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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:07 pm

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Pardsfriend wrote:
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The entire football coaches bio section on GoLeopards.com now has been removed and replaced with a placeholder that reads, "Check back soon for information about the Lafayette football coaches."


fwiw ......good luck Coach

http://footballscoop.com/The-Scoop/
Very Happy Awesome!!!
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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:08 pm

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According to AGS, Elon's head coach just quit.  That could mean that Damian Wroblewski might be looking for an assistant coaching position.  Horrible timing on the part of the Elon coach.
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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:12 pm

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I believe Garrett has been offered the job, subject to contract negotiations.


Info proved out X.  Good snoopin'.

Congrats Coach G!

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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:25 pm

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Nothing new but some press nonetheless:

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ss...s_brother_taking_college_job.html

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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:28 pm

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Am I the only one not jumping up and down about this?  I was more happy about Frank's firing than this hire.  I'm trying to be positive and am open to convincing!  

To me he seems safe for the committee and admin.  He'll never insert foot in mouth and has all the connections.  I watched a little of Richmond's games and didn't see anything much different than what Fein tried to do.  He hasn't been anywhere long enough to build a body of work. Has he?

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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:32 pm

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Was holding out hope it was about Bruce's resignation.....guess not.


Tough to get too excited knowing Bruce and Fran are still tolerated. Let's get rid of all the dead wood.  All of it.

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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:40 pm

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edge29 wrote:
Am I the only one not jumping up and down about this? I was more happy about Frank's firing than this hire. I'm trying to be positive and am open to convincing!

To me he seems safe for the committee and admin. He'll never insert foot in mouth and has all the connections. I watched a little of Richmond's games and didn't see anything much different than what Fein tried to do. He hasn't been anywhere long enough to build a body of work. Has he?



Definitely excited.   Watch the tape again.  Watch the Oline schemes.   Much different.   Opens up the running game, which opens up the pass.    All aboard the Garrett Express, hesitate and be left at the station in Bethlehem.

To be honest, not sure I even blame Fein.   Frank lost his energy and the team.   Morale will make a big difference

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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:00 pm

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Congrats Head Coach John Garrett!!

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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:32 pm

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Andy wrote:
NewXbo wrote:
I believe Garrett has been offered the job, subject to contract negotiations.


Info proved out X. Good snoopin'.

Congrats Coach G!


Andy, will be sending you a PM on the unaccounted for women's basketball player you are looking for.
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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:51 pm

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Informed observers agreed after the Lehigh game that the talent and athleticism disparity between us and them was huge. The new coach has a disaster to fix and will need time.
Coach Russo's turnaround was spectacular and assisted by the Villanova transfers and some veterans.  
Garrett will have a lot less to work with.

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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:17 pm

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edge29 wrote:
Am I the only one not jumping up and down about this? I was more happy about Frank's firing than this hire. I'm trying to be positive and am open to convincing!


The first time I see a running play where the running back is actually moving forward instead of standing still for 2-3 seconds waiting for the QB to deliver the ball to him I'll be the one leading the G-A-R-R-E-T-T cheers
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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:47 pm

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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:03 am

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bethlehempard wrote:
Informed observers agreed after the Lehigh game that the talent and athleticism disparity between us and them was huge. The new coach has a disaster to fix and will need time.
Coach Russo's turnaround was spectacular and assisted by the Villanova transfers and some veterans.
Garrett will have a lot less to work with.



Seriously?  I do not wish to offend anyone, but if you watched that game (I was there, and I watched the tape) the difference in the two teams was not a gaping chasm.   It was primarily a QB with a great arm, and the ability to escape, schemes on the line, and most important, heart.    After the first 2 turnovers, the fight left the 'Pards in a hurry.   That's what happens when you have 3 wins in 2 seasons and a HC who is mailing it in.  

As Garrett said, we have to restore the confidence in the team.

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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:18 am

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PardDad71 wrote:
bethlehempard wrote:
Informed observers agreed after the Lehigh game that the talent and athleticism disparity between us and them was huge. The new coach has a disaster to fix and will need time.
Coach Russo's turnaround was spectacular and assisted by the Villanova transfers and some veterans.
Garrett will have a lot less to work with.



Seriously? I do not wish to offend anyone, but if you watched that game (I was there, and I watched the tape) the difference in the two teams was not a gaping chasm. It was primarily a QB with a great arm, and the ability to escape, schemes on the line, and most important, heart. After the first 2 turnovers, the fight left the 'Pards in a hurry. That's what happens when you have 3 wins in 2 seasons and a HC who is mailing it in.

As Garrett said, we have to restore the confidence in the team.


This team has the talent to win, no doubt in my mind. It will be interesting to see how the assistant coaching staff shakes out. He is interviewing next week and expects to have the bulk of the staff in place by early January. The players should be ready to work once the semester starts. Exciting times in Pardsville.

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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:27 am

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I'm not one of the informed individuals but I watched up close when this team got pushed around by Bucknell, which was stronger, faster and bigger. That was also an astounding view of FT's sideline demeanor and lack of communication.

Here is Brad Wilson's take on Lafayette's talent versus our least-favorite measuring stick, Lehigh:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.le...stands_his_grou.amp?client=safari

--But what really stood out was the talent differential and the athleticism advantage in the visitors' favor. Any relatively informed football observer who watched that first half would conclude Lehigh had a distinct edge in ability at every single position on the field except perhaps tight end--

Last year was a disaster. Only some real creative thinking can find any positives. Yes we have some guys who can play better but this team is at Ground Zero.

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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:16 am

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I don't think the talent is great on this team, but we are not as far away from Lehigh as Brad Wilson thinks.  We had a poor senior class unfortunantly.  On offense we had one starting linemen and our QB.  On defense we had a few solid guys on the DL, and one DB.  5 or 6 senior starters.  Our opponents had way more quality seniors, and that is where the real disparity in talent was evident.  Our classes have gotten better, and while I'm not prepared to say they are as good as any in the league, they are good enough to be much more competitive.  Also many kids barely developed.  QB's regressing, upperclass lineman failing to execute the simplest scheme, and guys taking atrocious angles on D and blowing coverages on the regular.  The coaching was so much worse than the rest of the league it was playing with one hand behind the back.  That is over.  Our head coach and staff will be as good as any in the league.  Have faith, we've already improved greatly.

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Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:25 am

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[quote="PardDad71:59000"]
Bogus Megapardus wrote:
PardDad71 wrote:
Success in 2017 is mandatory, which means at minimum 7-4 or 6-5 including wins over Princeton, Harvard or Lehigh.


6-5 is tough.

OOC: 2-3

Monmouth - Beat LU and Fordham last season
Sacred Heart - Scrappy but lets say a W
Villanova - Not out of the question, but at Philly. Going with a tough loss
Princeton - I do feel good about this game, but gotta play the %. Loss
Harvard - We will win this game

PL
Holy Cross - W. We should win this game
Fordham. Still a season away. tough loss
Bucknell. Homecoming. W
Gtown. W.
Colgate - Not yet. Expect the gate to be back in a big way next season
LU. This is the swing game. Get a W and we hit 6-5

Even at 5-6 I would take the improvement. 3 conference W are 2 more than the last 2 seasons........

Wish we had found a cupcake instead of Monmouth.


BTW, thanks Dad for pointing out the addition of Monmouth to the schedule, had been an open date, looks like they moved SHU back a week to fit Monmouth.  Not that this game wont be a big challenge, but can't say I mind not scheduling an FBS guarantee game. Coming off wins over top 2 PL teams, maybe down the road the PL will back off their affinity for scheduling these guys. Would prefer a program with an academic component.

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Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:32 pm

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NE Leopard wrote:
PardDad71 wrote:
bethlehempard wrote:
Informed observers agreed after the Lehigh game that the talent and athleticism disparity between us and them was huge. The new coach has a disaster to fix and will need time.
Coach Russo's turnaround was spectacular and assisted by the Villanova transfers and some veterans.
Garrett will have a lot less to work with.



Seriously? I do not wish to offend anyone, but if you watched that game (I was there, and I watched the tape) the difference in the two teams was not a gaping chasm. It was primarily a QB with a great arm, and the ability to escape, schemes on the line, and most important, heart. After the first 2 turnovers, the fight left the 'Pards in a hurry. That's what happens when you have 3 wins in 2 seasons and a HC who is mailing it in.

As Garrett said, we have to restore the confidence in the team.


This team has the talent to win, no doubt in my mind. It will be interesting to see how the assistant coaching staff shakes out. He is interviewing next week and expects to have the bulk of the staff in place by early January. The players should be ready to work once the semester starts. Exciting times in Pardsville.


 I talked with a former coach today who is intimately familiar with Lafayette football and the current college administration.  

 I asked him what his first impression(s) were regarding Coach Garrett, and whether he is the right fit for the Pards right now.  He also recognizes clearly the type of student-athlete that Lafayette recruits.  His observations were pointed, if not outright bright regarding Lafayette football and the tremendous support for the program.  Most importantly, he praised the college, and Alison Byerly for going outside the box to hire Garrett.  In his opinion, which I share, his recent experience in the CAA recruiting and coaching scholarship players placed him a step ahead of a large field of candidates.  He outlined the proximity of College Hill to NYC, and the inherent advantage that gives Garrett in recruiting.  

I trust my acquaintances' football acumen, and expect Coach Garrett to hit the ground running in recruiting right off the I-78 roadway, or has he said, "within an eight to ten hour drive" from Easton.

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Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:49 pm

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10 hour drive radius from Fisher Field (averaging 55 mph):

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Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:15 pm

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Pardsfriend wrote:
NE Leopard wrote:
PardDad71 wrote:
bethlehempard wrote:
Informed observers agreed after the Lehigh game that the talent and athleticism disparity between us and them was huge. The new coach has a disaster to fix and will need time.
Coach Russo's turnaround was spectacular and assisted by the Villanova transfers and some veterans.
Garrett will have a lot less to work with.



Seriously? I do not wish to offend anyone, but if you watched that game (I was there, and I watched the tape) the difference in the two teams was not a gaping chasm. It was primarily a QB with a great arm, and the ability to escape, schemes on the line, and most important, heart. After the first 2 turnovers, the fight left the 'Pards in a hurry. That's what happens when you have 3 wins in 2 seasons and a HC who is mailing it in.

As Garrett said, we have to restore the confidence in the team.


This team has the talent to win, no doubt in my mind. It will be interesting to see how the assistant coaching staff shakes out. He is interviewing next week and expects to have the bulk of the staff in place by early January. The players should be ready to work once the semester starts. Exciting times in Pardsville.


I talked with a former coach today who is intimately familiar with Lafayette football and the current college administration.

I asked him what his first impression(s) were regarding Coach Garrett, and whether he is the right fit for the Pards right now. He also recognizes clearly the type of student-athlete that Lafayette recruits. His observations were pointed, if not outright bright regarding Lafayette football and the tremendous support for the program. Most importantly, he praised the college, and Alison Byerly for going outside the box to hire Garrett. In his opinion, which I share, his recent experience in the CAA recruiting and coaching scholarship players placed him a step ahead of a large field of candidates. He outlined the proximity of College Hill to NYC, and the inherent advantage that gives Garrett in recruiting.

I trust my acquaintances' football acumen, and expect Coach Garrett to hit the ground running in recruiting right off the I-78 roadway, or has he said, "within an eight to ten hour drive" from Easton.


Thanks for  passing on the positive info, pf.  Wonderful job by Pres. Byerly and those alums who opened her eyes to the problems in the dept.

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