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Back-to-back PL champs 2016 and 2017.... but need to get back to relevance in the national FCS scene.
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Post by RichH » Thu Oct 19, 2023 10:25 am

Notes are up. A good read but wait til game to see who starts and where.
The phrase "winnable games" has become more of a trigger than a positive possibility.
We have talent. We lack depth and more importantly the confidence to win. Learning how to win and expecting to win is the hardest lesson for coaches to instill in a team. The 1st year of this rebuild pas deux we hoped for that miracle turn around and winning season. Not yet but there are still games yet to be played
.. It may well be a one game season for us. We'll see.
For me,the 2 most crucial issues are team culture and recruiting. These will determine the success or lack thereof for this rebuild.


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Re: Bucknell

Post by mookie » Thu Oct 19, 2023 4:40 pm

Team culture... Is that players wearing coats & ties to away games and getting neat-looking haircuts?
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Re: Bucknell

Post by News » Fri Oct 20, 2023 3:13 pm

LEHIGH AT BUCKNELL 10/21/2023: Game Preview And Fearless Prediction: Two Teams Needing A League Win Face Off In Lewisburg

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A very young Lehigh football team finds itself taking a bus this week to Lewisburg, PA to find out about themselves.
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Re: Bucknell

Post by RichH » Fri Oct 20, 2023 11:22 pm

Hope you're right. Imagine Bucky fans also tired of waiting for a good team.
Ah well,just an old fogie's lack of patience. 3 to 5 years is the standard.. Hope Coach Cahill can expedite the rebuild.🤷‍♂️😁
A W at Bucknell a fine step towards the goal.
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Re: Bucknell

Post by Go Lehigh TU Owl » Sat Oct 21, 2023 1:16 pm

RichH wrote: Fri Oct 20, 2023 11:22 pm Hope you're right. Imagine Bucky fans also tired of waiting for a good team.
Ah well,just an old fogie's lack of patience. 3 to 5 years is the standard.. Hope Coach Cahill can expedite the rebuild.🤷‍♂️😁
A W at Bucknell a fine step towards the goal.
Who stated 3-5 years was the "standard"? I'm watching Lafayette at Holy Cross right now. Both were 2 year turnarounds under head coaches with proven experience.

I'm not holding Cahill to unreasonable "standards". Rather the thresholds others have set as a barometer. See what next year brings!
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Re: Bucknell

Post by Go Lehigh TU Owl » Sat Oct 21, 2023 1:54 pm

Lehigh 10 Bucknell 0 9:00 2Q

Lafayette 21 Holy Cross 7 10:22 2Q
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Re: Bucknell

Post by Go Lehigh TU Owl » Sat Oct 21, 2023 2:16 pm

Lehigh 20-0

Mountain Hawks are dominating in all 3 phases. If it wasn't for some terrible mistakes inside the Bison 10 this game would be far worse....
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Re: Bucknell

Post by Go Lehigh TU Owl » Sat Oct 21, 2023 3:51 pm

Lehigh 20 Bucknell 3 8:26 4Q

The Mountain Hawks play has regressed as the game has gone on. The offense is simply not executing with any consistency.
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Re: Bucknell

Post by Go Lehigh TU Owl » Sat Oct 21, 2023 4:25 pm

Lehigh 27 Bucknell 18 Final

Nice for the struggling team to get a win but ongoing mistakes, lapses in effort/execution continue to handcuff this team. The penalties inside the 10 just can't happen this late in the year. This easily could have been a 4 TD win.

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Lafayette 38 Holy Cross 35 Final

Year two of the Troxell Era produces the Pards first winning season since 2009. They're also in the driver's seat for the league title! Troxell and his staff did a great job having his team prepared. They jumped on the Crusaders early then held on as Sluka (338 yards rushing) willed them to within an onside kickoff of a huge comeback win.
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Re: Bucknell

Post by RichH » Sat Oct 21, 2023 4:59 pm

Nailed it owl. We left lots of points on the field. O was wildly inconsistent. Out of synch too often this far into the season. Inconsistency to be expected with this inexperienced O. Frustrating today.
Yoder a bright spot for us as was the D.
On to the bye week thankfully. Some time to work on unforced errors.
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