In Unfamiliar Place, Lehigh Embraces Role As Underdog
That's not to say everyone was satisfied.
It is true that the Mountain Hawks were picked to finish fifth in the preseason poll, the lowest they had ever been picked as far as anyone could remember.
It is also true that, when the subject of the defeat at the hands of Lafayette in the 150th meeting of the Rivalry came up, visible discomfort crossed the faces of junior QB Nick Shafnisky, junior LB Colton Caslow, and head football coach Andy Coen, as you would expect.
But the results of the preseason polls and the outcome of the last game of last season could not dampen the enthusiasm emanating from Lehigh's table today.
"Last year, we were picked second, and this year, we're picked fifth," Shafnisky said with his characteristic fast-paced energy. "and... we'll see how we turn out this year. I can't wait to see."
"We're going to put our cleats on, and run as hard as we can to go catch them, Coen said in the same video, seemingly ready to lace them up himself and take the field and knock a few heads if necessary.
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