Going to practice this Wednesday, I wondered how things were going with the Mountain Hawks this spring.
You never really know what to expect until you go, and on a surprisingly chilly evening, I arrived up at Lehigh's practice fields.
A lot of times at practice you hear jeremiads from the coaching staff on "spirited competition" and competing for positions. But you don't always see it on the practice field.
On Wednesday, though, it was there. I saw it.
Maybe it's a product of a lot of players knowing where they fit on the team, and that's certainly what is my impression in regards to the Lehigh offense.
When you have returning all-Patriot League players at running back, wide receiver, and the offensive line, that's one level of comfort. When you have a returning quarterback that started three games, including an FCS playoff game, and led an 63-35 win over Yale with 524 yards passing, that's yet another level of comfort.
Perhaps that's why it was an entertaining scene of players jawing at one another and competing against each other.
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