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It's Official: Kevin Higgins to coach the Citadel

You heard it here first that Higgins was interviewing there, and now it's official - former Lehigh head coach Kevin Higgins will be taking over the head coaching duties at the Citadel. First of all, congratulations on Kevin Higgins getting this great opportunity at the Citadel to bring their football program back up to the standards of Furman, Georgia Southern, Appalachian St., and Wofford. I have little doubt that the Citadel will have exactly zero regrets about this hiring down the road. There will be a lot of folks up at South Mountain, too, who will be following with interest and rooting for that football program to succeed. To Citadel fans, you have got a great coach - one who had a transformative effect on the Lehigh program. Here's hoping that he can do the same for the Citadel as well. For Lehigh, this couldn't be a better opportunity for the Engineers (or other Patriot League schools) to schedule some games with a member of the SoCon. Here's hoping that i

Kevin Higgins to the Citadel?

Former Lehigh head coach coach Kevin Higgins, recently let go by the Detroit Lions as quarterbacks coach, is reportedly being interviewed for another I-AA head coaching position at the Citadel. CSTV has the whole scoop here: Robinson to interview 4 in Charlotte Citadel athletic director Les Robinson will not just be watching basketball at the NCAA Tournament in Charlotte this weekend. Robinson said Friday that he will interview up to four candidates for the job of the Bulldogs' head football coach while he's in Charlotte. He declined to name those candidates, but two of them could be Rice offensive coordinator Scott Wachenheim and former Lehigh head coach Kevin Higgins, according to sources at The Citadel. Neither coach could be reached for comment Friday. ... Higgins, 49, had a 56-25-1 record in seven seasons as head coach at Lehigh from 1994-2000, including teams that won or shared four Patriot League titles. His last three teams at Lehigh posted records of 12

Holy Cross and Bucknell Leave NIT and NCAA Tourney With Highest Honors

Although Wisconsin had to rally to beat Bucknell on Sunday, and St. Joe's was battling with Holy Cross to the very end on Monday, there are no shortage of smiles coming from athletic directors all around the Patriot League. In the span of a week, the Patriot League went from "Why are these guys in the tournament?" to "Why shouldn't there have been 2 Patriot League teams in the NCAA tournament?" What a turn of events! Congratulations to Bucknell and Hoy Cross, who may just have ushered in a new era of Patriot League basketball! Permit me to go on about basketball for another moment longer.. What will happen because of this?Bucknell will without a doubt be in a "Bracket Buster" game on ESPN during the regular season... guaranteed. Next year will feature 5 teams (Holy Cross, Bucknell, American, Lehigh, Colgate) who all have a chance to compete for the PL title -- with 3 teams returning 5 starters, in Lehigh, Bucknell, and Holy Cross. I'm esp