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I am in the middle of working on my Lehigh/JMU Preview, and I read more bulletin board material than I've ever read in years covering Lehigh. I have to pass it on here.

[Scott, babe, I drop your name in my I-AA diary last week, and this is the thanks I get?]

Scott Garner,

"Let’s break down all 16 teams in the field, shall we, as only the High Priest can.

No chance in hell

If any of these teams win the national title, then we’re talking about Revelations-level events here. Fire and brimstone, cats and dogs living together, you know, real Wrath-of-God type stuff.

Colgate was a nice story a year ago, but the Patriot League has had its moment in the sun, and I’m not even done casting aspersions on every egghead school in I-AA (you’re coming up soon, Lehigh).

Cal Poly, oops, I mean Lehigh
Odds of winning the title: Same as the odds that Gilligan has of hooking up with Ginger.
What they’ve got going for them: the good nature of the NCAA selection committee and home game that NASA scientists are still working overtime to explain.
What they’ve got going against them: James Madison, a team that was out-gained 466-166 in total offense yet still managed to beat the defending national champions (i.e., they have a contract with Satan).
Telling statistic: Lehigh only played one team in the I-AA playoff field and lost. That team was Lafayette. They lost. Not good."

Got all that? I-AA Nation thinks:
* you're an egghead school
* you have no chance to beat big, bad, mighty, JMU, let alone a national championship.

What more, really, needs to be said?

Oh yeah, Matt Dougherty of the Sports Network was a tad kinder in his predictions, but he still has us losing too, 20-17.

So, nobody has any confidence that Lehigh can win.

Just remember that.


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