I'm a Lehigh fan, too, and thought we had a great tradition. I didn't doubt you too much, but ...
I just looked at some numbers going back to 1976, the beginning of the Whitehead era.
JW: Six years winning more than seven games, including five in a row. Four years winning six or fewer.
HS (1986): Three years winning seven or more, including two in a row; five years winning six or fewer.
KH (1994): Four years winning seven or more, including the last three in a row. Three years of five or fewer.
PL (2001): Five years in a row winning eight or more!
THAT'S WHAT WE ALL REMEMBER. THAT"S WHAT WE EXPECT. Eight years in a row winning eight or more.
AC (2006): Five years winning seven or more, including four in a row. EIGHT years winning six or fewer.
Except for the eight straight, eight-win years under Higgins and Lembo -- dating back 13 years -- our team has been brutally inconsistent.
Maybe this is why attendance lags.
As good as Brags and that OL was, in his four years we managed only one season winning seven or more games.
After three- and five-win seasons, and now a new coach, I'm afraid we're in rebuilding mode.