In a joint announcement from Vice President/General Manager Larry Linde and Head Coach Michael Trigg the Sharks have decided to go in a new direction at Quarterback. The team announced that they have released QB Gary Cooper and decided to go with Lehigh Rookie Sedale Threatt.
“We have to start playing better and start taking care of the football”, said Trigg. “We have an obligation to our fans and sponsors to put players on the field that take responsibility for their actions, and that have a team concept. At this point Sedale represents that player”, Trigg added.
New Sharks QB Threatt during Sharks Overtime, which airs on ESPN 1230, had this to say about the task laid out for him by Coach Trigg. “I am going to go in there and lead by example and take control of this offence”. “Bottom line, I’ll do whatever it takes to win”, he added.
Threatt will be making his first professional start this weekend against the Shreveport Battle Wings. He probably won't need to sweat too much to outperform the guy he replaced: QB Gary Cooper, who most likely played a lot more like the dead movie star in their last meeting - a 59-14 thrashing. (How can you only score 14 points in an Arena game? Don't you get two touchdowns simply for showing up?)
Good luck to Sedale! If you put up 50 points on Colgate, I've got to believe you can put up 50 on Shreveport, no?
Other Lehigh Football Alumni in the News: Brian Murphy '91 got a mention recently as a special teams coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings' "coaching class of 2006", and former Lehigh defensive coach (and ex-marine) Dave Steckel, who recently rounded out Missouri's defensive coaching staff.