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Players of the Week, Princeton vs. Lehigh

Some quick notes before we enter the preview of Lehigh vs. Harvard. First of all, here are this week's LFN "Players of the Week":

Offensive Hawk: Junior RB Jay Campbell (career-high 88 yards rushing vs. Princeton)

Defensive Hawk: Senior LB Matt Cohen (6 tackles, 3 tackles for loss including 2 sacks)

Special Teams Hawk: Junior DB/RS John "Fear Itself" Kennedy (110 yards in kickoff returns including a 50 yard return)

In this week's game notes, the media luncheon and reported in the Express-Times, sophomore QB Chris Lum was anointed the starter for this weekend's game versus Harvard. "Hard decision to make," coach Coen told Michael Lore. "For whatever reason, things haven't clicked with junior QB J.B. Clark the way they were doing last year. Chris had three opportunities and he's done a great job every time he's gone out there. I felt I needed to give Chris the opportunity to be the starter to see if that changes anything this week."

Meanwhile, Harvard head coach Tim Murphy spoke at the Northeast Football Writers' Lunch about his "cool, calm, very tough, and very talented" quarterback from the state of Oklahoma, junior QB Collier Winters. He's been more than fine in his first two games. He has outstanding athleticism and improvisational skills. "

Comments

Anonymous said…
Anoter poor decsion on Coen's part to change QB's.

I'm not saying Lum hasn't done a good job, but considering when he has been put into the games, the defense has been sitting back in a prevent defense or had their 2nd teams in for the most part, not putting any pressure on the QB.

Harvard is a make or break game for this team and I rather stay with the experience, ecspecially considering the very poor weather forecast. If JB doesn't perform, make the change then.

Harvard will be teeing off on Lum. I hope for his sake he can handle the pressure.

Coen as ruined a number of QB's since he's been at Lehigh (Sedale, Bowkosky, Clark).

I hope "He takes it like a man" when he's asked to move on!
Anonymous said…
If Coen stayed with Clark that decision would be greeted with a wave of criticism.Nobody seemed happy with the course we were on-but you think things will somehow just get better if nothing different is tried?

Obviously Harvard(or whomever next opponent was)will take advantage of inexperienced QB.No doubt Lum will be on short leash if he cant handle it.What's the harm in trying?
Anonymous said…
It is difficult to watch the same players not getting the job done. Perhaps we should start by playing talented players who are standing on the sidelines waiting for a chance to play, while the play of incumbents has been less than stellar. A good example would be replacing J.B. Clark with Chris Lum. It was clear to all who were at the Princeton game except the coaching staff that a change had to be made. Unfortunately, when they finally realized it, it was too late.

If we are going to lose, let's lose with people who could possibly help us change our losing ways in the future. Zach Barket won all sorts of accolades in PA High School Football last year, and he does not even appear on the weekly depth chart even though he was praised by Coen in several pre-season press releases. Whose sweatshirt is he carrying?
Anonymous said…
I think Barket is transferring to Holy Cross
Anonymous said…
I think the point is that Coen is making these kids the scape goats for his and his staffs poor coaching.

He took an All American QB and made hime look like a Jr High QB trying to throw down field all of the time.

He has now taken the MVP of last years LC game and reduced him to a back up.

He took another QB who started as a Soph a few games and let him play live in a Spring game only to injure his shoulder.

This shows a serious patern of flawed coaching, not poor performance on the kids part.

Why cant he seem to get kids to improve there skills rather then to have them regress.

Something smells rotten here.

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