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The 2015 Patsy Ratings - Lehigh's Class of 2019

Art nervously looked around the greenhouse, his hawking glove frozen in place as the hark glanced at it.

"Cripes," the businesswoman who looked suspiciously like Nicki Minaj said.  We've been up all night doing these Patsy Ratings, and it feels like all we're doing is making the same mixtape over and over."

"Keep Drake out of this," Art said.

The businesswoman looked at Art askance, and then continued.  "Who's next?

"Lehigh," a disgusted Art said.

"That explains the protective gear," the businesswoman said.  "Is it really that bad?

"No," Art sighed, "it's actually quite good.  The best, according to the Patsy Ratings?  I don't think so.  But good?  Yes.  Yes, it is."

Five Things We Learned From Saturday's Brown/White Game

We didn't see much of the starting quarterback for 2015 on Saturday.

Junior QB Nick Shafnisky came in for one play - a hold on an extra point attempt, booted by the punter, senior P/PK Austin Devine.

We didn't see much of the kicking game - Devine, who didn't kick conversions last year, is likely in August to revert to full-time punting duties, with an incoming freshman having a golden opportunity to win the starting kicking job.

We saw a little bit of offensive line play - but it's hard to judge how well this unit will represent the same group in the fall, only because the unit was racked by injury.

So what did we learn, exactly, from Saturday's Brown and White game?  The answer is: more than you might imagine.


Despite Limited Roster, Brown And White Game A Success with 31-20 Win by White Offense

The game among the members of the press at the Brown/White game on a gorgeous Sunday morning was counting players.

Everyone knew that the Mountain Hawks had a depleted roster over the spring, made even more depleted with injuries to junior QB Nick Shafnisky, whose arm was shut down, and entire units, with the offensive line and defensive backfield only having enough athletes to barely fill out a single team of 1's.

In the end, the size of the roster was the smallest anyone in the press box could recall in a Lehigh spring game - a shade under 50 athletes in pads.

Despite the challenges, though, the teams experienced a very productive scrimmage at Murray Goodman stadium, mixing live 11-on-11 full contact drives and 7-on-7 drills.