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Media Day Tomorrow; LB Pierce Questionable for Opener?

Lehigh's summer practice is coming to a close this weekend, as the Mountain Hawks finish with a full scrimmage at Murray Goodman stadium tomorrow which coincides with Lehigh's hosted "Media Day". The latest report from the Lehigh website gives the scoop:

After practice Coen offered his thoughts on several Mountain Hawks that have left an impression during the 2009 camp. He started by pointing out a pair of players from the freshmen class, one from each side of the ball. “Freshman TE Jamel Haggins without a doubt on offense has been impressive,” Coen commented. “He’s big and physical, he’s catching everything thrown at him; he’s done a great job at tight end for us.” Coen continued, “On defense freshman CB Bryan Andrews continues to do a nice job. He’s a very good athlete with solid ball skills; he had a nice interception and runback the other day during our scrimmage. He’s still learning the position but he’s making a serious push for playing time.”

Asked to sin…

Incoming Frosh: Welcome to the Original (Lehigh) Football Nation

I somehow don't think that the Lehigh experience for freshmen will be anything like the 1979 not-so-classic movie (starring, posthumously, the very talented Leslie Blalock, who was clearly shafted of the Oscar from Sally Field in Norma Rae - union organizer, shmunion organizer - could she skate like that? I think not!). But as the incoming Lehigh freshmen come to South Mountain today, find out their residences, go over their class lists and textbook lists, and find out about fraternities and sororities, it's time to have them get to know about what's REALLY important: being a Lehigh football fan.

I never had a primer like this when I went to Lehigh back in the day. So to you, incoming Lehigh freshman, I present a list of what it means to be a Lehigh football fan.

* Know the Nation. Know first that of all the college fan nations out there, Lehigh's fan nation was the very first. Sure, while Gator Sports Nation, Nova Nation and all those Johnny-come-latelies are quain…

Sunday's Word: Heat

Preseason practices are underway, and although this weekend has featured record-breaking "heat", with report #1 and report #2 coming in from Lehighsports.com on preseason practice it's beginning to look a lot like football season.

This tails in with my own "heat" - this weekend, I ended up with a 103 degree fever as I returned from vacation. (We think it might have been "heat" exhaustion.) Fortunately for Lehigh (and unlike myself), despite the brutal conditions everyone seems to be holding up just fine for preseason training.

The Mountain Hawks went through a three-hour session in helmets and shoulder pads on the Goodman Campus and even with the sticky weather, fourth-year head coach Andy Coen was pleased with what he saw. “Weather like this will really tax you, but I thought the guys showed good energy and really fought through it.” He continued, “It’s obviously very early, but I like what I have seen from this group so far. Guys are working har…