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Two New Assistant Coaches, And An Incoming Recruits Update

In Lehigh football news this week, we see some news on the coaching front - and a couple of updates on the incoming class that have been sitting in my inbox for a while. (more)

Mercer and Stetson Flap Their Wings, and an Earthquake Happens In the Missouri Valley?

(Photo Credit: The Macon Telegraph)

You may have missed it, but two pieces of news happened in the last six months that may have a much more profound change on the landscape of FCS football than you might think.

In November, Georgia-based Mercer College announced they would be fielding a football team for the first time in 70 years.

And in March, their Atlantic Sun leaguemates Stetson in Florida also announced their intent to do the renovations necessary to bring football back to their campus as well after a 55 year hiatus.

Chaos theory tells us that small variances (like Mercer and Stetson starting football) sometimes have large, unpredictable ripple effects very far away (like a larger realignment in Midwestern football conferences).

Seem crazy? Not exactly.(more)

Katy Perry, and Sports Blogging in the Twitter Generation

(Montage Credit: OK! Magazine)

So this morning, I wake up and head to the office like I always do.  I get to my cubicle, check all my emails, get my work environment set up, and try to put out the fires that cropped up over the weekend.

I check all the cosmetic changes that I made to the blog this weekend, my first major update to the look and feel to the website since 2007.  Is the statistics counter working?  Yes.  Everything looking OK?  yes.  New banner, telling new and old readers what the blog is about?  Yes.

Once complete, I then fire up TweetDeck, the program I use to connect all my social media accounts.

And there, to my great surprise, I see:

"Trending Topics: LFN | Twitter."

Huh?  What the heck happened to @LFN, my Twitter account?

If that's not a lead-in to a blog posting on the generational split and the state of blogging and social media, I don't know what is. (more)