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And The Answer Is... Joe Biden?

Like you, I waited and waited for an answer to the question "Who will be Lehigh's starting quarterback?" And much like the frustrated press rabble on Friday night... tonight I'm left with no answer, according to word from the Easton Express-Times:

"No, not yet. We'll sit down and watch the tape (today) and early next week, I'll let the kids know," Coen said. "I can put you guys on my text message list like Sen. (Barack) Obama."

The third-year Lehigh head coach did say the two frontrunners for the position are junior Chris Bokosky and sophomore J.B. Clark.

Isn't that like saying the frontrunners for the vice-presidential pick were Joe Biden, Evan Bayh and Hillary Clinton?

Junior QB Chris Bokosky chimed in too:

Bokosky, who threw for 469 yards and two touchdowns last season, said the competition is fun and friendly among the four quarterbacks.

"We're a close group. We're competitors," he said. "It really brought out the best in us. We push each other to get better day in and day out."

Whomever wins the QB derby, that is pretty good to hear.

Can't forget to add the report on Lehighsports of the final practice before the season starts:

Coen then commented on Saturday’s scrimmage. “I thought the offense ran the ball much better than our last scrimmage, but I was disappointed in our short yardage and goal line situations from the offensive side of things. The defense won the red zone battles, and the offense converted on a few third downs to sustain drives, so overall there was good give-and-take and a lot of positive things happened out here.”

One of the highlights of the day came from sophomore DB Jarard Cribbs on a punt return which he took in for a touchdown. Cribbs fielded the ball in the middle of the field, juked his way around several defenders to the outside and sprinted up the left sideline to pay dirt. Senior WR Jason Figura had a solid showing with two touchdown catches, including one that came on a long pass from junior QB Chris Bokosky. Bokosky also threw a touchdown pass to junior WR Brien Ruyak up the left sideline.

Sophomore QB J.B. Clark looked strong under center, throwing a long pass to junior WR Jimmy Potocnie down the middle of the field, which set up a Clark to Figura touchdown a few plays later. “Both quarterbacks did good things today,” Coen said. “Our young receivers really stepped up and made plays and I was pleased with our return units. Freshman WR De’Vaughn Gordon had a nice kick-off return and Cribbs made a great play on his return.”

Oi! What's my two-deep going to look like now?

Comments

LehighWrestling said…
hello, how are you? Your posts are very interesting like usual. keep up the good work. Will you be attending any of the lehigh games this year? I plan on attending all of them.did you attend the Lehigh football media day? if so, Did you take any photos? was not able to be there because I am still sick. Yulia
Anonymous said…
I was at the scrimmage on Saturday afternoon. Bokosky was superior and I don't mean to Clark, I mean superior period.
ngineer said…
Has Bokosky's arm strength improved? That, too me, was the one drawback. Last year it did not seem like he had 'enough arm' to go deep, with authority, without the ball floating. Now that we have some speed on the WRs, being able to have the deep threat should open up other options.
Anonymous said…
He moved the chains all day and got in the end zone twice with about a third of the snaps that Clark got. He may not have as strong as an arm, but he does have the intangibles Clark doesnt seem to have. Would you rather have a guy that gets you in the end zone, or a guy that has a stronger arm???????
iloveclark said…
Clark is our man. All you Clark haters go home. Clark is our future and Bokosky is a practice quarterback. Like some people in gold are range golfers Bokosky is a practice quaterback. Clark is the one who is poised and can run the two-minute trill extremely well.

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