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Sedale Media Day Comments, Part I

With this "information lull" in terms of how preseason practice is going (and two days before Lehigh's own "Media Day" this Saturday), I thought I'd add to the preseason hype by transcribing some of senior QB Sedale Threatt's comments from his "Preseason Player of the Year" speech at Patriot League Media Day. After reading the comments, you can also surf over to the Patriot League page to get more interesting video comments from Sedale and head coach Andy Coen.

Part II will be coming up soon regarding my one-on-one interview with him on Media Day as well.

Are you as pumped as I am for September 8th, 1PM? Sixteen days away?

There's a word frequently mentioned throughout team sports that binds young men and women and ties the knot. This word brings them closer in both triumph and failure and in times of despair and joy. There's a great word that unifies people and gives them support to better the individual: family.

Family is one of the …

Around The Horn

I thought I'd try to add an "Around the Horn"-type posting to the blog, summarizing other moves of interest around the league involving Lehigh opponents or the Patriot League in general.

Something that should be mentioned to all Patriot League fans is the piece on College Sporting News regarding the four-year moratorium and new proposals for FCS membership. From the definitions in the proposal, it seems like the Patriot League is in the clear.. for now. But will that last forever?
Columbia's Roar Lions, Roar blog mentions something interesting about Fordham this year:

Last week, the Rams revealed they will use a "run and shoot" offense this season with sophomore QB Jeff Skelton at the helm and senior RB Jonte Coven as the main runner. I'm not sure it will work, but it will be interesting to watch. Fordham has two games, on the road at URI and then at home versus Albany before they take the Lions on, also at home.

Talk about a massive upheaval of offensive…

News, Position Battles, and Injuries

The biggest news out of this weekend was not the issuance of my new T-shirt line for the Lehigh/Villanova game, the new poll for Murray Goodman's 20th Anniversary (scroll down on the left-hand side) here on the blog, or the impending issuance of the College Sporting News football preview issue.

Without a doubt, the big story was concerning the injuries after the first week of practice - some minor dings, but at least one big one that shakes up the depth chart.

Placed innocuously in Keith Groller's latest blog posting on the Morning Call, he drops this bombshell:

Most notable were injuries that sidelined both tailbacks Matt McGowan and Josh Pastore. McGowan's injury was more serious, a torn hamstring. It's expected to keep him out of the Sept. 8 opener against Villanova and could hamper him for weeks beyond that. The former Hazleton star was set for a breakout season and this injury is not a good way to get things started.
So starting tailbacks #1 and #2 were held out this …