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Another Spring Practice Update

More news coming form Spring Pratice, as a more complete picture is beginning to emerge.

Keith Groller of the Morning Call, giving tangential evidence that he's checking my weblog, mentions that he thinks that there may not be answers to many of my questions about this weekend's scrimmage. But according to Keith's report, a more complete pictue is emerging.

At WR next year we have some speedy receivers in junior WR Gerran Walker (also a standout in track), junior WR Winfred Porter, and sophomore WR Frank Torvato. Combined with banged-up TE Adam Bergen, Lehigh could have a fairly potent passing attack. Let's also not forget junior "Bo" Tkatch who may figure in the mix.

Most interestingly, Groller implies that the race for the QB spot is wide-open between senior Kyle Keating, junior Mark Borda, and Delaware transfer Mike Connor. Again, LFN will be watching this battle very closely over the coming days.

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Practice is going well for the Mountain Hawks

Looks like there is upbeat news from spring practice trickling out of the Lehigh website and the news outlets.

The Express-Times has a great article explaining the practice battles raging this year in camp. For you busy people out there, let me sum up the major concerns going into this weekend's Brown/White spring game, which will be our first peek at the 2005 Mountain Hawks.

1).Backfield. RB Jermaine "Sprint" Pugh and FB Dave Wilson have now graduated, and now we need to not only fill some big shoes, but also need someone who is competitive with the class of our division (who is 1-AA Walter Payton Award Winning RB Jamaal Branch from nemesis Colgate).

We are extremely fortunate to have RB Eric Rath returning this year. In 2001 as a freshman he was a sparkplug and rare impact-type player as he gained 566 all-purpose yards, and, among other things, blocked a punt and recovered it for a TD versus Penn. At the end of 2001, however, he had decided to quit the team. La…