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Lehigh Releases Spring Prospectus

Normally you'd see me more on top of the spring season right now, but our family is going through some interesting times (i.e. moving) that have prevented me from posting as much as I'd like. But with Lehigh releasing their spring prospectus and football coaching clinic applications late yesterday I had to blog something about these right away.

The Lehigh coaching clinic was a very successful part of last year's spring season. Fifty prospective football coaches showed up last year to get training from Division I professionals. Last year's instructor, Adam Scheier, then talked about what they emphasize here:

"A lot of the coaching clinics are geared for a higher level and talk a lot about schemes, but we want to teach fundamentals here," said Scheier, Lehigh's receivers coach who is the clinic's director. "We talk about blocking and tackling, throwing and catching."
This year, the clinic is Saturday April 12th and costs $20 to participate. O…

Sports Illustrated Opens The Archives

This will be a quick hit on a Tuesday, but it's cool enough to pass on immediately. Sports Illustrated just opened up their vault: namely, an online repository of every article written in the magazine in the last 54 years. After I stumbled across this, I couldn't help myself: I had to see for myself the Lehigh mentions in there.

I found 338 articles in there - more than enough for a (very) unofficial Lehigh football expert to get excited about.

For example, take this from an analysis of Colgate's 1977 squad getting "squeezed" out of a bowl - which mentions Lehigh hall-of-famer Fred Dunlap, Delaware and the Wing-T which he brought to Colgate:

A fullback at Colgate in the '40s, Dunlap was hired away from Lehigh, where he turned a 1-8 team into a 9-2 success that ranked in the nation's top five in offense and scoring in 1975. Dunlap also grew to understand the workings of limited-budget football: if you lack top-flight athletes, you stress a more subtle system …