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Showing posts from April 24, 2022

Lehigh's First True Spring Game In The Last Four Years Builds Off of Positive Momentum Last November

  BETHLEHEM, PA - It's amazing to contemplate that only two players on Lehigh's spring roster, both fifth-year seniors, experienced anything resembling a regular, fifteen practice, spring season. LB Nate Norris had played in 2017 as a freshman in head coach Andy Coen's final Championship season, mostly on special teams.  He took part in spring activities in 2018 and 2019, only a few months after head coach Tom Gilmore took over the program.   He was joined by rising sophomore TE Alex Snyder, who started a couple of games as a true freshman in Andy Coen's final season. And then nothing resembling a typical college football schedule was able to occur for the next three years. "It really is incredible that none of our players [except Nate and Alex] have gone through Spring Ball until now," head coach Tom Gilmore told me this week. "The pandemic hit everyone at the same time, but we were in a very unique stage with our program at that point.  Having just go