Game Preview: Penn at Lehigh, 9/19/2015

Some college football opponents, no matter how many games between actual meetings, feel like backyard brawls.

Such is the case with the Penn game this weekend.

On paper, it's been twelve years since Lehigh has faced off against Penn.  The head coach in that game in 2003, Al Bagnoli, retired just last season, only to "unretire" at Columbia in an effort to turn around the moribund Lion program desperate to distance themselves from the Pete Mangurian error era.

On the surface, it would seem like much has changed - that little would remain from the remnants of that 2003 game in terms of links between the two schools.

But you'd be wrong.

When you look at this upcoming Lehigh and Penn game, you'll see a lot of faces - old and new - that show that this rivalry - with a little r - is rekindling itself at exactly the right time.
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