Bucknell Rumor

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Bucknell Rumor

Post by JimLU81 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:03 pm

Rumor in the air supply is that Dave Cecchini will be the new HC at Bucknell. Take it for what it is worth.


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Re: Bucknell Rumor

Post by mookie » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:14 pm

Would the 3 Checchini groupies please identify yourselves.
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Re: Bucknell Rumor

Post by RichH » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:04 pm

Well Buckies will finally have an O, if true.
Footballscoop reported OC Cahill from Yale took the job. Post was later deleted.
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Re: Bucknell Rumor

Post by JimLU81 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:49 pm

Did Bucknell get new players? How will the offense get better? So we should assume that previous offensive coaches were not smart at Bucknell and that’s why the offense was bad?
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Post by Bison_137 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:37 am

JimLU81 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Did Bucknell get new players? How will the offense get better? So we should assume that previous offensive coaches were not smart at Bucknell and that’s why the offense was bad?

The previous offensive scheme was definitely bad. Susan wanted to play grind-it-out football, with no innovation or trickery. Run between the tackles, never throw deep, incredibly basic pass routes (think a mediocre HS team), no read options, etc. Unfortunately he didn't have a dominant OL or a super QB to pull it off - plus this year was destroyed by injuries, to the point where they had no real RB - just a 170 lb freshman who should have been only a third down back. Team should be better next year. If nothing else, they should get back two very good RB's and a lot of other guys who missed a lot of time this year.
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Re: Bucknell Rumor

Post by ngineer » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:49 pm

Interesting as a rumor as it would make sense for Buckie to look for someone with an offensive bent. However, as Chick got a contract extension the other year, I wonder whether BU would be willing to pay Valpo for the loss. I also wonder whether Chick would think his future may be better set up if remained at Valpo another year or so, where he is highly thought of in turning the program around, and where his wife is a coach, for a better opportunity.
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Re: Bucknell Rumor

Post by lfnadmin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:23 pm

So a lot going on here. FootballScoop reported that Chick was taking the job at Bucknell. But no confirmation from the Bison, and Chick's Twitter account has just gotten re-activated and retweeted a bunch of Valpo commits. So hard to say what's happening.
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Re: Bucknell Rumor

Post by RichH » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:44 pm

Seems there may be an offer but not an acceptance as of right now.
If true, mixed emotions for me. Glad for Dave . It would be odd to face him in the PL.
I have no doubt Dave can build an O quickly at Bucknell. They have gotten good QB prospects last year and this. Give him a half ass OL and a couple of WRs and he will have a version of his AirLehigh.
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Re: Bucknell Rumor

Post by lfnadmin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:42 pm

Now official.
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Re: Bucknell Rumor

Post by Lehigh4Life » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:45 pm

I guess we will find out who made the better hire... Only time will tell. My guess is Bucknell is more of a project than Lehigh. Happy for Cecchini.
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