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Football Scoops: A New Name

Checking, the following names hit the rumor mill officially today:

LeHigh names: Jim Hofner (former HC Buffalo), John Luckhardt (California, PA HC), Dave Cecchini (OC Harvard), Andy Coen (OC Penn), Brian Norwood (DB Penn State), Bob Heffner (OL Lafayette), Steve Spagnulo (LB Philadelphia Eagles), Kenny Carter (RB Vanderbilt)

First of all, this is one heck of a roll-call for Lehigh's head coaching vacancy, if all are really in the running. All but one of these coaches were already profiled here on the blog, but the one highlighted coach - Kenny Carter from Vandebilt - has not. Let his name officially be thrown in the mix now. Below is a profile on this new candidate.

Kenny Carter, RB Coach, Vanderbilt. A Citadel alum and former Citadel assistant coach, Carter has only been a RB coach at Vandy for the past year. He has quite a packed resume, however, with three years as an assistant at Penn State to go with experience at Pitt and LSU. (Might he have gotten a nod of approval to apply for the Lehigh job from former coach Higgins, with his Citadel connections?) At 36, he's another young guy, but he boasts a fantastic I-A resume. Looks like an extremely interesting name in the mix.

Carter is the third African-American candidate to be mentioned in the Lehigh head coaching race. As previously mentioned, there are only (to my knowlege) two current African-American I-AA head coaches, not including HBCU coaches (meaning, head coaches from historically black colleges and universities such as Grambling St., North Carolina A&T, and Tennessee State).

The nervous wait for a new head coach continues.


Anonymous said…
I hope we are not delaying too long on the hiring of this coach. This is a critical time period. I also hope they are considering the internal candidates. Scheier and Powers command alot of respect from the players
Anonymous said…
i think you're a liitle misinformed about Powers. Ask any of his linemen.

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