from last yr! Whos different in the starting lineup??? If its not the players then its the coaching, something or someone has to be changed. I guess if we go down to Penn this board will be on fire. Im not the one nauseating, its watching our D that has you upset. And if the D players are “in position” to make plays like you guys are saying but dont, they need to be replaced…..PERIOD. They ALL had a opportunity to play last yr and proved nothing. I talked to some JMU fans during the delay, they laughed at our O and said it was “pee wee” play calling at best, and they knew our pass coverage was terrible. I guess every other team knows this as well, but OUR coaches dont.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 1 month ago by  LehighGuy.
    #21766

    just a fan
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    Change is Obvious!!!! It’s needed…

    #21767
    RichH
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    The problems with Lehigh football are obvious to all of us. Their causes and solutions are not. Easy to say something must be done and certainly true. What exactly should be done is not so evident.
    A vanilla O. Fire the OC? Admit I remain unimpressd with Folmar. But,as TMH informed us,his choices may be very limited. A slow OL that cant hold blocks combined with a QB who lacks the patient to read past his primary receiver would limit our pass attack to quick short passes. Even with those limits the pass game has rolled up lots of yards,if not many points.
    Patience not an easy answer option but dont see as we have any quick answers. Young kids need game time,OL needs to get healthy,Folmar needs to keep working on Nick’s patience.

    #21773
    marco
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    Coach Paterno once said, “You’re never as good as you look when you win, or as bad as you look when you lose”. I am not willing to judge this team after two weeks.

    Going forward, we level the playing field greatly, so now we can make judgments. Every game a toss up, except for Fordham.

    Every year, there are games you have no chance to win (JMU) and games that you have to win (Georgetown, CCS). In between, are the games that can go either way, the ones decided by 6-10 points. Coaches who find a way to win those games have winning records and keep their jobs.

    #21776

    holyloch61
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    Marco A sane person is heard from ,great comment .Let us all see how Lehigh fairs against an equal opponent .Starting SAT. against Penn .If not good then get the axe’s out and start chopping off the players or coaches who are not performing or doing a good job at there positions .

    #21777

    LehighGuy
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    I just watched the game again. Our Dline and Lbs actually did a good job Sat. Caslow is a beast, he missed some tackles and couldve had like 20. Ripanti did ok as well. The Dline brought pressure, but the fire was gone once Jmu went up big. Our middle six performed. The back five…..my goodness, acted like they was afraid of contact, diving at the ankles, especially #2. Ive spoke enough on #26…couldvnt cover, couldn’t tackle, couldnt get off blocks….coaches have to see this. Same for #1. The back 5 need a overhaul….end of discussion. Watch that Brag TD, he is fast. Even though he kept looking, they still couldnt catch him. He couldve ran faster if he had confidence in his speed. If we lose to Penn..season over, no way they match up with us. Everybody should play Sat

    #21778

    LehighGuy
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    Wow, Bragalone rookie of the week again off of one play. Down yr for the PL freshman..lmao! Surprised they didnt give it to Harris for 200yds on EIGHT returns which was equally unimpressive…he might win ST…lol

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 1 month ago by  LehighGuy.
    #21780
    van
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    perhaps the other PL squads don’t need to rely on Frosh as much as we do

    #21781

    LehighGuy
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    Thats because the other PL teams played their now sophs and jrs as freshman. While we waited until this yr, knowing our underclassmen were better than the upperclassmen. We still have that problem, at least on D

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