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bethlehempard

Delaware

Blue Hen fans were paying attention to Game One:

They want pressure on Reed and they claim a speed advantage. Their board posters are diligent.

http://www.gohens.net/boards/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=20819

"Lafayette will certainly be a better team than Delaware State."

And Delaware will be a much better team than Central Connecticut.
Rick

Delaware

Pards looked at CCSU.  I like that I can watch from SC. I will be up to PA for the Nova game.
Go pards.   Any injuries At CCSU?
Pardsfriend

Blue Hen review

From what I've observed, Pards have to demonstrate efficiency in executing and converting our opportunities on Saturday night.  I expect us to turn UDel over, and we have to take advantage on offense.  Points have to result from our D turning the hens over.

A couple of quick notes on the offensive side.  UDel will have speed to the edge, which outlines the fact that we must run downhill. IMO, Jet sweeps, misdirection, and "stretch" runs will be difficult to gain positive yardage.

On D, I'm expecting Coach Link to play UDel straight up.  I don't expect us to slant or stunt on run D.

I expect ST play to have an impact on the final outcome.  I like our kicking game.  Let's cover every bowling lane on KO.

This is a game we can win, but we have to maintain balance and take advantage of UDel mistakes.
killaBee

]The leopards are going to shock some team, and this is just the beginning.  This will give the team momentum.  Delaware is not Alabama, Texas or Clemson, they have not won any national titles since the 1800's.  They are at the bottom of the CAA an FCS conference just like us.

It will be a great win for the team to build more confidence.   I believed CCSU was a "supposed to win game" and we did, who are the Blue Devils?

  I would liked to have scored more points. However, between week 1 and week 2  many corrections are made.  Therefore we will do much better.

The offense will make corrections to run the ball better and the timing in the pass will be more precise.

The defense will hit harder and develop their KIlla Instinct.

Down goes the Blue Hens.......  GOOOOOOOO Leopards......
SIDELINER

Just as a matter of clarification, Delaware did win a Division I-AA (the former name of FCS) national championship in 2003 and played for national titles in 2007 and 2010. Coach then was Emmaus native K.C. Keeler, who is now at Sam Houston State, the team that ousted Colgate last year.

That's not to say the Blue Hens are invincible. The Leopards had them in their sights last year but didn't get it done.
killaBee

I stand corrected, you are correct.. and K.C. coached in NJ at Glassboro State College, now currently Rowan University prior to UD  1993 to 2001.

I believe most of the current Leopards were 5 to 8 years old.  We should beat UD.  I will not underestimate the hens, however from what I saw last year, we should beat them.

The Leopards have many returning players that played in the rain bowl in Newark, plus some highly touted added freshman.

Another year in the system and Down will go the HENS on September 10th!!!
Franks Tanks

Gosh Delaware fans are the worst, but at least they care.  The Hens were very inconsistent last year, and overall not very good (especially on offense).  They scored a lot of points against a very bad Delaware State team, but still think the Hens are majorly flawed.  Suppose we should keep this close, but need to block much better, and need another outstanding performance from Reed and Co.
Andy

Live and on replay thought occurred that RBs should shoulder some blame for the poor rushing performance, not all on OL.  Vision, patience, selected path?  CJ moved to starter.  IA remains at starting corner. He earned it.  No published changes in OL positions.  Pluck the Hens!
Kpard

Andy wrote:
Live and on replay thought occurred that RBs should shoulder some blame for the poor rushing performance, not all on OL.  Vision, patience, selected path?  CJ moved to starter.  IA remains at starting corner. He earned it.  No published changes in OL positions.  Pluck the Hens!


I didn't see what you guys saw in camp, but, judging from last year and our first outing, I'm seriously concerned about us having any kind of running attack.
Bogus Megapardus

Question  Josh Davis now is a wide receiver?  When did this happen?  Who is the #3 quarterback?
1990honda

When teams begin to understand that we can pass, they will loosen up in the middle. If they have to double team a receiver, we will get more on the edge. The passing attack will help the run game. CCSU committed to stopping the run and lost because of it. They crowded the box and left the imtermediate middle wide open.
LeopardBall10

Home opener, against a tough CAA opponent. The 2006 PL Championship team has been asked to come back to campus to meet with the team along with the generous alumni/donors for sponsor-a-player weekend. Now, I am not sure who all will be able to make it from that team, but some of the leaders are now coaches and will be leading their own teams. But that group was a special one, and having some successful alumni wearing rings around the field on Friday and Saturday is never a bad thing.

This Delaware team is supposedly much more physical than the Leopards. They are not going to win the CAA, and probably won't make the playoffs. But according to their game notes last week their DL goes from left to right 6'7 260, 6'2 280, 6'5 300, and 6'2 260. If you want to be a good team you need to win this game. If you want to make the playoffs you need to beat these types of teams. If the Leopard OL keeps Drew clean and can produce positive plays we have a chance.
ed65

Andy wrote:
Live and on replay thought occurred that RBs should shoulder some blame for the poor rushing performance, not all on OL.  Vision, patience, selected path?  CJ moved to starter.  IA remains at starting corner. He earned it.  No published changes in OL positions.  Pluck the Hens!


The guys next to me in the stands at CC kept saying the LC running backs were not hitting the holes fast enough.  Two of them are H.S. coaches who have sons playing at LC so Andy may have a point about the three quarters of the anemic running game.
ed65

1990honda wrote:
When teams begin to understand that we can pass, they will loosen up in the middle. If they have to double team a receiver, we will get more on the edge. The passing attack will help the run game. CCSU committed to stopping the run and lost because of it. They crowded the box and left the imtermediate middle wide open.


Not to quibble, honda but it looked like CC was in a standard 3-4 defense and were not always crowding the box.  The DE and DT on the CC right side just kept beating the LC linemen.  Admittedly, a line backer or DB would blitz occasionally.
Bogus Megapardus

Here's a link to the video replay of last season's game at Delaware.  The first half and the second half are separate videos.

http://livestream.com/lafayette/l...ttefootball-15-16/videos/99039629
Bogus Megapardus

ed65 wrote:
Andy wrote:
Live and on replay thought occurred that RBs should shoulder some blame for the poor rushing performance, not all on OL.  Vision, patience, selected path?  CJ moved to starter.  IA remains at starting corner. He earned it.  No published changes in OL positions.  Pluck the Hens!


The guys next to me in the stands at CC kept saying the LC running backs were not hitting the holes fast enough.  Two of them are H.S. coaches who have sons playing at LC so Andy may have a point about the three quarters of the anemic running game.


Also there were plays where we ran to the weak side against a safety and a corner playing up almost to the line.  CConn's MLB always kept his eyes on the middle, nobody else was fooled and the Pard runner had no chance from the get-go.
Andy

ed65 wrote:
The guys next to me in the stands at CC kept saying the LC running backs were not hitting the holes fast enough.  Two of them are H.S. coaches who have sons playing at LC so Andy may have a point about the three quarters of the anemic running game.


We run that painfully slow to develop hand off out of the gun, where the back is standing still as he takes the ball.  Zone blocking, all line flow in one direction, hopefully defense follows suit and cut back should be effective; but Desean seemed to be consistently choosing A gaps, not letting the play string out, and running into back side defenders.  IDK, maybe that was the plan: inside.  Get him into space though, he's a good one.
Bogus Megapardus

Re: Delaware

bethlehempard wrote:
Blue Hen fans were paying attention to Game One:

http://www.gohens.net/boards/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=20819



That Blue Hen board recalls this kid from North Penn H.S.:

http://lafayettesports.myfreeforum.org/ftopic955

Who remembers the turncoat J.D. Dzurko?  I had to look it up, but some Delaware fans seem to think there might be a grudge felt here and about.


EDIT - Quaere: (a) Would J.D. Dzurko have accepted a scholarship offer from Lafayette over Delaware, if Lafayette had scholarships back then? (b) Would Lafayette even have offered him, given the current focus on more national recruits with higher academics?

EDIT REDUX -  The poster on BlueHens.net (zdad59) who brought up J.D. Dzurko seems to be J.D.'s father, who also posted here on our board way back when.  He writes that he'll be wearing his son's Delaware jersey in Easton this weekend (#67) and will be rooting for a Pard loss.  Be sure to say hello to J.D.'s dad if you see him and welcome him back to our beautiful campus.



Bogus Megapardus

All kinds of fun bulletin board stuff from BlueHens.net.  Perhaps a Frankosaurus Chalkboard summarizing some of the more colorful remarks would be in order.
Bogus Megapardus

Week 2 Sportsbook:

Fordham (-38½) vs Elizabeth City State o/u 67½

Duquesne (-5) vs Bucknell o/u 40½

Georgetown (-6) at Marist o/u 42½

Villanova (-12½) vs Lehigh o/u 54½

Delaware (-11) at Lafayette o/u 36½

New Hampshire (-1½) vs Holy Cross o/u 52½
bethlehempard

FCS coaches poll:
1-North Dakota State

Opponents include No. 19 Villanova, No. 20 Colgate and No. 25 Fordham.
Others receiving votes: Delaware and Bucknell.
That's a heck of a schedule, then throw in Army.
Bogus Megapardus

My beating heart . . . fifteen minutes of fame from the Blue Hen board!  Am I worthy?

http://www.gohens.net/boards/viewtopic.php?p=297915#p297915

I even got a "butthurt meter" graphic.  I'm so honored.  Quick, somebody pinch me.
1990honda

ed65 wrote:
1990honda wrote:
When teams begin to understand that we can pass, they will loosen up in the middle. If they have to double team a receiver, we will get more on the edge. The passing attack will help the run game. CCSU committed to stopping the run and lost because of it. They crowded the box and left the imtermediate middle wide open.


Not to quibble, honda but it looked like CC was in a standard 3-4 defense and were not always crowding the box.  The DE and DT on the CC right side just kept beating the LC linemen.  Admittedly, a line backer or DB would blitz occasionally.


Ed65, you are right, they were not always crowding the box. I re-watched it and saw them rolling up the two OLS and blitzing one ILB. But, on some of the plays when they stopped us, they were just 3-4.
bethlehempard

Pinch you?

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7353/16482037255_6eca7c79b5_b.jpg

Sure

If you have 3 minutes and 57 seconds,

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5WXVaChA3Q0

Perhaps on Saturday night, fate will be on our side.
superman7515

Franks Tanks wrote:
Gosh Delaware fans are the worst...


bethlehempard

Or just 10 seconds, party on!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TK_FiRm6ZK8

I used to live near the fine state of Delaware but never could think of reasons to go there.
Wilmington is a poor man's Trenton.
Andy

1990honda wrote:


Ed65, you are right, they were not always crowding the box. I re-watched it and saw them rolling up the two OLS and blitzing one ILB. But, on some of the plays when they stopped us, they were just 3-4.


As Drew said, he has to do a better job recognizing and reacting to blitzes. It's essential. I know he will.
superman7515

bethlehempard wrote:
Or just 10 seconds, party on!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TK_FiRm6ZK8

I used to live near the fine state of Delaware but never could think of reasons to go there.
Wilmington is a poor man's Trenton.


Party on? Let me guess, it's a tired retread of the Wayne's World clip... Amirite? How original. I guess if I lived in a backwater wasteland like the Lehigh Valley where we were still stuck two decades in the past trying to live up to the lofty expectations of the chicken hawks down the road while propping up a fossil for a head coach, I'd take whatever low hanging fruit I could find in an attempt to survive the apocalypse coming this Saturday. It's fine, I get it. I guess decades of playing the Little Sisters of the Poor on Saturday's have clouded your judgement Beth, but make no mistake about it, this will not be over quickly, and you will not enjoy this.
Andy

Hah, hah and he's just gettin' started....   Gotta admit, great line from bpard.  Opening round decision goes to the man from Bethlehem.

Can't wait for the Hens to lay a big blue egg on Saturday.  The Shock the World - 2016 tour continuuuuues....  Pards Roll!
Leopard Loyalist

bethlehempard wrote:
Or just 10 seconds, party on!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TK_FiRm6ZK8

I used to live near the fine state of Delaware but never could think of reasons to go there.
Wilmington is a poor man's Trenton.


As someone who grew up in Wilmington, I represent that remark. Trenton is a state capital, to be sure, but Wilmington is (was) the chemical capital of the world.
bethlehempard

Interesting things about Delaware (really):
1-Was a reason for Keeler's firing ever given?
2-The endless "Should we move up to the big time?" debate.
With an enrollment of about 2,400, FCS football is a stretch for Lafayette.
With an enrollment of about 23,000, it's a stoop for UD and leaves their fans wondering about their place in the football world.
3-The sad story of Jeff Komlo, one of the greatest Blue Hens.
There are many interesting sites near Wilmington, such as the Escherick Studio, Wyeth Country, Longwood Gardens and Valley Forge. All are across the border, in Pennsylvania.
SIDELINER

Josh Davis was moved to wide receiver in the spring already, and he had a pretty god spring camp. He is very athletic and has better-than-average hands.

The No. 3 quarterback right now is freshman Austin McCrum.

Here is Paul Reinhard's story and Brad Wilson's from the media lunch.

http://www.mcall.com/sports/colle...football-0906-20160906-story.html

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/l..._rock_the.html#incart_river_index
killaBee

Sept. 10th The Hens will go down!!!

Gooooooooo Pardsssssssssssss
Andy

SIDELINER wrote:
Josh Davis was moved to wide receiver in the spring already, and he had a pretty god spring camp. He is very athletic and has better-than-average hands.

The No. 3 quarterback right now is freshman Austin McCrum.

Here is Paul Reinhard's story and Brad Wilson's from the media lunch.

http://www.mcall.com/sports/colle...football-0906-20160906-story.html

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/l..._rock_the.html#incart_river_index


Not an urgent issue right now, but I'd be interested in whom among Cepeda, Labudev, Draeland will opt to take their medical redshirt?

I like that several of the guys this week have bought into the "forget last week, one game at a time" philosophy.  Seems like a tight knit group, too, not something we've always seen.  Go Pards!
Andy

SIDELINER wrote:
Josh Davis was moved to wide receiver in the spring already, and he had a pretty god spring camp. He is very athletic and has better-than-average hands.

The No. 3 quarterback right now is freshman Austin McCrum.

Here is Paul Reinhard's story and Brad Wilson's from the media lunch.

http://www.mcall.com/sports/colle...football-0906-20160906-story.html

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/l..._rock_the.html#incart_river_index


Have to like the depth at WR. Even with 4 wide say Mrazek, YT, Franzese, Wadsworth, that leaves a talented experienced group of Joey, Vangelas, Rocco, now Davis and the young guys.
killaBee

Re: EARLY SCOUTING REPORT
Postby KingofKings1 on Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:26 pm

Maybe this year Lafayette will actually score a touchdown.  

You know your program is bad when by September 2nd you've already equaled your previous season's win total. Lafayette has had great success against Delaware with their last win coming in 1960.



This rubbish is from the Delaware board, with only 8 - 11 attempts for 61 yards passing , against Delaware State Univ. football program who has been 3 and 30 in the last 2 years.
I dont see how they can feel so confident.
 
They really fear the Leopards, so much that they are just  rambling..

The Leopards will win against the hens.

The Count down to the beat down!!!!!!!! Sept 10th..

Down goes the Hens...
Pardsfriend

Wideout(s)

Moving a Qb to wideout is rather common, at the collegiate and high school levels. My own kid went from qb to wo.  The positions have common features, namely handling the ball frequently, ball exchanges, and eye to hand coordination.  And teams never have enough possession receivers.  Having seen #12 at wideout in practice, I consider this a smart move by the coaching staff.  And remember, he already has an intimate familiarity with the offense.

 Moving forward to UDel, I'm firmly convinced the game will be decided by both our OL and DL.  Their play, combined with our efficiency in "shortening" the field, (convert turnovers into points), will determine our success on Saturday.
superman7515

killaBee wrote:
This rubbish is from the Delaware board, with only 8 - 11 attempts for 61 yards passing , against Delaware State Univ. football program who has been 3 and 30 in the last 2 years.
I dont see how they can feel so confident.
 
They really fear the Leopards, so much that they are just  rambling..

The Leopards will win against the hens.

The Count down to the beat down!!!!!!!! Sept 10th..

Down goes the Hens...


Don't wish away your days KB, take them in, enjoy them, savor them like a fine medium rare steak on a stone at Valenca. Right now you have hope... Hope that your team can be relevant, if even for just a fleeting moment, for the first time since televisions overtook radio. Hope that your offense can replicate their phenomenal 22 net yards rushing from last week against those national titans from Central Connecticut. Hope that your head coaches car will break down on the way to the game so someone will slip a new page into the playbook you've been using since Bill Clinton was in office. Right now, all the world is your oyster. The sky is a little bluer, the flowers smell more aromatic, every day is a holiday and every meal a feast... But soon, much sooner than you would like, reality is coming to call. The suffocating reality that you spun the wheel and made the deal, and now the last heavyweight left on the east coast is coming to town. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face, KB, and when you line up on September 10th against the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens and Dave Brock Lesnar, the dream is over. The last ten times the Blue Hens came to Easton, LaffyTaffy averaged under 4 points a game... And you have the nerve to cast aspersions at Delaware State? You're lucky we don't send them up there to take care of our light work.
killaBee

I was wondering how long it would take for you to come out...  Have a safe trip up.. ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIME!!!


http://www.gohens.net/boards/view...php?f=15&t=20819&start=45


BASUDA - TRANSLATION SPANISH TO ENGLISH.....TRASH!!!
Pards Rule

SIDELINER wrote:
Just as a matter of clarification, Delaware did win a Division I-AA (the former name of FCS) national championship in 2003 and played for national titles in 2007 and 2010. Coach then was Emmaus native K.C. Keeler, who is now at Sam Houston State, the team that ousted Colgate last year.

That's not to say the Blue Hens are invincible. The Leopards had them in their sights last year but didn't get it done.


Yes and a mere year later we played an excellent game and only lost in the 2004 playoff first game at the 2:00 mark with fumble returned some 80 yards for clinching TD, 28-14. I think it was that Mondo?
Pards Rule

superman7515 wrote:
killaBee wrote:
This rubbish is from the Delaware board, with only 8 - 11 attempts for 61 yards passing , against Delaware State Univ. football program who has been 3 and 30 in the last 2 years.
I dont see how they can feel so confident.
 
They really fear the Leopards, so much that they are just  rambling..

The Leopards will win against the hens.

The Count down to the beat down!!!!!!!! Sept 10th..

Down goes the Hens...


Don't wish away your days KB, take them in, enjoy them, savor them like a fine medium rare steak on a stone at Valenca. Right now you have hope... Hope that your team can be relevant, if even for just a fleeting moment, for the first time since televisions overtook radio. Hope that your offense can replicate their phenomenal 22 net yards rushing from last week against those national titans from Central Connecticut. Hope that your head coaches car will break down on the way to the game so someone will slip a new page into the playbook you've been using since Bill Clinton was in office. Right now, all the world is your oyster. The sky is a little bluer, the flowers smell more aromatic, every day is a holiday and every meal a feast... But soon, much sooner than you would like, reality is coming to call. The suffocating reality that you spun the wheel and made the deal, and now the last heavyweight left on the east coast is coming to town. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face, KB, and when you line up on September 10th against the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens and Dave Brock Lesnar, the dream is over. The last ten times the Blue Hens came to Easton, LaffyTaffy averaged under 4 points a game... And you have the nerve to cast aspersions at Delaware State? You're lucky we don't send them up there to take care of our light work.


Hey SM..its time you arrived. Well it seems this year I wont have to hunt for garbage bags at the Hen tailgate section, empty out said garbage and use as poncho. I recall last year your folks (as I visited the tailgate section outside the gate) saying we had a fighting chance - which was correct. I guess now we have to focus on that TB who amassed 212 last week. Any other changes from 2015?
Pards Rule

Leopard Loyalist wrote:
bethlehempard wrote:
Or just 10 seconds, party on!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TK_FiRm6ZK8

I used to live near the fine state of Delaware but never could think of reasons to go there.
Wilmington is a poor man's Trenton.


As someone who grew up in Wilmington, I represent that remark. Trenton is a state capital, to be sure, but Wilmington is (was) the chemical capital of the world.


Haha I worked at Bank of America there for a year and a half at 1100 French Street. Commuting from Cherry Hill NJ, I would slip over Barry Bridge and come down 95 and take 495 and enter into Wilmington via 12th Street from 495. I recall telling locals I worked with this route and they were like "are you crazy!"..These were African American co-workers who were very concerned for my safety, particularly in winter when it got dark at 5PM or earlier on overcast days! I usually also finished up around 5:30 or 6 and they knew this too! Didnt faze me in the least!
Pards Rule

Line from their board is UD +11
Bogus Megapardus

Pards Rule wrote:
Line from their board is UD +11


. . . which line they lifted from our board. Cool
Pards Rule

OK, is that a Vegas line? seems reasonable - we lost last year by 10, 19-9.
Bogus Megapardus

Pards Rule wrote:
OK, is that a Vegas line? seems reasonable - we lost last year by 10, 19-9.


Week 2 Sportsbook:

Fordham (-38½) vs Elizabeth City State o/u 67½

Duquesne (-5) vs Bucknell o/u 40½

Georgetown (-6) at Marist o/u 42½

Villanova (-12½) vs Lehigh o/u 54½

Delaware (-11) at Lafayette o/u 36½

New Hampshire (-1½) vs Holy Cross o/u 52½


From 5Dimes.eu which is based in San Jose, Costa Rica.  FCS lines usually come out Tuesdays.
Bogus Megapardus

From BlueHens.net:
    "These guys live in a fantasy world. Being gracious or complementary of a team they haven't beaten in 56 years apparently isn't their thing. If you read their board you'd think they were the greatest team in the history of college football that could easily handle Alabama."

This guy didn't do so well on his reading comprehension scores, did he?  Of course Delaware likely will win this game and 11 points seems about right.  Delaware has a near-legendary 1-AA/FCS program and many loyal fans.  Everyone here recognizes that.

Posters here will point out the strengths and weaknesses of each team but I'm not sure anyone - here on OUR board - has an obligation to be "gracious or complementary" of the Blue Hens.  We want to win this game and we're not playing it merely for the sake of playing a challenging team.

Gracious and complementary?  I have to wonder if they've ever seen the way we treat Harvard and Penn and Princeton on this board (not to mention Lehigh/Holy Cross/Colgate/Bucknell).  In comparison I think we're actually quite gracious and complementary. Laughing


EDIT - Looking over it again, I gotta say those Delaware fans have nothing whatsoever in common with W&M fans. Rolling Eyes


Bogus Megapardus

This is my new friend, Delaware Derp.  He's all about gracious and complimentary.






superman7515

Pards Rule wrote:
Haha I worked at Bank of America there for a year and a half at 1100 French Street. Commuting from Cherry Hill NJ, I would slip over Barry Bridge and come down 95 and take 495 and enter into Wilmington via 12th Street from 495. I recall telling locals I worked with this route and they were like "are you crazy!"..These were African American co-workers who were very concerned for my safety, particularly in winter when it got dark at 5PM or earlier on overcast days! I usually also finished up around 5:30 or 6 and they knew this too! Didnt faze me in the least!


Oh look, PR has street cred with the Ivy-Lite crowd now because he once worked in the vicinity of one of those colored fellows.

Bogus Megapardus

Derpy say . . . Whaaa?  Huhhh?
superman7515

Pards Rule wrote:
Hey SM..its time you arrived. Well it seems this year I wont have to hunt for garbage bags at the Hen tailgate section, empty out said garbage and use as poncho. I recall last year your folks (as I visited the tailgate section outside the gate) saying we had a fighting chance - which was correct. I guess now we have to focus on that TB who amassed 212 last week. Any other changes from 2015?


Doesn't look like rain will be an issue, but 91 degrees that day, you may leave just as wet. I asked for restaurant recommendations and Bogie & Andy gave me a half dozen options that all look pretty good, so I hope someone has a forklift handy to help me into the bed of the truck.

Wes Hills (212 yards rushing) is the real deal, but he missed basically the entire year last season after a foot injury in the opener, but Thomas Jefferson (70 yards rushing last week) filled in fairly well for him last year and shouldn't be overlooked. The o-line seemed pretty solid, then again, the Millersville Marauders would look pretty solid against the Hornets this year as they have around 40 freshmen on the team.

Still pretty concerned about the passing game, Coach Brock has lost any benefit of the doubt at this point, and absolutely nothing from game one showed me that it's turned the corner. Were we running it because we could, or because we can't throw? Until I see it, I believe nothing about that portion of the offense. Diante Cherry (WR) has plenty of speed, but there always seemed to be a disconnect last year. Wrong routes by the WR or the QB? Guys would be wide-open and Walker would miss them with a tendency to lock onto the primary receiver until it was too late or he took off trying to run.

Defense looks pretty stout, added Troy Reeder who played his high school ball in Delaware (his little brother is also on the team). Troy transferred in from Penn State where he was first team Freshman All-Big 10 and second team Freshman All-American, so certainly a plus there.

Special teams took a hit with our kicker leaving early to go pro. The new kicker, Frank Raggo, hit all of his extra points, but one line drive XP looked like it was half an inch from hitting the cross bar, and he missed his only FG attempt. Vinny Papale returning punts should add a little trivia flair for you Iggles fans that want to pull that card out at the tailgate/in the stands. Should be a good game, definitely closer than last week.

Now excuse me, I need to get back into character...
Pards Rule

superman7515 wrote:
Pards Rule wrote:
Haha I worked at Bank of America there for a year and a half at 1100 French Street. Commuting from Cherry Hill NJ, I would slip over Barry Bridge and come down 95 and take 495 and enter into Wilmington via 12th Street from 495. I recall telling locals I worked with this route and they were like "are you crazy!"..These were African American co-workers who were very concerned for my safety, particularly in winter when it got dark at 5PM or earlier on overcast days! I usually also finished up around 5:30 or 6 and they knew this too! Didnt faze me in the least!


Oh look, PR has street cred with the Ivy-Lite crowd now because he once worked in the vicinity of one of those colored fellows.




HEY THATS HIM!! HOW DID YOU FIND MY FRIEND! WE HAVE TO CONNECT ON FB!
killaBee

Chicken a la mode
Chicken fu yung
Chicken and spam
Chicken and dumplings
Chicken parm
Chicken and waffles...... Etc.
Denti moore chicken stew
Fried chicken

The leopards will feast on Sept. 10th...  

THE CHICKEN FEAST BOWL.... Sept 10th..

Down goes the blue chickens...
Pards Rule

Andy/Bogey, Im bring about a half dozen souls to the game and usually stop somewhere along 611 returning back but this time we would probably prefer early dinner. As the mix has changed, what are you recommending?
bethlehempard

Sette Luna is great for thin crust individual pizzas. I go with the basic margharita (spelling?) made with San Marzano tomatoes. If my kid's game is done in time, I'll be there.
The other place near there, similar fare, is supposed to be good. I don't know if it has a bar. I can't recall the name.
Valencia is good, it takes a bit of time which might not be a good idea.
For very casual fare, Cheeburger Cheeburger has the most salty French fries I've ever tasted. That's not good.
I haven't been to Maxim's.
BTW PR I think I last saw you at the no-throw-first-half Colgate loss in 2013. Having just discovered what Drew could do, LC decided to throw three times (four?) in the first half.
Also the Maroon and White Sea parted for a Colgate return TD. The big second half wasn't quite enough.
You've seen my car since then but I wasn't in it.
If you arrive early enough there are casual options at the Easton Public Market. Pizza, noodles, barbecue, beer. Don't call it the Farmers' Market, the vendors get angry.
As for Delaware, if we win, I will need the guy sitting next to me to pinch me so I know it's real. Are there any volunteers?
BTW Vince Papale is a great guy who went out of his way to be kind to my younger brother after a family tragedy. I'd run through walls for that guy.
Pards Rule

bethlehempard wrote:
Sette Luna is great for thin crust individual pizzas. I go with the basic margharita (spelling?) made with San Marzano tomatoes. If my kid's game is done in time, I'll be there.
The other place near there, similar fare, is supposed to be good. I don't know if it has a bar. I can't recall the name.
Valencia is good, it takes a bit of time which might not be a good idea.
For very casual fare, Cheeburger Cheeburger has the most salty French fries I've ever tasted. That's not good.
I haven't been to Maxim's.
BTW PR I think I last saw you at the no-throw-first-half Colgate loss in 2013. Having just discovered what Drew could do, LC decided to throw three times (four?) in the first half.
Also the Maroon and White Sea parted for a Colgate return TD. The big second half wasn't quite enough.
You've seen my car since then but I wasn't in it.
If you arrive early enough there are casual options at the Easton Public Market. Pizza, noodles, barbecue, beer. Don't call it the Farmers' Market, the vendors get angry.
As for Delaware, if we win, I will need the guy sitting next to me to pinch me so I know it's real. Are there any volunteers?
BTW Vince Papale is a great guy who went out of his way to be kind to my younger brother after a family tragedy. I'd run through walls for that guy.


Thx BP and I do believe youre correct about Colgate and the car! Yes, I have my own Vince connection: my late dad was part owner of the Marlton Circle NJ Autowash and they had recently opened a quick lube too and hired him for the day to mingle with the patrons..I believe I was at LC in semester so I didnt get to meet him but it was a good day I heard. We also had a regular customer in Joe Pisarcik who lived in nearby Medford, NJ. Ironically former Eagle LB Ron Porter from the mid 70s under McCormick (RIP) bought the wash/lube on Dec, 31, 1988.
killaBee

PARDS RULE,

Looking forward to seeing you again.. Ill be under the Markle,  It would be a pleasure for us to enjoy together some of the Pre-game festivities.

Oh and did I mention,, Down goes the chickens...
ed65

Having sat through the 60 point thumping of the Leopards by Del. many years ago (and consuming large amounts of booze when that was not such a sin at Fisher), I wondered why we were playing them.  I guess it had something to do with the long departed Middle Atlantic Conference at the time.  I still wonder why we are playing them.  Bruce explains it by saying we need to beat good teams for playoff reasons but LC is far far away from being a playoff team these days.  So why are we playing Delaware - the questions remains.  If somehow LC pulls out a win, it will be a monstrous upset and one to savor for sure.  Good luck boys - and, yes, I have no respect for schools like Delaware who can recruit without a thought toward academics.
bethlehempard

James Madison beat Morehead State of the Pioneer League 80-7 last week. Next up for No. 12 JMU is Central Connecticut at 4 p.m. Saturday. That gives us two hours to connect the dots and try to figure out a little where Lafayette stands before the Delaware game.
Morehead State is the alma mater of Phil Simms.
UD has some excellent programs, but as far as recruiting I don't know if they lower their standards significantly.
Lafalum

ed65 wrote:
Having sat through the 60 point thumping of the Leopards by Del. many years ago (and consuming large amounts of booze when that was not such a sin at Fisher), I wondered why we were playing them.  I guess it had something to do with the long departed Middle Atlantic Conference at the time.  I still wonder why we are playing them.  Bruce explains it by saying we need to beat good teams for playoff reasons but LC is far far away from being a playoff team these days.  So why are we playing Delaware - the questions remains.  If somehow LC pulls out a win, it will be a monstrous upset and one to savor for sure.  Good luck boys - and, yes, I have no respect for schools like Delaware who can recruit without a thought toward academics.


I remember the game well. The coaches found a key that showed where Delaware was going to run and they still killed us. Year of the 100th game 6-6.
I think we have a shot this year!!
ed65

bethlehempard wrote:
James Madison beat Morehead State of the Pioneer League 80-7 last week. Next up for No. 12 JMU is Central Connecticut at 4 p.m. Saturday. That gives us two hours to connect the dots and try to figure out a little where Lafayette stands before the Delaware game.
Morehead State is the alma mater of Phil Simms.
UD has some excellent programs, but as far as recruiting I don't know if they lower their standards significantly.


With all due respect to bethlempard (my grandfather grew up in Bethlehem) , I would be surprised if they have any academic standards at all.
Pards Rule

ed65 wrote:
Having sat through the 60 point thumping of the Leopards by Del. many years ago (and consuming large amounts of booze when that was not such a sin at Fisher), I wondered why we were playing them.  I guess it had something to do with the long departed Middle Atlantic Conference at the time.  I still wonder why we are playing them.  Bruce explains it by saying we need to beat good teams for playoff reasons but LC is far far away from being a playoff team these days.  So why are we playing Delaware - the questions remains.  If somehow LC pulls out a win, it will be a monstrous upset and one to savor for sure.  Good luck boys - and, yes, I have no respect for schools like Delaware who can recruit without a thought toward academics.


I submit that these schedules are developed and agreed to some years in advance so I assume this was conjured up during the "heady" days of 2013 when we upset Fordham and Lehigh back to back and got into the playoffs (albeit at 5-6!). I dont disagree with the philosophy of Bruce and dont think we should be scheduling creampuffs for OOC games. I know this year, looking at the schedule, is a very tough one but it is what it is and we cant change it now. So lets focus on the next game cause we're in trouble if we look ahead OR behind.
Pards Rule

killaBee wrote:
PARDS RULE,

Looking forward to seeing you again.. Ill be under the Markle,  It would be a pleasure for us to enjoy together some of the Pre-game festivities.

Oh and did I mention,, Down goes the chickens...


Indeed, KB! A reunion of sorts!! I'll bring the garbage bags  Smile
NewXbo

If you want to be the best, you have to play the best.
Andy

IMO, stated previously, this difficult schedule came at a bad time for a team trying to bounce back from a disaster. That being said, Delaware is a great opponent for us. Like most CAA, they bring redshirts, transfers, unrestrained by an AI, but hopefully we're getting more competitive with scholarships.  Time has proven that maybe Coach T was behind the league a bit in acclimating to scholarship recruiting, but the last few years under Coach Phil have seemed very competitive vs other PL classes.  

The future schedules in the media guide show a trend toward being less difficult, a bit, but guessing the open dates will be filled with stretch money games, which I'm not crazy about.

Anyway, opportunity for a big win this week.  Let's GO!
BillS

Andy wrote:
IMO, stated previously, this difficult schedule came at a bad time for a team trying to bounce back from a disaster. That being said, Delaware is a great opponent for us. Like most CAA, they bring redshirts, transfers, unrestrained by an AI, but hopefully we're getting more competitive with scholarships.  Time has proven that maybe Coach T was behind the league a bit in acclimating to scholarship recruiting, but the last few years under Coach Phil have seemed very competitive vs other PL classes.  

The future schedules in the media guide show a trend toward being less difficult, a bit, but guessing the open dates will be filled with stretch money games, which I'm not crazy about.

Anyway, opportunity for a big win this week.  Let's GO!
Maybe the big money games might help recruiting? Looking at Gate and HC future schedules it appears it's  helping their recruiting.
bethlehempard

At Gate, winning helps recruiting. That playoff run helps them a lot.
Pards Rule

Andy wrote:
IMO, stated previously, this difficult schedule came at a bad time for a team trying to bounce back from a disaster. That being said, Delaware is a great opponent for us. Like most CAA, they bring redshirts, transfers, unrestrained by an AI, but hopefully we're getting more competitive with scholarships.  Time has proven that maybe Coach T was behind the league a bit in acclimating to scholarship recruiting, but the last few years under Coach Phil have seemed very competitive vs other PL classes.  

The future schedules in the media guide show a trend toward being less difficult, a bit, but guessing the open dates will be filled with stretch money games, which I'm not crazy about.

Anyway, opportunity for a big win this week.  Let's GO!


Exactly and you know what we have NOTHING to lose now - we are where we were last year first game into the season - one win! House money!  Go claw Pards!!
superman7515

ed65 wrote:
Having sat through the 60 point thumping of the Leopards by Del. many years ago (and consuming large amounts of booze when that was not such a sin at Fisher), I wondered why we were playing them.  I guess it had something to do with the long departed Middle Atlantic Conference at the time.  I still wonder why we are playing them.  Bruce explains it by saying we need to beat good teams for playoff reasons but LC is far far away from being a playoff team these days.  So why are we playing Delaware - the questions remains.  If somehow LC pulls out a win, it will be a monstrous upset and one to savor for sure.  Good luck boys - and, yes, I have no respect for schools like Delaware who can recruit without a thought toward academics.


Dude, we get it, calm down. You couldn't get into a real Ivy, so you went Ivy Lite. Then when they finally realized they couldn't compete there after decades of trying to be Dartmouth with less character, they flipped the script on you, and now you're CAA Lite. Same cast of characters, just playing second fiddle to a new master. You should be happy about that, maybe you can put together a decent season someday, get matched up with Marist in the first round, and finally get that first playoff win in... ever. It's cool man, no one is asking them to win anything that matters. You can keep living in your hole, working at the used car lot, watching the world pass you by, dreaming of the days of yore...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvC6k925kpA

You're pretty close to Philly, there's nothing you enjoy more than not winning championships. No one is asking you to change, you can keep going full steam ahead toward that 100 year anniversary since your last national title. It's right there... Within reach... Make that dream come true little butterfly!

"Don't worry, there will be no Blue Hens victories, comrades! There will be no Blue Hens touchdowns, comrades! Newark, Delaware is kaput! Delaware Stadium is kaput! Tubby Raymond is kaput!"



Wait a minute... that looks awfully familiar...

Andy

Guys, any idea how many games Rhode Island won last year?  Um, 1.

Any idea whom they beat? The opponent they shut out?  Mmmmhmmmm, yup. Think Supe was squawking on their board leading up to that one?

The year before that the Hens lost to (EDIT) SHU.

Why schedule Transfer U if beating them has no cache. This UD program is in the crapper.

Take the Pards all day long.
bethlehempard

Dave Brock: 18-18 since taking over for Keeler (who once said Delaware was "the LSU, the Florida" of 1AA.)
The win over mighty Delaware State evened out his record.
Keeler was 24-13 in his last three seasons before being fired.
Brock is not a fan favorite. Far from it.
This fourth year could be it. Brock is 11-13 in the conference and has not finished higher than fifth. Meanwhile UD continues its decades-long wailing, keening and gnashing of teeth over their spot in the football world. Yet right now they can't even compete in the CAA. With a student body of 18,500 undergraduates.
As for academics, etc., the usual Patriot League playbook is to comment on disparities in selectivity, transfers, arrests and mid-career salaries only after a loss to a non-Ivy, but the evidence is clear.
I will admit, I have friends who went to Delaware, but this is an anonymous board.
Even they are sick of their own fans whining.

(While I enjoy the history lesson above, the incredible truth about Frank is that there's nothing to be said about him that hasn't been said, in a worse way, right here. Sort of like Brock, on UD boards; he's the least popular Delaware coach since before I was born. Unlike Brock, FT has won titles).
Bogus Megapardus

Andy wrote:

The year before that the Hens lost to CCSU.



Derpy say . . . uh-oh
bethlehempard

Somebody asked about parking?
Get there by 3, you can usually get a prime spot. By 4 you can still park near the stadium.
And remember, this isn't Newark or beautiful Wilmington.

There is no need to leave the car doors unlocked, windows down and "8-Track Player Already Stolen" sign behind the windshield.

The few local UD graduates rarely smash into a car to steal your generic cigarettes and the two quarters in the seats.

I love Wilmington. You get off the highway and there's no exit ramp or service road, you're in a neighborhood of little brick houses.
Then check in at a hotel.
Then walk downtown, but there is no downtown.
Then find a place to buy alcohol because there is nothing else to do there but drink oneself into besottedness and pay through the slot under the bulletproof glass at the liquor store.
I love that place!
Andy

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
Andy wrote:

The year before that the Hens lost to CCSU.



Derpy say . . . uh-oh


Sorry, it was Sacred Heart.

CCSU beat Towson, who beat you know who....
TruePatriot

Lots of talk considering Lafayette couldn't beat that horrible program in the crapper and hasn't since 1950.

If Delaware is such a horrible team then beating them shouldn't be important, right?

Rolling Eyes
Franks Tanks

ed65 wrote:
Having sat through the 60 point thumping of the Leopards by Del. many years ago (and consuming large amounts of booze when that was not such a sin at Fisher), I wondered why we were playing them.  I guess it had something to do with the long departed Middle Atlantic Conference at the time.  I still wonder why we are playing them.  Bruce explains it by saying we need to beat good teams for playoff reasons but LC is far far away from being a playoff team these days.  So why are we playing Delaware - the questions remains.  If somehow LC pulls out a win, it will be a monstrous upset and one to savor for sure.  Good luck boys - and, yes, I have no respect for schools like Delaware who can recruit without a thought toward academics.


I respectfully disagree.  Delaware is in the same division as Lafayette.  Delaware gives 3 more scholarships than we do.  Not only can we compete with them, we should compete with them.  I wouldn't expect a win every occasion, but Lafayette as a program should compete with Delaware, and should beat them on a fairly regular basis (such as 1/3 of the time).  

Beating a mediocre Delaware team would be a very solid and satisfying win, but it would be a mild upset.
TruePatriot

You should beat them on a "fairly regular basis" based upon what? Your lack of playoff wins as a program? Your lack of wins against Delaware (0-12 since 1960)? Your impressive 1-10 season (that this horrible Delaware team beat you in). Obviously only Lafayette has improved since 2015, and not Delaware. Evidence of this is the impressive 2 TD win and 22 rushing yards against powerhouse Central CT State.

If you're going to proclaim dominance maybe you should, I don't know, actually beat them once in the past half century?

bison137

Franks Tanks wrote:
ed65 wrote:
Having sat through the 60 point thumping of the Leopards by Del. many years ago (and consuming large amounts of booze when that was not such a sin at Fisher), I wondered why we were playing them.  I guess it had something to do with the long departed Middle Atlantic Conference at the time.  I still wonder why we are playing them.  Bruce explains it by saying we need to beat good teams for playoff reasons but LC is far far away from being a playoff team these days.  So why are we playing Delaware - the questions remains.  If somehow LC pulls out a win, it will be a monstrous upset and one to savor for sure.  Good luck boys - and, yes, I have no respect for schools like Delaware who can recruit without a thought toward academics.


I respectfully disagree.  Delaware is in the same division as Lafayette.  Delaware gives 3 more scholarships than we do.  Not only can we compete with them, we should compete with them.  I wouldn't expect a win every occasion, but Lafayette as a program should compete with Delaware, and should beat them on a fairly regular basis (such as 1/3 of the time).  


I think that is pretty optimistic considering that Delaware has absolutely no academic standards she it comes to athletes.   Their pool of potential players is about 10x that of Lafayette or Bucknell etc.

Beating a mediocre Delaware team would be a very solid and satisfying win, but it would be a mild upset.
superman7515

Andy wrote:
Sorry, it was Sacred Heart.

CCSU beat Towson, who beat you know who....


I know Laffy isn't trying to disparage someone for losing to Sacred Heart given their stellar performances in the past in that same position... Besides, we had no idea what was going on. We didn't think that was a real game, we were under the impression Sacred Heart was some sort of children's group sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the Shriner's. Think it was some sort of charity event, we had them score on the first drive and then let them get back to their studies and let the kids from the Delaware School for the Deaf line up. Those middle school kids are tough and put up a hell of a fight, holding Sacred Heart to just 10 points, but when we tried to call an audible late in the game to get the go ahead score...
bethlehempard

I have to agree with Frank's Tanks on this one. Once Lafayette accepts an FCS game, that's our opponent regardless of differences in the schools.
I don't care for D3 games or FBS games.
This schedule is what giving scholarships was supposed to lead to. Some unfortunate timing created this year's potentially hellish agenda but if we had an NEC or PFL school instead of Army, prospects would be better.
What's done is done and I hope the game at Michie is memorable for the players and fans.
Franks Tanks

TruePatriot wrote:
You should beat them on a "fairly regular basis" based upon what? Your lack of playoff wins as a program? Your lack of wins against Delaware (0-12 since 1960)? Your impressive 1-10 season (that this horrible Delaware team beat you in). Obviously only Lafayette has improved since 2015, and not Delaware. Evidence of this is the impressive 2 TD win and 22 rushing yards against powerhouse Central CT State.

If you're going to proclaim dominance maybe you should, I don't know, actually beat them once in the past half century?



I'm wasn't even speaking to you, and don't care what you think.  Yes, a 60 scholarship Lafayette should beat Delaware, or Nova or Towson something like 1/3 of the time.  I'm sure Delaware is better than last year, it would be darn hard not to be.
TruePatriot

Delaware has no academic standards, yet 6 current Blue Hens had offers from Lafayette. They've also offered 3 players that Lafayette has also offered for the 2017 recruiting class.

Other current or recent players also had offers from Fordham, Colgate, Wofford, Air Force, Dartmouth, Bucknell, Columbia, Lehigh, Army, Villanova, and William & Mary, Duke, Boston College,

Yep, zero academic standards in Newark.

Nice to see that the assumption that there is transitive property in college football is alive and well in the Lehigh Valley, along with the Crayola Experience and most likely some meth labs.
TruePatriot

Franks Tanks wrote:


I'm wasn't even speaking to you, and don't care what you think.  Yes, a 60 scholarship Lafayette should beat Delaware, or Nova or Towson something like 1/3 of the time.  I'm sure Delaware is better than last year, it would be darn hard not to be.



Since there is an obsession with transitive property I'll play along: Delaware also beat two playoff teams. In a conference considerably better than the Patriot League.

How many playoff teams did Lafayette beat? A 1-10 Wagner team (powerhouse) was your only win of 2015. Not something to be chest thumping about. Who was 1-10 Wagner's only win? The impressive national powerhouse Central Connecticut State Blue Devils. I'll take URI -6 against Wagner.

So Lafayette should beat Towson, Delaware, and Villanova 1/3rd of the time based on what exactly? Your tremendous 1 victory since 2005 (05 vs Richmond, 12 vs W&M) against the CAA?
bison137

TruePatriot wrote:
Delaware has no academic standards, yet 6 current Blue Hens had offers from Lafayette. They've also offered 3 players that Lafayette has also offered for the 2017 recruiting class.

Other current or recent players also had offers from Fordham, Colgate, Wofford, Air Force, Dartmouth, Bucknell, Columbia, Lehigh, Army, Villanova, and William & Mary, Duke, Boston College,

Yep, zero academic standards in Newark.

Nice to see that the assumption that there is transitive property in college football is alive and well in the Lehigh Valley, along with the Crayola Experience and most likely some meth labs.



You are delusional if you think Delaware football has any academic standards.  There are a few players who would be admissible at Lafayette or other good schools - but very few.
superman7515

bison137 wrote:
Franks Tanks wrote:
I respectfully disagree.  Delaware is in the same division as Lafayette.  Delaware gives 3 more scholarships than we do.  Not only can we compete with them, we should compete with them.  I wouldn't expect a win every occasion, but Lafayette as a program should compete with Delaware, and should beat them on a fairly regular basis (such as 1/3 of the time).  


I think that is pretty optimistic considering that Delaware has absolutely no academic standards she it comes to athletes.   Their pool of potential players is about 10x that of Lafayette or Bucknell etc.

Beating a mediocre Delaware team would be a very solid and satisfying win, but it would be a mild upset.


The guy who doesn't know how to operate the text box on a message board and ends up typing his reply in the middle of someone else's message is disparaging academics... This isn't new technology Little B.

But let's get straight to the point, this game was signed for one reason, and one reason only. You started giving scholarships and now you have to pay for them. Well that sure as hell isn't going to happen on the backs of the 6,000 fans that show up to your games, you know, not enough to even be top 10 in D2 where you belong. So your AD made a deal with the devil, he needs the money, and we need another preseason game before we start our run through the CAA. He said to himself, who can we bring in? Who can fill the seats? Marshall? Gone. Appalachian State? Gone. UMass? Gone. Georgia Southern? Gone. And then a little chill went down his spine... a little bead of sweat on his brow... and that sinking realization came upon him that there was only one choice. Ya see, whether you like it, or you don't, there's only one heavyweight fight left on the East Coast, and it comes wearing blue trunks. You needed a headliner, a showstopper, a main event... If you can't reach greatness yourself, I guess you can go for the cheerleader effect and hope your players looks better when standing next to a real team. To be the man, you've got to beat the man, and Laffy hasn't beaten the man since the Eisenhower administration. You stand there spouting off your AI's and your APR's and your SAT's... The next time there's a spelling bee at the end of the game, you let me know, and maybe I'll switch which side I lay my money on.

Ya see, it's been a long time since we had a cupcake as sweet as that LaffyTaffy we waltzed through last year. We had a little taste, but ya know something Little B, that taste just isn't filling us up right now. We gotta have a little more. We're sitting here thinking about just how easy it was, how easy it's always been, and how easy it's gonna be, and we're getting anxious. Anxious to put that 13th straight notch in the bedpost. Anxious to get warmed up for those real teams we start facing in a few weeks. Anxious to remind Frank Tavani of his effusive praise last year... He's impressed, he says. Impressed with Dave Brock Lesnar building this team the right way. Boy, whether it's the right way or the wrong way, it's our way and there isn't a damn thing you can do about it except stand there and watch the wrong side of your scoreboard go up and up.
bethlehempard

Do a Google search for "University of Delaware" "football" and "assault."
It's not pretty.
BTW Delaware isn't even a heavyweight in the CAA.
TruePatriot

So far I've heard how Delaware 1) Has no national championships 2) Has no academic standards 3) Lost to a team they didn't play in 2014. 4) Is a horrible program and Delaware as well as other CAA programs should be defeated 1/3rd of the time by Lafayette.

None of this is based on anything tangible or supported with facts.

In fact: Delaware has 6 national titles, Delaware and Lafayette have recruited some of the same players and in fact Delaware players have gotten scholarship offers from other Ivy and Patriot League schools, Delaware lost to a Top 25 SHU team that was coming off of a playoff appearance. Meanwhile, Lafayette has only won 2 games against the CAA since the start of the 2005 season.

What will the next piece of fiction writing be? We're all waiting down in Delaware in our outhouses and scrapple factories.
bethlehempard

If UD doesn't have a winning season will Brock be fired?
superman7515

bethlehempard wrote:
Do a Google search for "University of Delaware" "football" and "assault."
It's not pretty.


Do a Google search for "Lafayette College", "football", and "assault" ...


Andy

superman7515 wrote:
Andy wrote:
Sorry, it was Sacred Heart.

CCSU beat Towson, who beat you know who....


I know Laffy isn't trying to disparage someone for losing to Sacred Heart given their stellar performances in the past in that same position... Besides, we had no idea what was going on. We didn't think that was a real game, we were under the impression Sacred Heart was some sort of children's group sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the Shriner's. Think it was some sort of charity event, we had them score on the first drive and then let them get back to their studies and let the kids from the Delaware School for the Deaf line up. Those middle school kids are tough and put up a hell of a fight, holding Sacred Heart to just 10 points, but when we tried to call an audible late in the game to get the go ahead score...


Hah! Yeah, I wanted to go with something along those lines back then, too, but some wise ass would've surely pointed out that we'd played them in bball and therefore fully aware. So, that wasn't gonna cut it.  Ah, yeah, I think the intestinal virus had hit us pretty badly that week.....yeah, that was it....

Defrock Brock! Pluck those Hens!  Remember 2004!!!! (So close)
TruePatriot

bethlehempard wrote:
Do a Google search for "University of Delaware" "football" and "assault."
It's not pretty.
BTW Delaware isn't even a heavyweight in the CAA.


Not a heavyweight yet you LOST to them and couldn't score a single touchdown. How bad must YOU be, then?
bethlehempard

So really, if Delaware doesn't have a winning year, will Brick be fired?
TruePatriot

Most likely.

When was Lafayette's last winning season?

Keep in mind supposedly they should beat CAA teams 1/3rd of the time, apparently.
bethlehempard

Beating them one-third of the time is a lot to ask of a Patriot League school  when Brock's Mighty Blue Hens can't even beat the CAA half the time.  
Fifth. Fifth. Seventh. And out.
TruePatriot

You haven't had a winning season since 2009 and have exactly 0 playoff wins in program history, yet you continue to disparage a program that even in a poor year, Lafayette couldn't defeat.

4-7 in the CAA (including a game with FBS North Carolina and beating two playoff teams) > 1-10 in the Patsy League (including a game with national powerhouse Wagner)

Yep, the CAA is garbage, academic standards don't exist, and Delaware is a horrible football program with zero success. Beating them, however, will be your biggest win in program history.  Rolling Eyes

How many of you are actual Lafayette alums or are you all just drunken redneck Easton townies?
bethlehempard

A win Saturday would be big for the year but hardly the biggest in program history. Not even the biggest of the past few years.
Wins over Rutgers in that era were big and wins over league foes particularly Colgate and Lehigh are always big.
The UD/Nova rivalry seems to have lost its luster and the string of QBs ... There was a guy before Komlo ... Komlo. .. Brunner ... Gannon (met his family once, great people) ... Flacco ... Devlin? ... Seems to have stalled.
The Komlo saga, from starting in the NFL to doing hair implants in Greece, just crazy. Also Komlo wasn't a transfer, a point in his favor.
Most Lafayette people get up early and do useful things. I bid you adieu.
ed65

superman7515 wrote:
ed65 wrote:
Having sat through the 60 point thumping of the Leopards by Del. many years ago (and consuming large amounts of booze when that was not such a sin at Fisher), I wondered why we were playing them.  I guess it had something to do with the long departed Middle Atlantic Conference at the time.  I still wonder why we are playing them.  Bruce explains it by saying we need to beat good teams for playoff reasons but LC is far far away from being a playoff team these days.  So why are we playing Delaware - the questions remains.  If somehow LC pulls out a win, it will be a monstrous upset and one to savor for sure.  Good luck boys - and, yes, I have no respect for schools like Delaware who can recruit without a thought toward academics.


Dude, we get it, calm down. You couldn't get into a real Ivy, so you went Ivy Lite. Then when they finally realized they couldn't compete there after decades of trying to be Dartmouth with less character, they flipped the script on you, and now you're CAA Lite. Same cast of characters, just playing second fiddle to a new master. You should be happy about that, maybe you can put together a decent season someday, get matched up with Marist in the first round, and finally get that first playoff win in... ever. It's cool man, no one is asking them to win anything that matters. You can keep living in your hole, working at the used car lot, watching the world pass you by, dreaming of the days of yore...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvC6k925kpA

You're pretty close to Philly, there's nothing you enjoy more than not winning championships. No one is asking you to change, you can keep going full steam ahead toward that 100 year anniversary since your last national title. It's right there... Within reach... Make that dream come true little butterfly!

"Don't worry, there will be no Blue Hens victories, comrades! There will be no Blue Hens touchdowns, comrades! Newark, Delaware is kaput! Delaware Stadium is kaput! Tubby Raymond is kaput!"



Wait a minute... that looks awfully familiar...



Sorry Super:  I was accepted at 2 Ivies and chose to go to LC bec. they recruited me and due to a long held family antipathy toward Ivy League Schools.  I was not unusual in my day as a number of classmates turned down the Ivies as well.  Never assume, my friend.
TruePatriot

Much like the assumption that Delaware has no academic standards yet have numerous players who had Ivy and Patriot League offers?

Are they the same as your league, no, but to suggest they don't exist or that Delaware has not recruited students as opposed to just football players, is ignorant.

Then again most of this thread contains a lot of ignorance and bragging when it's not really warranted. Reality will set in around 9pm on Saturday.

Lafayette Football: Losing Builds Character.
ed65

TruePatriot wrote:
Delaware has no academic standards, yet 6 current Blue Hens had offers from Lafayette. They've also offered 3 players that Lafayette has also offered for the 2017 recruiting class.

Other current or recent players also had offers from Fordham, Colgate, Wofford, Air Force, Dartmouth, Bucknell, Columbia, Lehigh, Army, Villanova, and William & Mary, Duke, Boston College,

Yep, zero academic standards in Newark.

Nice to see that the assumption that there is transitive property in college football is alive and well in the Lehigh Valley, along with the Crayola Experience and most likely some meth labs.


What is "transitive property?"  Never heard of it.
ed65

TruePatriot wrote:
Much like the assumption that Delaware has no academic standards yet have numerous players who had Ivy and Patriot League offers?

Are they the same as your league, no, but to suggest they don't exist or that Delaware has not recruited students as opposed to just football players, is ignorant.

Then again most of this thread contains a lot of ignorance and bragging when it's not really warranted. Reality will set in around 9pm on Saturday.

Lafayette Football: Losing Builds Character.


Please let me amend my statement about the alleged academic standards at Delaware.  I should have said they have no academic standards when it comes to football, and that has been true for a very long time.

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